I just read an interesting digital camera story on Wired. It is not the first on this topic I have seen lately. According to this and the other article, camera manufacturers are having to come up with more innovation than just increasing megapixels now that most consumer cameras have reached high enough for most people. And that innovation is a really good thing for consumers.
From this article I discovered this really nice looking camera, the Panasonic DMC-TZ1K. It is a super zoom in a compact body. It uses folded optics, whatever that is.
I have also tried out Riya recently. It uses face recognition technology to automatically tag people in your photos so you can better search your collection. It of course requires training, but in the little testing I did, it did a pretty good job.