The BEST superzoom. Your opinion.

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The BEST superzoom. Your opinion.

I'm pretty sure that a current model of a Canon, Panasonic, Nikon or Fuji will be candidates for your answers.  Maybe some others.  I would like a recommendation for a BEST superzoom bridge camera.  But more importantly....why?  The person asking me this question also has a priority of concern list:

Best IQ throughout, but especially at the tele end.

Best higher ISO

Easiest accessible menu

Decent manual focus(told him I'm not sure any qualify)

And, 30X zoom or longer, a wider aperture, reasonable shot-to-shot speed(Canon's SX50 doesn't qualify here----I have it)

Things that do NOT matter:  battery capacity, Wi-Fi, size/weight, video capabilities, audio, other newer gimmicky additions.

We've discussed how these cameras have their fair-share of trade-offs.  But which one seems to have the reputation for ticking the most boxes.....in your opinion.  Your comments will be even more valuable if you've experienced more than one of these.

Thanks

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