Fujifilm FinePix F20

Now here's a form factor we can get used to, the compact Fujifilm FinePix F20, offering 6.3 megapixels, a 2.5-inch LCD viewscreen and a 3x optical zoom at an affordable price point. There's also one-touch anti-blur image stabilization, a long-life battery that Fujifilm says will hold out for 300 shots, and it only takes 1.4 seconds to start up.

Sure, we're big fans of digital SLR's, but even though those great cameras with their honking 12x zoom lenses give you lots of pro-level flexibility, they're just too big to carry around in your pocket. And having a camera that you don't use is hardly any better than not having a camera at all. Something like the FinePix F20 fits right in your pocket, and is more likely to be there when you want to snap a quick shot or two.

Fujifilm didn't elaborate on what it means by "affordable," but the F20's predecessor, the F10, costs $290.

Fujifilm FinePix F20 [LetsGoDigital]