The FinePix HS25EXR is another powerful and a very capable digital bridge camera from the highly rated S series digital cameras from Fujifilm. A bridge camera is one which finds a compromise between the performance levels of a compact camera and a DSLR, making it an ideal choice for intermediate level photographers looking to make a steady and well informed progress in digital photography. Featuring a highly capable Fujinon 30x optical zoom lens with primary colour filter, this FinePix camera has a focal length of 4.2 mm �� 126 mm or a 35 mm equivalent of 24 – 720 mm. This jaw dropping optical zoom combines with a 2x digital zoom giving you the ability to frame every shot with great precision and accuracy. Operating through a highly capable EXR CMOS image sensor, this FinePix digital camera has the capacity to capture images at an amazing 16 megapixel resolution. Clubbing the EXR CMOS image sensor along with the 16 megapixel optical sensor resolution gives the HS25EXR the ability to record Full HD videos with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 30 fps. This sizable FinePix digital bridge camera with its enormously long range optical zoom manages to weigh 730 g with the inclusion of the battery and the memory card. Featuring a 0.2 inch electronic LCD viewfinder, this camera also has a 3 inch TFT colour LCD tilt screen which acts as an optional live viewfinder. This 3 inch LCD display also acts as a display device to view all your captured images and videos, thanks to its amazing 460,000 dot display resolution. Battery and Storage This high performance FinePix bridge camera is powered by 4 AA alkaline batteries that power the camera up to 350 shots. You also have the option of using rechargeable Ni-MH or lithium batteries as an alternative power source. All the captured images exist in the JPEG (Exif ver 2.3) format while the recorded videos are in the H.264 (MOV) file format and are stored in an SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I) memory card. These recorded media can easily be transferred to a PC or an external digital storage device via the camera’s high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity. This FinePix also comes with an HDMI Mini connector and a composite AV out which supports both NTSC and PAL which gives you the ability to view all your captured media files on a large screen, be it in standard or high definition. Performance The aperture control lets you adjust the amount of light that is allowed to fall on the image sensor, which on this bridge ranges from f/2.8 – f/5.6. Featuring a TTL contrast detection autofocus function with a range that spans from 45 cm (Wide) and 3 m (Tele) to infinity, the HS25EXR also has 7 cm macro and an outstanding 1 cm super macro focus capability. The light sensitivity of the FinePix bridge camera is from ISO 100 to an incredible ISO 12800, which lets you take clear high quality images even under insufficient light. The camera also features an extremely wide range of adjustable shutter speeds from a prolonged 30 sec to a blistering 1/4000 sec. Further enhancing the low light capability of the FinePix HS25EXR digital camera is a built-in pop-up flash with an operational range of 30 cm – 7.1 m (Wide) and 2.0 m – 3.8 m (Tele). The camera also features a Hot Shoe or an additional provision for an external flash attachment to provide increased lighting for your photographs. Features Giving you control over the tone and temperature of the image is the availability of pre-set white balancing settings and shooting modes that automatically detected and selected the appropriate camera settings to best suit the current conditions. This FinePix’s CMOS shift image stabilization efficiently works to eliminate image blurring and minimizing shake at maximum zoom range. The HS25EXR comes with fully loaded detection technologies including Face Detection along with Red Eye Reduction giving you clear optimized people photos. The self-timer function on this Fujifilm bridge camera lets you delay the shutter release by 2 or 10 seconds, making the challenge of capturing perfect self-portraits and group shots a thing of the past. This bridge camera from Fujifilm also sports a continuous mode which lets you shoot at a maximum rate of 11 fps, giving you the option of capturing the entire flow of events without missing out on the action. The availability of PictBridge technology allows you to connect the camera directly to a printer without a PC, enabling easy direct photo printing.