Finally, a worthy answer to the Canon G11 and it only took two years. The Nikon Coolpix P7000 ($499) is a Nikon prosumer’s delight. 10.1 megapixel CCD sensor, native ISO 6400 (boostable to 12,800), f/2.8-5.6 7.1x VR zoom lens, 3″ LCD display, optical viewfinder, hot shoe, RAW support, 720p 24fps video mode with VR and continuous autofocus, mic jack (!), and a blitzkrieg of manual controls. True rangefinder it may not be, but Nikon’s finally got a fantastic choice between point & shoots and DSLRs.

Buy Now: $499