The Canon PowerShot SX520HS and PowerShot SX400IS offer 42x and 30x optical zooms in bridge camera style bodies.
Sony has introduced new compact cameras into its high zoom travel and bridge ranges, including one camera which features a huge 63x optical zoom.
CES 2014Canon's PowerShot N100 is a new concept of compact camera - with both a front and rear camera, the photographer becomes the photographed.
Pentax has announced three new rugged compact cameras, the WG-3, WG-3 GPS and WG-10 with the best waterproofing yet for an Optio.
In a declining compact market, camera manufacturers are turning their attentions to producing better image quality in what seems like ever smaller packages.
A step up from the Ricoh CX5, the CX6 adds aperture/shutter priority, continuous AF shooting modes and speed. It's a quality compact.