Sometimes, choosing a camera demands considerations other than image quality and battery life. These cameras have innovative extras that may win you over as soon as you try them.
Olympus and Canon's Tilt-Shift Simulators Good for:
Making full-size objects look miniature
Think of your camera as a shrink ray, able to reduce large land masses and buildings to tiny scale models of themselves. Creating a miniaturized look used to require a special tilt-shift lens or Photoshop work, but Olympus's latest Micro Four-Thirds cameras (the [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/387112/review/pen_ep2.html|Pen E-P2|Pen E-P2] and [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/188387/olympus_pen_epl1_handson_micro_fourthirds_for_the_whole_family.html|Pen E-PL1|Pen E-PL1]]) and three new Canon PowerShots (the [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/188807/canon_adds_fun_features_to_new_powershot_cameras.html|SX210 IS, SD1400 IS, and SD3500 IS|SX210 IS, SD1400 IS, and SD3500 IS]]) put access to this trickery inside the camera itself. Olympus's Diorama Art Filter and Canon's Miniature scene mode both choose a narrow horizontal plane of focus, blur the top and bottom of the image, and give colors an artificial boost. The resulting images make big objects look really small.