Fujifilm FinePix S4200
14MP CCD; Fujinon 24x Optical Zoom Lens with 24mm wide-angle; Optical image stabilization; 3-inch LCD; 720p HD Movies with mono sound; 4-AA Batteries
The S4200 is identical to the SL240 but uses AA's rather than a lithium-ion battery. Both boast a solid 24x zoom in a bridge-style body, yet cut costs with a 14 megapixel CCD (rather than CMOS) and 720p video recording. Expect image quality to be adequate if not stellar. If you need even more zoom, check out the S4500 or SL300, which have 30x and run at a $30 premium.