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Best Canon PowerShot Digital Camera

Updated on October 8, 2011

I'm currently trying to find the best digital camera. As an artist, I need a camera that can take photographs with high resolution for detail in my photographed art since I can't sell prints from a photographed image of the art if the resolution isn't exceptional. Also, I need something very easy to use that travels well so that reference photographs that I take will not be poor quality.

When reading some customer reviews for digital cameras, I saw that many people seem to be fans of Canon. I have never owned a Canon camera. I also have had terrible experiences with cameras. My last digital camera was a FujiFilm digital camera.

I was not happy with the charge held by the battery or how it would shut off between my shots. Eight months after I bought it, the thing stopped working. I didn't know if the battery was no longer holding a charge or what the problem was, but I was not going to spend more money on a disappointing camera. Now, I need a new camera.

The Canon Powershot cameras seem to be a good choice for a balance of quality and affordable prices. My quest for the best Canon PowerShot digital camera has begun. One customer who used the Canon Powershot SD700 said that the image stabilization feature helped him take the best photographs he has ever taken before. However, another customer said that this model does not produce quality pictures in dark lighting.

Some people say that the view finder on the SD700 model is a bit awkward in its placement. Being that I am left-handed, I am used to adapting to a camera design. I don't think I would have much of an issue with a view finder in slightly different location. This camera allows the user to select automatic or manual settings.

The ELPH 300 model has some interesting features like the ability to take monochrome photographs in sepia or blue as well as black and white. Of course, I could adjust my photographs as sepia, black and white, or blue monochrome in Photoshop if I wanted.

This camera has a 5x optical zoom and 12.1 megapixel resolution. Though this camera uses a battery pack, the price of the battery pack is only ten dollars unlike the ridiculously expensive batteries that my previous cameras required.

Canon's 12.1 megapixel PowerShot SX130IS looks like a pretty good deal at less than two hundred dollars. This camera has the optical stabilizer system like some of the other models. It has a high-powered 12x wide-angle zoom which could be nice for the reference photographs that I take outdoors. I also like that it has a large LCD display.

A huge benefit of this model is that it uses AA batteries. I just wonder how long the cameral will work before the batteries need to be replaced. I find this to be a great advantage to this camera, because the batteries for my last camera cost almost as much as the camera did. Seems like a good set of rechargeable AA batteries would be a good investment if I decide to purchase this camera.

As of now, I am leaning towards purchasing the PowerShot SX130IS. If anyone has any feedback about this model or others, please leave a comment and let me know about your experience. Here is a page that has most of the cameras that I have discussed here so that you can see them: Point and Shoot Canon Bestselling Guide.


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    • koondam profile image


      7 years ago

      Thank.I decide to buy one.

    • MikeNV profile image


      7 years ago from Henderson, NV

      You need to take some time to learn about image sensors. There is actually a pretty good article on Wikipedia about them.

      Resolution is more than just the Gross Pixels a sensor captures. Point and Shoot cameras like those in the Canon Power Shot line simply are too small to be effective for your purpose.

      Start here and a half hour from now the way you shop for a camera will be very different:

      Notice how small the image sensors are on Point and Shoots.


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