16MP 1/2.3in CCD sensor FUJINON lens with 36x optical zoom (25-900mm equivalent) 3in LCD monitor (460k dots) HD movies at 720p/30fps Powered by 3×AA alkaline batteries with an approx. 250-shot battery life The FinePix S8600 bridge camera features a powerful 36x Fujinon zoom lens, a high-quality 1/2.3in 16MP CCD sensor, and a host of creative features, all wrapped up in a pocket-friendly body; it"s the all-rounder you can take anywhere. The S8600"s newly developed three-step collapsible lens automatically retracts when not in use to leave a slim, stylish and, best of all, seriously compact body. A highly versatile 25-900mm equivalent meaning that users will be covered no matter whether it"s wide-angle landscapes or highly magnified action. The S8600 even has a Super Macro. And backing the lens up at every turn is Fujifilm"s sensor-shift Optical Image Stabilization system to combat any trace of blur pictures. The S6800 also boasts autofocus times up to 0.4sec, a start-up time of 1.7sec and a shooting interval of just 1.3sec for rapid-fire, responsive, and hassle-free photography. What"s more, fans of shooting video, won"t disappointed by the S8600. HD movies can be recorded at 720p/30fps in cinematic widescreen 16:9 format, and then shared with friends and family on the big screen using the camera"s built-in mini HDMI connector. The S8600"s Advanced Filter function can be selected straight from the Mode dial, which gives access to a gallery of 10 artistic effects, which can be previewed on the LCD before the shot is taken.