Fujifilm X10 — If you don’t mind spending a bit more money for a compact, retro-looking, professionally-built camera, go for this one. Read the sample section and find the link to Fujifilm’s official samples gallery for this camera. It truly is a stunning collection of the kind of images you can get with this camera, from portraits to landscapes to closeups.
Olympus SZ-30MR — This is the best compact super-zoom camera for taking macros and close-up photos without the need for additional filters or accessories. Read the sample photos and video section to find out why.