Part of a growing category of high-performance, super-versatile point-and-shoots, this camera has a 14.3-megapixel sensor that is physically bigger than its interchangeable competitors', not to mention its fixed, retracting lens takes up less space; and its images rival those of pricier cams. The G1 X is also the best-feeling PowerShot to date, a hunk of milled metal and great manual controls. [$800; shop.usa.canon.com]
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