Size: 4x2.3x0.7 inches Weight: 5.3 ounces Est. Street Price: $279
Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR
ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $279
Using EXR CMOS sensor technology, the Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR captures images in one of three ways, depending on your shooting conditions. In High Resolution mode, which is the default option, pictures are taken in full 16-megapixel resolution for capturing rich color and sharp details. For high-contrast scenes, Wide Dynamic Range mode allows the camera to take two shots and combines them, revealing subtle details in both highlight and shadow areas. The third option is High Sensitivity and Low Noise mode for shooting in low light and taking full advantage of the backside-illuminated sensor. The camera has a 5x optical zoom (35mm equivalent of 28mm), a 3.5-inch touch-screen LCD, sensor-shift image stabilization and up to 12 fps continuous shooting.
Size: 4.1x2.3x1.3 inches Weight: 7.7 ounces Est. Street Price: $749
Leica V-Lux 30
ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $749
Never forget where you took those great photos from your last trip when using the Leica V-Lux 30, which includes GPS technology. Images are tagged with location and date information stored in the EXIF data of the image file. As you scroll through images, the location pops up on screen. With a big 24-384mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens, you can take a variety of shots from wide-angle to macro to telephoto. In continuous shooting mode, the 15.1-megapixel (14.1-megapixel effective) camera can capture 10 fps at full resolution or 60 fps with reduced resolution, and it records 1080i AVCHD video (1920x1080 pixels). The 3-inch LCD has 460,000-dot resolution, and you control many of the camera functions simply by touching the screen.
Size: 4.3x2.5x0.9 inches Weight: 6.6 ounces Est. Street Price: $429
Nikon Coolpix S1200pj
ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $429
The third generation of Nikon's innovative PJ series, the Coolpix S1200pj incorporates the same front-mounted projector that lets you share photos and videos by projecting them, but has some cool new functionality. In addition to hooking up to a computer, you also can connect it to an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod. The projector is brighter at 20 lumens, compared to its predecessor's 14 lumens. You can project images and movies up to five feet (diagonally). Other features include 14.1-megapixel resolution, a 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent), 720p HD video capture and a 3-inch LCD screen.
Size: 4.2x2.7x1.6 inches Weight: 8 ounces Est. Street Price: $279
ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $279
With a big 25-500mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens, versatility is part of what makes the Olympus SZ-11 so appealing. In addition to offering a generous focal-length range, the SZ-11 includes creative effects filters for adding some in-camera flair or mood to your images. Pop Art, Soft Focus and Watercolor are just a few of the 10 filters offered. New to the lineup is Miniature, which simulates the look of a toy world, and Reflection, which produces mirrorlike fantasy effects in night scenes or landscapes. The 14-megapixel camera captures 720p video and has a 3-inch, 460,000-dot LCD. It's also considerably faster than its predecessor, shooting full-size images twice as quickly at 1.7 fps and ranging up to 7 fps for a five-second burst.