Canon PowerShot N

Even the smallest point-and-shoots are too big for our liking, so we’ve so far just stuck with our smartphones. Aiming to change that view is Canon’s PowerShot N, a surprisingly capable little camera packing an 8X optical zoom, 2.8-inch tilting touch-screen LCD, Wi-Fi, and a 12.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor coupled to a DIGIC 5 Image processor that handily outperforms cell phones. Other features we appreciate include 1080p video recording capabilities and zoom ring around the lens that also doubles as the shutter: just press down to shoot.

Check it out at Canon ($300) or Amazon ($150)