Today's best superzoom EVFs combine six megapixels or more with advanced
metering, exposure, and AF options.
Despite its fast 12X Schneider Variogon zoom, the equivalent of 35-420mm in 35mm, this 6.1-megapixel model is astonishingly light-about 12 ounces, with batteries. That includes optical image stabilization, which works for both stills and movies. The latter can be shot in full VGA at 30fps, with stereo sound and live zooming. Whether you're shooting stills or movies, it helps that the camera's 2.5-inch LCD and 202,000-pixel electronic viewfinder are unusually fine grained. Powering it all is a Li-ion battery that can be replaced with AAs or CRV3 lithiums when you can't recharge. About $400.