Panasonic Lumix FH27
16 megapixels; 8x Leica-branded optical zoom; 28mm wide-angle; MEGA optical image stabilization; 3-inch touchscreen LCD; 720p HD video; Venus Engine VI; Intelligent Auto mode (iAuto); Intelligent Resolution for 10x enhanced zoom; Captures to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
The Panasonic FH27 is a touchscreen version of the FH25, which is to say that it's a slightly flashier version of an especially well-rounded point-and-shoot: 16 megapixels, 8x optical zoom, 720p HD video, and a 3-inch display. It replaces last year's FH22, which was sold only in brick-and-mortar stores; it appears as though this year's model is available through online merchants, so buy away. We're putting it on similar footing as the FH25, since they're basically the same camera, but with a slight edge toward the non-touchscreen model, since we don't find touch interfaces particularly effective or efficient on cameras.