Lots of zoom in a little package. The Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd ($250) is the world's smallest 12x optical zoom digital camera. The SLR-style 10-megapixel shooter features Fujifilm's face detection technology with automatic red eye removal, and a new panoramic shooting mode. The FinePix S1000fd also packs a large 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD, full manual photo control, VGA/30fps movie recording, and ISO levels of up to ISO 1600 at full resolution and ISO 3200 at 3-megapixel resolution.
Blending high-end features with low-end prices, Canon's latest dSLR has this Nikon user wanting to jump ship. The Canon EOS Rebel XSi ($800-$900; April 2008) offers features like Live View LCD viewfinding, a 3-inch, 230,000 pixel screen, the DIGIC III image processor, shutter speeds up to 1/4000 sec., light sensitivity up to ISO 1600, and a new self-cleaning 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor. Take our advice if you plan on purchasing: skip the $900 kit and its lame starter lens, grab the $800 body-only package, and put the extra cash towards a better, beefier lens.
Never miss another shot. Ever. The new Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 ($1,000; March) offers unheard of burst shooting capabilities — it can capture up to 60 frames per second at full resolution. The 6-megapixel shooter, which features a 12x optical zoom, can also shoot Full HD movies (1920 x 1080) at 60fps. To help your slowness even further, the camera has a unique buffer system that saves images even before you hit the shutter button.