Contributed by Nimish Dubey
Camera lovers – professional and amateur – in India have never quite had it so good. In recent times, just about every camera manufacturer seems to be working overtime on upping the zoom and megapixel count of their cameras while keeping the price at relatively sane levels. The latest superzoom camera to hit the Indian market is the Fuji Finepix S1800, which offers a 12.2 megapixel lens with a very respectable 18x optical zoom at a frankly amazing price of Rs 14,999!
The camera has smile and blink detection, CCD image shift stabilization, instant zoom, tracking auto focus and a whole lot of handy features, all packed in a compact body that might let you fool the lesser-knowledgeable into thinking that you are actually toting a DSLR. Oh, and incidentally, it also records videos in HD (1280 x 720). Not bad at all. We are still busy being amazed at the price, truth be told as cameras with that kind of zoom capability generally end up costing closer to Rs 20,000 than to Rs 15,000!
So, if you are looking for a camera that will let you take pictures without getting too close to the subject and without damaging your wallet too much, we reckon the Finexpix S1800 is worth considering. Now, we are waiting to see what the competition has to offer. For, offer something it shall. Well, we did say it was the best of times for photography lovers in India.
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