American Photo Editor's Choice Digital Compact of the year, the Fujifilm
FinePix E900, plus 5 other top picks.
Though it's not ultrathin, HP's eight-megapixel contender is smaller than the proverbial deck of cards. Yet it incorporates a three-inch LCD that's huge by compact standards. The screen is large enough for comfortable composition at arm's length, sometimes a challenge with smaller LCDs. The R927 has a sharp 3X zoom that's equivalent to a classic 35-105mm in 35mm, and it offers extensive image-enhancement technologies, including "adaptive lighting" to increase highlight and shadow detail. About $400.