Fuji FinePix S5200 Zoom
5.1 megapixels; 10x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom; auto and manual focus; manual exposure; ISO 80-1600; JPEG and RAW file formats; 4 "AA" batteries (charger optional); movie mode with sound
The Fuji FinePix S5200 offers SLR-style without SLR-responsibility. For the budding amateur photographer, the S5200 has an impressive 10x optical zoom and a fixed lens that can take wide and telephoto shots. Fuji's Anti-Blur feature claims to be superior to image stabilization features for tightening up long zooms. If you're daunted by the involvement of true SLR cameras but still want something more than a typical digital camera, this might be a good choice, but the moderate 5.1 megapixels and lack of upgradeability could mean you'll be stuck in the middle for a while.