Advanced compact! The upcoming Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 is Sony’s first entry into the pocketable-AND-high resolution market, with a fairly tiny all-aluminum body hosting a jampacked 20 megapixel image sensor. Combine that with a Carl Zeiss 28-100mm lens, and the hardware you need for quality far surpassing regular compacts is all right there. To head beyond simple point-and-shoot, there’s a customizable function menu that lets you specify settings for manual access. Plus, a bright 3″ LCD display, a healthy array of digital features like image stabilization and photo effects, built-in stereo mic, and 1080/60p HD video. If you are looking to step up your handy little camera game, here is a new contender. About $650 when it arrives.