Bridge Camera advice


Oh its way past my bed time so gonna make this question a quickie ...

I know nothing about bridge cameras but a colleague at work was asking my advice about the sony cyber-shot dsc-hx200v or the 100 older version; the canon powershot sx40 hs; and the panasonic lumix dmc-fz150.

She is looking to spend about £400. She said that HD video is a must. She's tempted with the great zoom facility in a package smaller than a dslr but overall is looking for good image quality for both still and video. Its for big holiday coming up later this year.

Anyone got experience of these cameras or is there anything other camera you think she should be looking at?

Thanks in advance ... for now, I'm off to catch a few zzzzzzzs.


The Image Stimulator
The Netherlands
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Maybe Fujifilm HS30EXR is an option? specs I like: hi-res EVF, manual zoom ring, price tag, EXR.
Or Nikon P510 with 42 x opt. zoom, wow, but low res. EVF.
Note: I don't own any of these cameras.