Great New Pocket Cameras
Last updated on 03/01/2011
See the latest and greatest ultracompact digital cameras from Canon, Fuji, Pentax, Panasonic, and Sony! We'll give you our opinion and show you the best deals on these hot new models.
8 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, face-detection auto focus, sensor-shift image stabilization, 2.5-inch LCD
It's always fun to keep an eye on Canon's stylish 'SD' series of ultracompacts. They're consistently crowd-pleasing cameras, and the SD1100 IS looks like another great addition to this illustrious line. It's small and sleek, with plenty of cool features like the face-detection auto focus (which will find your subject's face with startling accuracy) and sensor-shift image stabilization to prevent jitters and shaking from spoiling your photos.
10 megapixels, 3x optical zoom face-detection auto focus, "picture" stabilization, 2.5-inch LCD
Fuji took a big bite out of Canon's lead in the Point-and-Shoot category with last year's S700, and they're aiming to do the same here with the Fuji Z20fd. It's a fine-looking pocket camera with a big 10-megapixel sensor and face-detection auto focus. It's not perfect though: the IRSimple infrared wireless transmission seems like an odd addition (why not Wi-Fi? What can you use IRSimple with? Not much), and the lack of image stabilization seems old-fashioned.
10.1 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD
Another bold concept by Sony, the Cybershot T300 pulls out all the stops: image stabilization, a luxurious 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD, and an above-average 5x optical zoom. Sony likes to put out these fully-loaded cameras, and while they're fun to look at, only time will tell if consumers cozy up to the flashy features and extra-special functions.