Fujifilm FinePix S2550HD
Though it delivers merely OK photos, the S2550HD is one of the least expensive ways to get your hands on an 18x zoom, wide-angle lens with semimanual and manual controls. It's also powered by AA-size batteries and has an electronic viewfinder, which is being dropped on many lower-end megazooms.
Also, those not interested in connecting to an HDTV should check out the less expensive S1800, which has the same basic feature set and design, but lacks the S2550HD's Mini-HDMI output. In exchange, the S1800 comes with automatic picture rotation, so you can shoot horizontally or vertically without having to right the images later, and Tracking Auto Focus for keeping moving subjects locked in focus until you're ready to shoot.
August 30, 2010 11:14 AM PDT
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| Caption by: Joshua Goldman
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