Get all touchy-feely with the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 ($400). The compact 10-megapixel cam features a dual-control system that combines a 3-inch touch-screen LCD and joystick control. The FX500 also features a 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica DC lens, 5x optical zoom, advanced Intelligent Auto technologies, and the ability to record HD video (1280 x 720p) and snap 16:9 photos. The DMC-FX500 will be available in black or silver.
Ever find yourself wishing your digicam had a geotagging feature? The ATP PhotoFinder ($90) fills in the gap by adding the necessary tags to your photos. Simply turn the PhotoFinder on while you're shooting, then insert your memory card into the device when you're finished. It matches the time stamps on the pics with your location at the time, tagging each photo with your position so you can use tools like Google Earth to pinpoint exactly
where you were when you saw that bum
dressed like Superman.
Need a rugged, element-resistant camcorder for your next adventure? Check out the Panasonic SDR-SW20 Waterproof Camcorder ($380). This tough little cam records video onto SD or SDHC cards, allowing for 13 hours of recording, and it's also waterproof up to five feet, in fresh or saltwater. Other features include a 2.7-inch LCD, 10x optical zoom, a dust-proofing design, and impact resistance.