A digital zoom: do you really want the best?
Digital-zoom cameras are always tricky: how can you check them beforehand to be sure they performm?
The Canadian magazine Protéger-vous tested 29 for you. Top of the pick was the 25x Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 III (CHF1630), mainly for the quality of its photos. But for CHF1,000 less you could buy the second-placed 16x Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ 1000 (CHF626).
Third was a Leica, the V-Lux (type 114) for CHF1170.
I'm not sure I'd buy one of these cameras blind, but I'd plump for the cheaper one unless I had someone paying me to take closer shots.