30x zoom or 3x zoom for compact camera?

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Lee Jay Forum Pro • Posts: 52,824
Depends heavily on what you are doing

If I'm going to museums and other similar sites, I take wide angles.  If I'm going to a wildlife refuge, I take the big telephoto.  If I'm doing some of each, I take some of each.

Any 3x zoom compact is going to be in the middle - 28-84, for example.  Neither wide, nor long.

A 30x is also unlikely to be wide, just long (24-720, for example).  Do you need big telephoto where you are going?

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