CNET News Daily Podcast: Big new ideas for little cameras

Compact-camera manufacturers have started testing the waters with some cool high-end features as they seek a competitive edge. Just what can consumers expect to see?

Compact-camera manufacturers have started testing the waters with some cool high-end features as they search for new ways to gain revenue, market share, and recognition. CNET News reporter Stephen Shankland goes over a few of them.

Plus, is a $99 iPhone on the way ? That and more on Wednesday's CNET News Daily Podcast.


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About the author

Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.

 

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