Advanced Point-and-Shoots: Sony DSC-RX10

Best for Low-Light Shots

While it's closer in size to a DSLR, the RX10 is closer in spirit to a compact. Since its 8.3x zoom lens is a permanent fixture, you won't need a bag full of optics. If you can handle its bulk, the RX10 will get the shot, thanks to its massive 20-megapixel sensor and impressive low-light performance. [$1,300; store.sony.com]