One of the biggest names in photography is back with their latest creation — the Leica Digilux 3 ($TBA, October). All-new from the ground up, the Digilux 3 is the first Digilux with interchangeable lenses, and it forms the basis for the new Leica D digital SLR system. The camera includes the Leica D Vario-Elmarit F/2.8-3.5/14-50 lens and a 7.5 megapixel LiveMos sensor that provides crisp, clean, sharp images. It also has both an optical viewfinder and a real-time preview on the LCD. We're pretty sure it is going to be expensive, but it should also be worth every penny.
Sony's new 10-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-N2 ($450; Oct. 2006) features an elegant champagne gold exterior, a Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3x optical zoom lens, and three-inch touch-screen LCD displays. The camera also sports a nifty photo album feature that lets you easily watch slide shows of your saved photos on a TV with music and transition effects. Every time you snap a picture, the DSC-N2 stores a full-resolution image on your
memory card and automatically resizes and
saves that same image in VGA resolution.