Pocket megazooms continue to shrink and wide apertures are now the norm, as evidenced by Panasonic's new additions to its Lumix line of point-and-shoots.
The 12X-optical-zoom Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS is just 0.88 inches deep, and the popular Elph 300 HS gets an upgraded successor.
Fujifilm announced a complete overhaul of its fixed-lens lineup for CES 2012, including 20X-zoom pocket cameras, ruggedized models, and a premium X-series megazoom.
CCD sensors have long been associated with better image quality, but speedy CMOS resides in the majority of today's cameras, from DSLRs to iPhones to Lytro.
The 15X-zoom FinePix F550EXR has GPS features and in-camera extras that go beyond the norm, but its image and video quality lags behind the big-gun competitors.
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.