Tech: Click 'n' Shoot

Sure, they can fit in your jeans pocket and still take great pictures, but what have compact digital cameras done for you lately? Three, endowed with unusual powers, stand out from among the growing pack of copycats.


Engineers went easy on the buttons, which lets you control most functions of this 7-megapixel beauty through its 3-in. touch screen. After you've shot some pictures, play them back in an animated musical slide show. Finger-paint all over a photo with the drawing tool, and then save a copy, doodles and all. Your choice of finish is between silver and--get this--candy-apple red....

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