BEST FOR: Serious photographers who want to carry their camera in their pocket.
THE TEST: Our perennial favorite travel cam just got a little better. It’s now light enough (12 ounces) and slim enough to fit inside the pocket of your jeans. Canon managed to shrink the device, keep the features we love—such as the external viewfinder for easier composition—and also improve functionality with finger-friendly dials for manual adjustment of shutter speed, exposure compensation, and aperture. Extra kudos for a super-bright, f/1.8 lens with a 5x zoom and lightning-quick focusing.
THE VERDICT: On your next trip, leave the DSLR at home and bring this little powerhouse along instead.