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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.
Olympus Stylus 600
The Stylus 600, priced at about $238, features an "all-weather" body (in red, blue or silver) resists rain, snow or dust, and, in dim light, the screen shows the scene with vivid clarity and brightness. The screen is 2.5 inches, resolution 6 megapixels.