If you want modern-era technology and 1960s looks, then look no further than the brand new Olympus PEN E-PL8 camera. Read more
It's probably one of the smallest high quality camera around, but the Panasonic Lumix GM1 Micro Four Thirds camera is one of the coolest.
The original Olympus E-P1 was a retro gem, while its follow-up was more of the same, but with that all-black colourway, didn't quite have the same retro value. Well, that's been put right with the launch of the silver Olympus E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera.
As you can see, retro is back to the fore, while the camera itself is no different to the second generation model, except it comes in a little cheaper. So you get that Micro Four Thirds technology (all the functionality of a digital SLR, but none of the bulk), along with an optional electronic viewfinder and external microphones, a couple of art filters, an i-Enhance function to improve your finished snaps and the ability to record 7 minutes of AVI format movies in 30fps at HD (1280x720p) resolution.