Fujifilm FinePix S4000
14 megapixels; 30x optical zoom; 24mm wide-angle; Optical (sensor-shift) image stabilization; 3-inch LCD monitor; 720p HD video; Manual control; 8fps burst mode (max 20 frames); Captures to SD/SDHC media cards; Uses AA batteries
Fujifilm's S4000 crams a huge 30x zoom lens into a $279 package. Judging from the popularity of past S-series models, this huge zoom, low-cost combo is popular with consumers even if it doesn't always produce great results. Based on our past experience with the S-series, we're betting that users will find some gripes with image quality and performance, though the S4000 does come in a larger, redesigned chassis. Still, for some folks, it'll be tough to argue with such an enormous zoom range for that price.