A Picture-Perfect Pocket Camera

It's small, stylish and easy to use. Will Nikon's new Coolpix 2500 be the iPod of digital cameras?

Call me a snob, but there's nothing I want to do less when I'm on vacation than look like a tourist with a camera dangling round my neck. I'm a digital guy who never wants to deal with a drugstore clerk smirking at my prints in the back room again. If I encounter something picturesque--say, a grizzly chasing campers in front of a charming waterfall--my dream is to casually pull from my shirt pocket a digital camera cool enough to elicit gasps of awe from the campers and, if possible, from the bear.

The Nikon Coolpix 2500 ($379), due in stores...

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