Bye-bye, blurring — thanks to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1, an 8.4-megapixel camera that delivers professional-quality snaps for less. Featuring 4x optical zoom and image-stabilizer technology, it’s also the first digital model to offer a true 16:9 wide-screen image capture, letting you capture nature’s bounty in all its panoramic (and pixel-perfect) glory. $600. www.panasonic.com