The dSLR wars continue with the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II ($2700; November 2008). Not content to let the D90 have all the dSLR video fun, the Mark II sports a 1080p video mode to complement its 21.1-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 imaging processor, ISO range of 100-6400, 15-point Autofocus sensor, 3-inch LCD with Live View, and more. [via]
Somewhere between dSLR and pocket cam lies the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 ($TBA; November 2008). As the world's first camera to use the Micro Four Thirds standard, the G1 offers the interchangeable lenses and power of a dSLR, but in a more compact body. Features include a 3-inch flip-out LCD, contrast Autofocus, a 12-megapixel Live MOS sensor, and a full complement of manual, semimanual, automatic, and semiautomatic shooting capabilities. Just give us a Leica Micro Four Thirds lens, and we'll be all set. [via]
Forget the plain ol' pocket cam — the new Sony Cyber-Shot T500 ($400; September 2008) shoots both pictures and 720p HD video. It packs a 10-megapixel sensor, a Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens, optical Steady Shot image stabilization, Memory Stick storage, and more. Big camera power in pocket-friendly form.