Fujifilm FinePix Z2

I managed to play around with the FinePix Z1 when it was first released several months ago, and was quite impressed with the sleek metal feel of the camera, as well as the super-fast power-up and almost no shutter lag. So I'm glad to see that Fujifilm released its successor today, the Finepix Z2, which promises to be even better. It's a 5.1 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom, and a 2.5-inch LCD with a resolution of up to 232,000 pixels. The addition of an ISO 1600 would also help the Z2 with low light performance and shaky hands (like mine are after a couple of cold ones). It'll also record 30 fps VGA movies, and will be available in silver, black, white, and red. It is slated to launch late October this year, though a reliable source tells us that it won't be available stateside. Pricing is still unknown.

Fujifilm FinePix Z2 [LetsGoDigital]