This is special class of cameras that can by quality be compared to higher middle class with addition of large zoom range. Certainly not a class that will satisfy more demanding users. There are more reasons. Small sensor, much noise, questionable long focal point lenghts without stabilizer. However, if you want to undergo ultra zoom experience for rather small amount of money, and if you choose model with optical picture stabilisation, this class is not to be ignored.
Konica Minolta Z3