On June 11 the Fuji Finepix 6900z will be available in the UK. With a CCD of 3.3 megapixels which will interpolate to 6 megapixels, the performance will be similar to the S1.
A full range of aperture and shutter priority features will be on board plus a TTL LCD viewfinder.
The lense will be equivalent to a 38-210 SLR zoom and can take a x1.5 telephoto adapter. Digital zoom (though you wouldn't want ot use it) will also be on board.
A trawl round the websites and a few phone calls last wek have established the recommended retail @£UK799 but there are already people taking orders with discounted prices as low as £UK725 and these are bound to fall quickly once the camera hits the streets.
SmartMedia storage is used with a 16MB card in the box. You will need much more than this for a good day's shooting of fine quality JPEGS at maximum size.
I'm waiting to read the reviews before buying in July but the camera's predecessor, the 4900Z had most of the features without the new CCD and would give 2.1 megapixels which were interpolated to 4.6 megapixels and the results were excellent.
There are plenty of sites on the web selling these off now for between £UK550 - £UK625.
Start by taking a look at :http://www.fujifilm.co.uk/FUJIDC/WHEREBUY/WHEREBUY.html