Canon's celebrated S-series is back for more enthusiast point-and-shoot action with the Canon PowerShot S100 Camera ($430). Keeping the terrific control ring and shooting modes from its S95 predecessor, the S100 offers a 12.1-megapixel HS CMOS sensor, a new 24-120 f/2.0 wide-angle, 5x optical zoom lens, built-in GPS for effortless geotagging, ISO sensitivity to 6400, and your choice between stealthy black or shiny silver bodies. Hitting your photostream this November.
Say what you will about the pros and cons of social networking, but one thing's for sure — it has spawned an entire generation for whom the self portrait is essential. For this new band of self shooters, we present the Samsung MV800 Camera ($280). It packs plenty of the tech you'd expect — like a 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p movie recording, a Schneider 5x optical zoom lens, dual-mode image stabilization, standard and live panorama 3D shooting modes, HDMI output, and microSD/SDHC storage, but also boasts a three-inch, flip-out touchscreen display, and, for those self portraits, a second shutter button on the rear. You've never made yourself look so good.
Like its big brother the X100, the Fujifilm FinePix X10 Camera ($TBA) looks more than a little retro — and that's a good thing. Powered by a large 12-megapixel, 2/3-inch EXR CMOS sensor paired to a f2.0, 4x manual optical zoom lens, the X10 takes serious photographs and 1080p video that you can view on the 2.8-inch monitor — and thanks to the optical viewfinder and physical controls for shooting mode, autofocus mode, and exposure compensation, it handles like a camera made for taking serious photographs as well. [Scouted by Sam]