You probably use your phone for taking most of your pictures, and for a majority of the time, it works fine. But when you’re on the go this summer and want that perfect shot, whether it’s at the beach or a game, you’ll want to swap it for a true camera that can really deliver — without taking up too much of your luggage space or your paycheck.
With a zoom range equivalent to 24–2000mm on a 35mm camera, the point-and-shoot Nikon Coolpix P900 has the kind of reach typically found only on lenses that cost more than an Audi A3. Even from the cheap seats, you’ll be close to the action. [$600; nikonusa.com]