As the owner of the Panasonic micro four thirds 45 mm. Panasonic-Leica macro lens, I can tell you that it does have image stabilization built into the lens, contrary to what the table above listing macro lenses says. I don't think this is critical for macro shooting, though, since your best work is likely to be done on a tripod, where you should turn IS off (as John says)..But IS is of course helpful in general shooting, at which this lens excels (it is equivalent to a 90 mm. in 35).
John also mentions some compact cameras' ability to focus really close. The Ricoh GX-200 (and GX-100) can focus on something touchiing the front of the lens.
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