Fujifilm FinePix HS10 at a glance:

  • 10.3 million effective pixels
  • 24-720mm (equivalent) fixed lens
  • EVF and 3in tilting LCD
  • Full HD (1080p) movie recording
  • Street price around £375

Looking at the specification of the Fujifilm FinePix HS10, it’s easy to see the attraction of a bridge camera. With a huge zoom range that effectively spans 24-720mm (30x), its fixed Fujinon lens is only really restrictive for true wideangle lovers, and there are two forms of image stabilisation (sensor shift and digital stabilisation) to help ensure images at the longest end are blur-free.

There are also a couple of useful features such as Motion Panorama mode for creating one-shot sweeping panoramic images and the unique Motion Remover option that is designed to remove moving objects, such as tourists, from photographs.

While novice photographers may appreciate owning a relatively advanced camera that has the comfort of a fixed lens, more experienced users will like the DSLR-style handling, the ability to save images as raw or JPEG files and the fact that it costs less than £400.

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