In the big book of hacky tech writer metaphors, any spec battle is discussed in warlike terms. As tired as this kind of reductive writing gets, it's actually a useful way to think about superzoom cameras—big, fixed-lens cameras that offer huge zoom ranges and DSLR-esque handling.
The 30x optical zoom lenses that seemed ridiculous just a few years ago have given way to 40x, 50x, and even 60x and higher zooms.
|Lens Type||Fixed Lens|
|Optical Zoom||65 x|
|Digital Zoom||4 x|