Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

(March 2010)

Good value for a well specified camera. The megazoom Fuji S2500 is the same camera as the S1800, with the addition of an HDMI port to connect HD TV.

The Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD 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.

What’s good:

  • Excellent flash range
  • Lightweight
  • The price!

What’s disappointing:

  • Macro focus distance is only gripe

Our review rating – 83% – Recommended

Key features:
Megapixels 12.2
Optical Zoom 18x
Wide Angle (35mm equivalent) 28mm
Telephoto (35mm equivalent) 504mm
Continuous shooting (max) 1.3fps
Built in flash – max range 8.0m
Hot Shoe for external flash? No
Macro minimum 20mm
Video 720p HD, 30fps
Weight 337g
Approx price (incl VAT & delivery) £115
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Steve’s Digicams
(In all respects the USA 2550 model appears to match the UK 2500)