Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III is an overall great camera that delivers significant improvements over the RX100 II, but not everyone will think it's worth the extra cost.
Olympus E-PL2 ( with 14-42mm lens, Black)
A great interchangeable-lens model if you're looking for better photo quality and/or a more advanced feature set than your current point-and-shoot offers, the Olympus PEN E-PL2 still doesn't satisfy for photographing active kids and pets.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 ( Silver)
Although the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 has its share of passionate fans, we think the JPEG quality should be more consistent for the price.
Canon PowerShot ELPH SD40 ( Twilight Sepia)
Its small size makes it an attractive pocket camera, but its speed and image quality issues are too great to ignore.
The Olympus FE-110 is budget priced for a 5-megapixel compact model, but its average picture quality and lack of features make it an entry-level choice only.
Nikon D50 with 28-80mm lens
Performance and features that rival those of more expensive digital SLR cameras make the 6-megapixel Nikon D50 one of the best entry-level options.
Konica Minolta Dimage X50
A slim, stylish ultracompact that's as easy on the eyes as it is to use.
Kodak EasyShare DX4900
If you don't mind just average photos, the DX7590 will appeal to snapshooters looking for more control.
Pentax Optio 33WR
Though the Optio 33WR is an otherwise average pocket camera, its water resistance and broad snapshot feature set make it stand out from the crowd.
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Sony Cyber Shot DSC-U60
Snapshot photographers who value portability and style over advanced features and photo quality will like this sleek little camera.