Fujifilm S5700 takes on SLR snappers single-handedly

Fujifilm's award winning entry-level SLR-alike snapper has just had a refit to emerge as the new, more compact, S5700.Still sporting the same 10x zoom

Fujifilm's award winning entry-level SLR-alike snapper has just had a refit to emerge as the new, more compact, S5700.Still sporting the same 10x zoom, 'big camera' looks and user-friendly features, it now gets improved menus and much easier 'one-handed' controls, mainly down to the removal of the twist grip from the lens barrel, in favour of standard zoom buttons.The megapixel count has also been upped to 7.1 and the screen boosted to 2.5in. Throw in some new fancy photography modes and dual SD and xD card slots and we could have another winner on our hands.Also making their debuts but at the other end of the camera scale are the plastic-fantastic A820 and A900 which offer a tantalising 4x zoom and 2.5in screen combo, while maxing out on digital bang for buck with either an 8 or 9MP sensor. Just don't expect any fancy extras, or anything that's too easy on the eye.You can snap them up over the next few months, bar the A900, which is yet to get a UK announcement. Meanwhile, the slightly older S5600 is going for rock bottom prices online if you fancy a quick bargain instead – tell 'em Stuff sent you.

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Fujifilm FinePix A820, A900, S5700 Price: £150, £TBA, £200 On sale: June, TBA, April Contact: Fujifilm Related stories: Olympus declares: ‘it's raining Mju’