Bridge Digital Cameras are a cross between digital point and shoot and digital SLR. The camera mostly operate like high end point and shoot cameras, but usually have extended features and quality upgrades to give them capabilities comparable to entry level digital SLR, without the hassle and expense of removable lenses.

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Fujifilm Finepix S700

The S700 is a great bridge camera as it adds a great deal of versatility into a semi-pocket sized camera, and actually gets a decent life out of a set of AA batteries. Image quality is also very good. An EVF is used on this camera as opposed to an optical viewfinder, although not extremely hi-res, it is useful over the screen if you prefer a viewfinder.

  • 7.1 mpix CCD sensor
  • 10x zoom (38mm to 380mm)
  • AA battery powered and fairly efficient
  • Up to 1600 ISO
  • 256 zone metering
  • SD storage
  • File format: JPG
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Added to collection: 2013
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Fujifilm Finepix EXR HS20

This bridge camera begins to get more into the “pro” aspects of a DSLR. The auto-focus is a bit slow, but the 720mm lens more than makes up for it. The RAW processing is great if you are working with images more in a pro manor, but does slow down the processing in camera. The output has a slightly higher presence of artifacts, but the picture quality is amazing for the type of camera. The viewfinder and screen switch automatically with the eye sensor or you can manually switch.

  • 16 mpix backlit EXR CMOS sensor
  • 30x zoom (24mm to 720mm)
  • AA battery powered and fairly efficient
  • Up to 320 ISO (6400 and 12800 with boost)
  • Manual focus
  • SD storage
  • Built in EVF (not that great)
  • File format: RAW, JPG, RAW+JPG
  • Release Year: 2011
  • Added to collection: 2023
  • Click here for more info – dpreview – cnetpdf manual

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