Nikon Coolpix L1
6.2 megapixels; 5x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom; autofocus; 2 "AA" batteries
It's what's on the inside that counts, right? It seems improbable to think that a camera with 1.9" depth might be too big, but we've been spoiled with super slim ultra compacts for too long now. It's small, alright, but it could be smaller. The Nikon Coolpix L1 isn't the most stylish camera, but the 6.2 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom should look quite appealing through the 2.5" LCD screen. Nikon's D-Lighting system takes care of badly lit photos, and a simple 'help' button explains all the complicated menu options for the beginning photographer.