It's no secret that smartphones have nearly sunk the compact camera industry. Why carry around a portable shooter when your phone has its own camera? That argument no longer holds up: The latest compacts are professional-caliber cameras that just so happen to fit in your pocket. These seven fixed-lens shooters are crammed with massive sensors, multi-image stabilization, super-zoom lenses, and next-level hybrid range finders that produce images of such a high-quality you'll forget about your phone.
The latest compact cameras prove that big pictures come from small packages.