Fujifilm FinePix HS10

The Fujifilm FinePix HS10 is Highly Recommended. A superbly specified digital bridge camera, including a mega zoom range. With the leading range of zoom at 30x, including widest angle currently available 24mm equivalent and longest also at 720mm. Unique features include DSLR-like manual control of the zoom. Also includes Full HD video capability and an impressive 10 frames per second high speed continuous shooting.

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

The Fujifilm FinePix S1600 digital bridge camera includes two fun and valuable features: Smile & Shoot Mode can recognise the precise moment your subject smiles and releases the shutter only when this happens, ensuring that all your photos are happy ones. Blink Detection warns you if any of your subjects have blinked so that you can re-take the photo if necessary.

Canon PowerShot G11

Perhaps a true bridge, with near compact size, yet pretty good specification and reasonable features, including excellent flash range. Designed for exceptional image quality and professional levels of flexibility, the Canpn PowerShot G11 digital bridge camera combines a 10.0 MP high-sensitivity sensor, premium wide-angle zoom lens and 2.8″ vari-angle LCD. Working with the high-sensitivity image sensor, Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor delivers vastly improved noise performance across the ISO range. Shoot full-resolution images up to ISO 3200, or expand to ISO 12800 in (2.5MP) Low Light mode.

Fujifilm FinePix S1500

If versatility & functionality are what you are looking for then the Fujifilm FinePix S1500 is for you. This superzoom camera is surprisingly compact; especially when you consider that it packs a 12x zoom. Thanks to its small size and light weight it is easily portable, making it a top choice for days out with the family, weekends away with a loved one, day-to-day snapping or to advance your photographic skills.

A reasonably specified camera could make this an easy introduction to Digital Bridge Camera usage