Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
Best compact ultra-zoom camera
Unlike bulky ultra-zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX260 crams its 20x zoom lens (plus robust manual controls, HD video, GPS and more) into a body that's slightly more than an inch thick. Photo quality beats other tiny ultra-zooms. You won't get a viewfinder, hot shoe or RAW support, though -- that's the tradeoff for being able to slip it into your pocket.