Olympus Stylus 1
For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and features.
Nikon D610 ( with 28-300mm Lens)
Though competition's increasing for low-end full-frame cameras, the Nikon D610 holds its own; that said, while slightly faster than its predecessor it's not a whole lot different.
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-QX10
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 might be a fresh take on a point-and-shoot camera, but the design ends up being a bit more trouble than it's worth.
Canon PowerShot N ( Black)
If you can get past the supercompact design and reimagined controls, the Canon PowerShot N is a fine point-and-shoot companion for your smartphone.
Nikon Coolpix S800c ( Black)
The Nikon Coolpix S800c marries an above-average point-and-shoot with the functionality of an Android device with mixed results.
Nikon D600 ( with 28-300mm lens)
The Nikon D600 is a really good camera for the money, as long as you're willing to shell out for the lenses that can do it justice.
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W690 ( Black)
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 is a decent little 10x zoom camera, but similar models from Nikon, Panasonic, and even Sony itself offer more for your money.
Nikon Coolpix S6300 ( Blue)
In the face of stiff competition, the Nikon Coolpix S6300 is an above average point-and-shoot made slightly better by a low price, simple operation, and nice features.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 ( Black)
A speedy little camera with a long lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 performs beyond its tiny price tag.
GE E1410SW ( Brown)
While not without its share of photo and performance issues, the GE E1410SW is a fine ultracompact megazoom snapshooter for those on a budget.