Fuji FinePix S1600
12 megapixels; 15x optical zoom; Dual image stabilization; 3-inch LCD monitor; Electronic viewfinder; 720p HD video; Continuous shooting up to 8 fps; Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; 4x AA batteries
The S1600 has been replaced by the S2950. Here's what we had to say about this low-end superzoom when it was released in early 2010:
The S1600 is Fuji's low-end bridge model for 2010. This type of camera is Fuji's strong suit, combining a big zoom with sharp imaging, though the cheaper models like this fall closer to the extended zoom category dominated by Panasonic. Regardless, this looks like a solid camera with a 15x zoom lens, 720p HD videos, and speedy continuous shooting all for $250. Not too shabby.