(photos: Sony) Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera | US$650.00 | www.sony.com
i am not sure about the rest of the folks but i, for one, is in favor of traveling light and hence, lugging along a DSLR and its associated lenses were never ever in my travel plan, ever. the trade off is, i will have to live with point-and-shoot camera, which offers less flexibility and less-than-ideal image quality. what we need is a perfect go-between, such as the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Camera. clad in a stylish, aluminum-built body, the RX100 features a large 1.0-inch type Exmor CMOS sensor matched to a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* fixed lens with 3.6x optical zoom. specially developed by Sony, the sensor is about four times larger than those in the traditional point-and-shoot cameras and is able to take in more light during imaging, which results in detail-packed images and full HD movie footage with very low noise. other features include wide F1.8 maximum aperture, Advanced Aspherical (AA) lens element, BIONZ image processor, up to ISO 25600, high-speed autofocus, a high-resolution 3-inch 1,229k dot Xtra Fine LCD display with WhiteMagic technology, choice of auto or manual focus modes, manual adjustment ring and Memory Recall for storing up to three groups of customized shooting settings. coming to you this July with a price tag of around $650. click through for a few more views.