|Fujifilm FinePix S4800|
Few days back I noticed this offer which I was browsing Amazon for finding some camera accessories. This Fujifilm FinePix S4800 camera was priced for just $129 with free shipping ( Check Here ) . Now that's the lowest offer I have seen for a long long time for any bridge camera out there in market today.
Well this is not the best bridge camera in market today. For example if you compare Fujifilm FinePix S4800 with Canon Powershot SX60 HS Camera then you would see Fuji model is nothing but a dwarf but SX60 comes with a big price tag around $450 and you get this FinePix S4800 only for $129. Now that's a huge difference.Canon SX60 has 65x massive optical zoom and many other new features like inbuilt Wi-Fi.
Price wise the nearest competitor it has is Canon Powershot SX520. This Canon budget bridge camera is avaliable for around $180 at Amazon and it has a 42x zoom. So for another $50 you get 12x more optical zoom. I do believe that's worth if you can spend extra $50. Not just because of the zoom but also SX520 has a CMOS sensor so you would get better quality photos and S4800 which only has a CCD sensor.
Better mention that Canon has launched a successor for SX520 which is known as Canon Powershot SX530 HS and it said to have a 50x optical zoom. This camera is not in market yet so we don't know what will be price tag. You can find more information from Amazon pre-sale page >> Here <<. But I doubt it would be cheaper than any of these cameras mentioned above except for Canon SX60.
Anyway if you are looks for a cheap bridge camera with good features and photo quality I think Fujifilm FinePix S4800 is the cheapest one you can find in market today. It has a 30x Zoom which is not bad comparing with average point and shoot cameras. I still use my old SX10 camera which has only 20x optical zoom which give really good photos. Plus you get 1080p Full HD videos too.
If you are searching a good camera for kid who like photography or something cheap but good in quality this is one of the best choices you have specially if you are checking the cheapest options in market. I couldn't find anything cheaper than this so far. There are several newer Fujifilm bridge cameras too but those cost you few more dollars.