The 30X-optical-zoom HX100V may lack the zoom range and fine-tuning options of some competitors, but it compensates with futuristic extras, good video quality, and solid images.
The Exilim ZR100 offers super-high-speed shooting and phenomenal battery life, two factors that set it apart from other pocket megazooms in its class.
The 24X optical-zoom Lumix FZ150 offers hybrid still-and-video capabilities, the Lumix FX90 allows peer-to-peer sharing with your phone, and a free firmware update to the LX5 adds some new features.
The Coolpix P7100 is Nikon's new top-of-the-line fixed-lens model, and two pocket megazooms and Nikon's first ruggedized Coolpix cam are among the several new cameras announced today.
The Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS and 310 HS offer long-zoom lenses that seem impossible given the cameras' size, while the PowerShot SX150 IS uses its bigger body for manual controls.
The superslim TX55 offers a new take on digital zoom, using an in-camera pixel-matching database that purportedly retains image sharpness and resolution.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 is a 24X-optical-zoom camera optimized for video as well as still-image capture, while the pocketable Lumix LS5 is touted as a solid low-light shooter.
The 36x optical zoom Nikon Coolpix P500 is a versatile, speedy camera with features that address the needs of photo enthusiasts as well as snapshooters.