The Lumix LX5 is not a camera for novices, but it offers an insane amount of power for a fixed-lens camera once you dive into its manual controls.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 replaces the GH1 at the top end of the Micro Four Thirds lineup, offering touch controls, a new image-processing engine, fast autofocus, a quicker burst mode, and video improvements.
Four new Flip camcorders improve the line's video-capture frame rate and add digital stabilization--and one model introduces a proprietary accessory port.
The PowerShot G12 adds HD video recording and new shooting modes to the G11's foundation of features, while the PowerShot SX30 IS offers the largest optical zoom range we've seen in a fixed-lens camera.
The $150 Pentax Optio RS1000 will offer swappable faceplates that you can design yourself, while the 10x optical zoom Optio RZ10 is the company's first foray into the pocket-megazoom realm.
The full-featured Nikon Coolpix P7000 is geared to go head-to-head with Canon's G series of point-and-shoot cameras, offering fast access to manual controls and performance-minded hardware.
The new all-metal, touchscreen-operated Bloggie Touch pocket camcorders offer stylish looks, 1080p video, and sharing-minded software.
The Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2 is the first pocket camcorder we've seen with an optical zoom lens, offering 1080p video capture, 10-megapixel still shooting, and stereo audio.