Fuji FinePix JZ300
12 megapixels; 10x optical zoom; Dual image stabilization; 2.7-inch LCD monitor; 720p HD video; Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
The JZ300 has been replaced by the T300. Here's what we had to say about the JZ300 when it was released in February 2010:
The JZ300 is one of Fuji's new fun zoom models, the lower-cost option to the JZ500. This type of camera is popular with consumers: very compact, yet it packs in a powerful 10x zoom lens. The 720p HD video and brushed-aluminum finish are nice touches, too. We prefer the JZ300 over the more expensive model. It has 12 megapixels instead of 14, but you won't miss the pixels unless you need to make poster-sized prints. The face and pet recognition software in the JZ500 might be cool, but they aren't worth $50. Those are the only difference -- the optics are the same, and that's what matters. If you decide to go with a Fuji fun zoom, go with this model.