Sensor question

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Sensor question

Can anyone explain to me why all the small compact cameras such as the Canon G series etc. seem limited to zoom ranges of about 24-70 or 24-100?  Why does the wide end never go down to 18 or so?  I'd like to find a small camera such as the G5X and its size/features but with a zoom range of maybe 18-120 or so.  Is the sensor size of these cameras the limiting factor?

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Fujifilm X30 Nikon Coolpix P900 Canon G7 X II Nikon D5600 Nikon D7500 +8 more
Canon PowerShot G5 X
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