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Olympus has made a technological habit of packing advanced features into very small cameras. This model continues that custom, offering eight-megapixel image quality and a 2.5-inch LCD in a body that fits into the palm of your hand. Internal seals protect the weatherproof Stylus 810 from moisture and dust for safe shooting in the rain, on the slopes, or at the beach. Its respectably fast 35-105mm f/2.8-4.7 (equivalent) zoom is supported by sensitivities of up to ISO 1600. Even at lower settings, camera shake is unlikely to blur your pictures because the Stylus 810 incorporates optical image stabilization. About $440.