Tim MoynihanMacworld

Nikon Coolpix P7000

The Coolpix P7000 combines great image quality, extensive manual controls, and a 7.1X optical zoom lens. DSLR owners should feel at home with this point-and-shoot camera, but the unit's button-heavy interface may intimidate novice users.

Canon PowerShot G12

The G12 delivers excellent image and video quality; and it backs up its manual controls with fun scene modes, an optical viewfinder, and a tilt-and-swivel LCD screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

The Lumix LX5 isn't the most novice-friendly camera, but it offers an insane amount of power for a fixed-lens camera when you dig into its manual controls.

Canon PowerShot S95

The PowerShot S95 is a perfect camera to grow with, thanks to its pocketable size and ultimate blend of automated and manual controls.

Review: Samsung TL500 point-and-shoot camera

The Samsung TL500 has some drool-worthy specs and shoots great photos, but it stumbles on usability and video quality.

CES 2011's Hottest Cameras

We've seen everything from single-lens 3D shooting to wireless photo sharing to shape-shifting cameras at CES 2011 so far. Here's a closer look at the most intriguing camera announcements.

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Despite some fun and useful features, the high-zoom PowerShot SD4500 IS camera has disappointing image quality, poor battery life, and a lack of manual controls.

New cameras come alive at PhotoPlus Expo

Craving a new camera for the holiday season? The hottest new cameras, camcorders, and accessories of the year were all on display at the 2010 PDN PhotoPlus Expo in New York City.

Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR: Versatile Zoomer Has a Few Bugs

It has a long list of great features and cool in-camera tricks, including 15X optical zoom, but the FinePix F300EXR also has a few significant performance hiccups.

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