Fuji FinePix AX200
12 megapixels; 5x optical zoom; 2.7-inch LCD monitor; 720p HD video; Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; 2x AA batteries
Another day, another indistinguishable point-and-shoot. Well, almost. The AX200 is one of the cheapest cameras to record 720p HD video (the cheapest is it's little sister, the AV100). The 5x zoom lens on this model is also above average for the price. The image quality is likely to be iffy at best, but hey, cameras with specs like this usually go for $150, so who's arguing? It's been replaced by the AX300, which is very similar, not many differences in performance or price.