Compact digital cameras ranked

Sony Cyber-shot HX50V | CNET Rating 4 out

Sony Cyber-shot HX50V | CNET Rating 4 out of 5 (excellent)

The Good: A 30x zoom, direct control over exposure compensation and a Multi Interface Shoe for attaching a flash, mic or electronic viewfinder.
The Bad: It lacks a large sensor and raw capture, slow lens limits indoor use.
The Cost: $449.99
Bottom Line: An excellent compact megazoom suitable for snapshooters and enthusiasts.

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If you want to be discreet or just want to travel light, check out these compact digital camera picks, which fit comfortably into a jacket pocket and weigh 8 ounces or less. These little big shots are a pocketful of performance, according to CNET. And they're stylish little devices, too. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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