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Kodak Easyshare V530
Priced at $250, the Kodak Easyshare V530 offers 5-megapixel resolution, a 2-inch display and a zoom lens that can operate while the camera is filming.
Konica Minolta Dimage X1
An 8-megapixel camera with 2.5-inch screen, the Konica Minolta Dimage X1 costs about $280. It is pretty but also "dog slow," says consumer technology writer David Pogue.
Nikon Coolpix S1
With 16 scene presets and 5.1 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S1 can focus on objects only 1.6 inches away. It sells for about $233.