GE E1410SW ( Gold)
While not without its share of photo and performance issues, the GE E1410SW is a fine ultracompact megazoom snapshooter for those on a budget.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 ( Black)
While adding Wi-Fi to a point-and-shoot is a solid way to compete with smartphones, Panasonic fumbles it a bit with the Lumix DMC-FX90.
Samsung DualView TL205
The Samsung DualView TL205's front LCD and low price make it a decent choice for self-portrait-loving photographers on a budget.
Nikon Coolpix P7000
The Coolpix P7000 is a fine camera that lots of enthusiasts will appreciate for its smart shooting design, interesting feature set, and worthy photo quality.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99 ( Silver)
Sony packs a lot of features into the ultracompact Cyber-shot DSC-T99, but if you don't need or want the touch screen there are better values to be had.
Canon EOS 7D ( Body Only)
An excellent midrange dSLR, the Canon EOS 7D delivers for the money.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
A better-than-average megazoom choice, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 delivers standout video capabilities and an excellent manual feature set. Still, it suffers from a lot of the same drawbacks as its competitors, including weak photo quality.
Nikon D3000 ( 18mm-55mm VR lens)
Its feature set is basic even by entry-level standards, but the Nikon D3000 delivers the photo quality and performance you expect when stepping up to a dSLR, with an optional interface that's very beginner friendly.
Nikon Coolpix S220
The Nikon Coolpix S220 is an adequate, inexpensive choice for social-network-loving photographers.
Nikon CoolPix L19 ( Bright Silver)
The Nikon Coolpix L100 is a decent entry-level megazoom. Just don't look too closely at the photos and stock up on AA batteries.