Hi all, I am looking to buy my wife a bridge camera for her birthday. I know pretty much nothing about cameras as the only camera I have used in the last 10 years or so has been the one on my mobile phone.
Just through trawling through what reviews I can find I have provisionally narrowed my search down to the following:

Nikon Coolpix P520
Canon Powershot SX50
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Sony Cybershot DSC HX300.

I am happy to widen my options if someone comes up with a viable alternative, but does anyone have any recommendations/suggestions/comments?