If you assume the smartphone has rendered cameras obsolete, you couldn’t be more wrong. A new class of models offers gorgeous visuals, in HD video as well as photographs, and extra features that make them well worth a closer look. There’s a style to suit every aesthetic: Fujifilm’s X-E1 harkens back to rangefinders of the 1950s, while Canon’s utilitarian G15 has a no-frills design for serious shutterbugs. The black anodized body of Leica’s D-Lux 6 is ideal for the simple sophisticate. And for gadget-hounds, the ultramodern Samsung MV900F offers built-in Wi-Fi and a screen that flips 180 degrees.
Check out these cameras, plus some DuJour approved extras, in the gallery.