Fujifilm's FineFix S1500 got a little lost among the company's slew of other cameras unveiled back at PMA
, but the camera's now finally moving out on its own, and the folks at Photography Blog
have seen fit to give a thorough review. In case you missed it, this one's a 10-megapixel bridge camera, and packs quite a few impressive features for its $200 street price, including a 12x optical zoom, image stabilization, a decent 2.7-inch LCD, and a full range of manual controls in addition to the usual point-and-shoot options. According to Photography Blog
, however, while the S1500 "feels like a lot of camera for the money," it falls a bit short when it comes to image quality, and things seem to get particularly tricky if you're shooting in less than ideal conditions. That said, is is just $200, and should still be a nice upgrade for anyone looking to move up from a basic point-and-shoot.