2Canon PowerShot S90 ($359.76)
3Nikon Coolpix S8000 ($239.99)
4Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 ($399.99)
5HP Photosmart MZ67 ($129.99)
6Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 ($304.94)
The Lumix ZS3 features 10.1-megapixels, a 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens and 12x optical zoom, as well as a Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens and High Definition (HD) video recording ability, known as AVCHD Lite. There are 26 scene modes for still image and 17 for motion image, including a panorama assist scene mode which allows users to shoot a number of consistent photos, either vertically or horizontally, by aligning them according to a guide that overlaps the screen.
7Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 ($242.95)
Not only is it waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof, this digital camera is packed with technology such as one-touch HD movie recording, 14 megapixels, 1GB of internal memory and dual-image stabilization. Users can also operate picture playback, shadow adjustment, flash mode and more just by tapping the top, back and sides of the camera.
8Pentax Optio W90 ($271.95)
The 11th-generation Pentax Optio W90 waterproof digital camera is built for rugged adventure, offering enhanced waterproof, shockproof, dust-proof and cold-proof performance, and features an inventive Digital Microscope mode with LED lighting. Designed with the look of mountaineering equipment, the Optio W90 kit includes a woven web fabric strap complete with a carabiner to attach the camera to a backpack.
9Samsung Dual View TL225 ($159)
The 1.5-inch front LCD screen lets users get out from behind the camera and get in the shot, while DIS technology reduces the effects of image blur in lower light conditions. A 3x optical zoom, smart auto feature with scene selection and 12.2-megapixel capability round out this affordable package.