With a much larger sensor than its compact competitors, an F1.8 lens, 1080p/60-fps video capture with manual controls, and Sony's interesting in-camera modes, the pocketable Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is a beast. But it'll cost you.
The 20X-optical-zoom PowerShot SX260 HS pocket megazoom does a lot of things--and it does many of them well, thanks to very good image quality, great creative modes, and manual exposure controls.
The Lumix ZS20 is a top-tier travel camera, thanks to a far-reaching zoom lens, built-in GPS with mapping, extensive shooting options, and good (but not great) image and video quality.
Sony's latest interchangeable-lens cameras offer a lot of unique features for $600 as a kit, including fast burst shooting, manual video controls, and impressive in-camera AI.
With a fast F2.0 lens, high-speed shooting modes, and low-light skills, Olympus's latest rugged camera offers compelling traits for everyday use, too.
The Samsung WB150F is one of the first Wi-Fi-enabled cameras we've seen to offer impressive specs outside of its wireless tricks. However, it may not go far enough into manual-control territory to please seasoned shooters.
A faster burst mode, a new image processor, a microphone input jack, and an optional wireless adapter highlight the Nikon D3200's new features.
The PowerShot Elph 520 HS is a very compact 12X-optical-zoom camera designed for casual shooters. It offers decent performance, but not at the level we're used to seeing in Canon's cameras.
An interchangeable-lens camera built for casual users, the mirrorless Lumix GF5 will have a dramatically redesigned touchscreen interface.
The Sony Bloggie Live is an excellent pocket camcorder with groundbreaking wireless features, but it's a tough sell in the age of do-everything smartphones.
The third-generation iPad with Retina display is here, plus we wrap up the cool announces at Mobile World and talk about life with Microsoft's downloadable Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
With seven Cyber-shot cameras that offer optical-zoom ranges of 10X and greater, Sony has its sights set on the megazoom market in 2012.
The past few weeks have been chock-full of new camera announcements. Here's a look at 10 cameras we're excited about, with special attention to the digital-imaging trends taking shape for the upcoming year.