This eight-megapixel model doesn't really need a hump in the middle of its top deck because it has no pentaprism, just a very good 237,000-pixel electronic viewfinder. Since most photographers will probably compose with the camera's huge 2.5-inch LCD screen, we think Kodak is suggesting that this top-of-the-line model can fill in for a digital SLR. Its 24-140mm focal-length range provides wide-angle coverage for which you'd ordinarily need a D-SLR and its interchangeable lenses. And it has a full, SLR-style range of exposure modes, a flash hotshoe, and the ability to shoot in RAW mode. But the camera's most valuable single feature may be optical image stabilization, which lets you safely shoot handheld at much slower shutter speeds-taking you further into the low-light realm than any other model in this class. About $500.