The Pansonic ZS100 offers great blend of quality, size and features for people who want better photos and are willing to trade off a little quality for a lot of lens.
The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS is a solid, but not standout, megazoom option for the money.
With really good photo and video quality, a great set of features and generally class-leading performance, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is probably one of our favorite compact cameras ever. It's not for the inexperienced, though.
The Nikon Coolpix L11 is a decent budget camera, if you can overlook its scant manual controls.
With a wide-angle, megazoom lens, a quick AF system, and generally high-quality snapshot photos, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 is a standout compact megazoom.
The Nikon Coolpix L22 looks good for its price, but there isn't much to like below the surface.
Fujifilm's sleek, 5-megapixel F450 makes a few too many compromises.
The Samsung L830 is a compact 8-megapixel camera that offers plenty of manual controls, but its sluggish shooting and disappointing picture quality hold it back.
Fujifilm's FinePix 2800 Zoom offers point-and-shoot photographers a 6X zoom lens and a compact design.
This 2-megapixel offering will give most entry-level point-and-shoot users everything they need and then some at a bargain price.
If you don't mind the lack of features, Olympus's FE-190 offers pretty pictures and a slim body at a low price.
While it's a great 4-megapixel camera, the C-4040 is a little pricey, especially if you don't really need the high resolution.
Its 6X optical zoom, decent images, and aggressive price make this camera a good but not top choice for point-and-shooters.
The EasyShare C875 is a fine choice for anyone who wants solid photos and broad control.
The fully loaded Wi-Fi-enabled ultracompact has Samsung's flip-up display for easy self-portraits and features for better low-light photos.
While the Key019's coolness factor may appeal to the must-have gadget crowd, photo and music enthusiasts will find it lacks certain features they've come to expect in many of today's portable convergence devices.
If you're looking to spend less than $150 on a camera, Nikon has just two to offer US buyers, the ultracompact Coolpix L32 and S3700.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 delivers the app and connectivity options of your smartphone, but with the shooting flexibility of a long zoom lens.