1. Fujifilm X-S1 - For Super Zoom
Number one on our list is the X-S1, part of the company’s iconic X series. The X-S1 represents a new breed of bridge camera, offering superb image quality, extensive zoom range and superior handling. The centrepiece of the X-S1 is the superb Fujinon 26x optical zoom lens, making it the ideal camera for those travelling on a safari or budding wildlife photographers. Equipped with a newly developed image stabilisation system, the X-S1 compensates for camera shake even when used for long-zoom shots. The camera produces punchy colourful images with even the finest of detail in shots. This impressive bridge camera caters perfectly to every photographic need or ability, allowing the user to experiment and progress their photographic skills.
Available from Littlewoods - £699
2. FinePix Bridge Series - For Skills and Style
As an affordable alternative to pricey DSLR’s, the Fujifilm’s FinePix S4200 and SL240 bridge cameras make taking DSLR quality photos easy. Without the hassle of interchangeable lenses but with the advantage of an incredible fixed lens, the S series models are the perfect step up from a compact camera. Incorporating a long list of manual controls and features like a Fujinon 24x, 24mm wide angle zoom, a 3-inch LCD viewing screen and 720p HD video capture, the bridge series, powered by AA batteries has an excellent grip and feel. The cameras take outstanding crisp images too.
Available from John Lewis - The FinePix S4200 in red, white and black – starting from £149
Available from John Lewis - The FinePix SL240 in red, white and black – starting from £199
3. FinePix XP Series - Braving the Elements
The FinePix XP series from Fujifilm is renowned for having a super resistant attitude. The latest offering includes the XP170, an essential piece of kit for adventure holidays. It’s freeze-proof, shock-proof and waterproof without compromising on image quality, ensuring you can always get the perfect shot wherever you are, from Mount Everest to The Great Barrier Reef. Built with the same resilience as its predecessors, the XP170 also boasts Wireless Image Transfer, allowing adrenalin junkies to upload photos instantly and without the need for wires or cables. With a strong grip in an ergonomically designed armoured body, the XP Series cameras are perfect for clumsy young photographers and adventure-seekers alike.
Available from various high street stores in Orange and Blue - £219
4. FinePix Z110 & FinePix Z1000 EXR - For the Party Papparazzi
If you’re going on a party holiday to Ibiza, Malia, Ayia Napa or anywhere else in the world, then this is the camera for you. The FinePix Z series are the essential kit for a night out, with a super slick and stylish look teamed with a built-in curved Frame Assist Mirror, the Z110 and Z1000EXR provide the perfect viewpoint for shots taken at arm’s length. Complete with a social media tagging function for easy uploads and available in a range of stylish colours, the Z110 is for those who like to stand out from the crowd. And, with a dedicated Night Out mode to help you capture those close-up shots, and a face detection timer on the Z1000EXR, you’ll never miss out on those memorable party poses.
Available from Littlewoods - The Z110 in Pink, White, Purple, Jade, Blue and Black - £150
Available from various high street stores - The Z1000EXR in Pink, White, Purple, Jade, Blue and Black – starting from £188
5. FinePix F770 - For Function and Form
The user-friendly FinePix F770EXR has been designed with functionality in mind. Ready to shoot in just 1.5 seconds and featuring an Advanced Anti Blur mode to combat shaky hands, the FinePix F770EXR ensures that users need never miss a photo opportunity. Also with GPS mapping and super-zoom, this camera is the ideal addition to any traveller’s kit-bag.
Available from John Lewis in Red, Blue, White and Black - £240
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