The just-announced Fujifilm FinePix F50fd ($300; Sept. 07) packs 12-megapixels and a 7th Generation Super CCD into a super-compact steel body. The camera also offers a 3.0x optical zoom, 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD, Dual Image Stabilization, Face Detection 2.0 technology, and ISO settings of up to ISO 6400. [via]
Looking for an easier way to capture and upload video of your shirtless-dancing skills and beer-drinking parrot? The Sony Net-Sharing Cam ($200; Sept.) has you covered. Designed for social networkers and video bloggers, the pocketable camera can record about five hours of web-ready MPEG-4 video footage, then lets you upload short video clips to the web. It also snaps print-quality, 5-megapixel digital still photos, weights only five ounces, and has a built-in flash, a 2.4-inch SwivelScreen LCD, and rechargeable Lithium Ion battery. [via]
While it may not match the Xacti HD1's video prowess, all that extra resolution won't help you if you're five feet underwater. The Sanyo Xacti E1 Waterproof Camcorder ($455) records both H.264 640x480 video at 30fps and six-megapixel digital stills underwater. Features include a 2.5-inch LCD, 5x optical zoom, image stabilization, and SD or SDHC storage. Plus, it comes in white, blue and yellow, depending on what kind of fish you're trying to confuse.