Most digital compact cameras offer 3x optical zooms. That's a perfectly practical focal length range, usually starting at the equivalent (in 35mm) of a semiwide 36- to 38mm and zooming in to a short-telephoto 110mm or so. But what if you want a wider view, more tele reach, or both? You can get SLR-beating zoom ranges of 15x to 18x in EVF (electronic viewfinder) cameras, but these models have boxy bodies that usually don't fit into a pocket. Some manufacturers have staked out a middle ground, though, offering cameras that have 6x and 7x zooms (with various resolutions) yet manage to stay pocketable. Here are six such versatile models.