Best compact cameras for power, portability

Best photo quality under $1,500: Fujifilm X100S |

Best photo quality under $1,500: Fujifilm X100S | CNet Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (very good)

The Good: Produces excellent photos, and an updated viewfinder adds to its increasingly streamlined shooting design.
The Bad: The lens has a few quirks, as does the autofocus system.
The Cost: $1,149
Bottom Line: A great enthusiast compact for manual-focusing fans.

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If you want the photo quality of a DSLR but find you're leaving the camera at home because it's so large, CNET says these enthusiast compacts, that balance power and portability, are for you. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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