The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 is a fine compact megazoom, if not the best value.
It can't match some of its competition in the features department, but the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 still packs a powerful zoom lens and plenty of point-and-shoot punch.
For most people, the excellent photo quality of the Canon PowerShot SD790 IS will more than make up for any slight performance deficiencies or minor shortcomings.
The Canon PowerShot SD 850 IS has just about everything you'd want in a point-and-shoot.
If you need an ultracompact camera for your pocket or purse, strongly consider the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS.
The Leica D-Lux 5 compact camera is undeniably expensive. But its superior images, classic design and broad range of features go a long way towards justifying its price tag.
Solid image quality plus manual and automated exposure controls make the Canon PowerShot A540 a nice low-cost option for snapshooters and photo enthusiasts.
Though the S500 is a respectable pocket snapshot camera, its performance and its feature set make it seem creaky next to the competition.
The entry-level Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and its IS-less linemate the A2300 are simple cameras with nice picture quality for casual snapshooters, but the price difference isn't worth sacrificing the image stabilization.
The EOS M10 shows that Canon's committed to the mirrorless ILC market, but also that it's still behind the curve.
The Kodak EasyShare C340 has the two top qualities needed for beginners: it's easy to use, and it can produce relatively high-quality photos.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 ranks above average on looks and features, but it doesn't quite match up on photo quality.
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.
Despite excessive noise at higher ISOs, Canon's A570 IS offers an excellent value and an impressive feature set in its category.
Other models do budget better than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700.
The Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W100 is a decent snapshot camera, but better choices are out there.
While it's a perfectly fine camera when you're making the jump from a point-and-shoot, there are better choices than the Canon EOS Rebel T5.
The expensive Vario X camera does have a zoom lens, but it's a surprisingly slow lens.