Panasonic Lumix LX5

Form, function and ease-of-use combine with the Panasonic Lumix LX5 ($500). In addition to its 10-megapixel CCD sensor, Leica DC lens with 3.8x optical/4x digital zoom, 3.0-inch TFT LCD screen and revamped image processing engine, the Lumix LX5 adds 720p video recording in AVCHD Lite, face detection in both photo and movie modes, image stabilization and creative movie mode. Mini-HDMI, USB 2.0 and AV output allows for quick connection to high-def TVs and monitors for easy viewing of capture stills and movies.