It might not have the most impressive spec sheet in the world, but there's little denying the Pentax Optio H90 ($150) is a great-looking pocket cam. Packing a 12.1 megapixel sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens, the H90 has the tools to take above-average pics, while the 2.7-inch LCD makes it easy to confirm proper exposure, and the 720p HD video recording lets you leave your Flip at home. Take your pick from silver, matte black, or ceramic white.
Never miss another shot because your camera was in the bag. The Cloak Bag ($50) is hailed as the "world's first shoot-through camera bag," and features a unique design that includes a custom camera strap, zip-open front, rear, and sides for access to the lens, screen, and zoom/manual focus controls, and a side slit to allow for access to the shutter button and control wheels. Great for keeping dust out of your camera, offering protection from bumps and drops, and for hiding the fact that you have a camera when necessary — such as shooting in North Korea.
It's not quite as svelte as its GF1 cousin, but as the second-generation of the original Micro Four Thirds camera, the Panasonic Lumix G2 ($TBA) offers one of the most complete packages available in the format. Its 12.1 megapixel sensor, 720p video recording, and new Venus Engine HD II image processor are all nice, but the big draw is its 3-inch LCD touchscreen that can rotate 180º and tilt 270º up-and-down, letting you take advantage of its slick tap-to-focus feature from nearly any angle. We wish they wouldn't bundle the thing with the 14-42mm lens, though — cameras this small beg for a proper pancake prime.