American Photo Editor's Choice Digital Compact of the year, the Fujifilm
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A case study in how much can be stuffed into a standard compact, the Canon S80's specs read more like those of a digital SLR-starting with eight megapixel capture, short shutter lag, and a 28-100mm f/2.8-5.3 (equivalent) aspherical zoom. But some of its features are found on no D-SLR. These include the ability to record movies in XGA resolution (1,024x768 pixels) at 15fps and in-camera fixes such as skin-tone adjustment, single-color saturation control, and color swaps. All that folds up into a robust metal clamshell body with a big 2.5-inch LCD. About $430.