‘Tis the season for new cameras here at CES, and Canon has just revealed a few new point-and-shoots, bright and early in the morning of course. These new Powershots fall under the budget and semi-budget category, so there’s nothing too fancy about them. But let’s take a quick look anyway, shall we?
We’ll go from most to least expensive.
16 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, image stabilization, 720p video, and a 3″ LCD. Your standard mid-range/budget point and shoot. $180.
14.1 megapixels, 3x zoom, IS, 720p, and a 2.7″ LCD. Just slightly less powerful in every way than the 3300, and costs $140. Fair enough.
12.1 megapixels, 4x zoom, 720p, an optical viewfinder (for some reason) and a 2.7″ LCD. Uses AA batteries.
10 megapixels, 3.3x zoom, a 2.5″ LCD. Also uses AAs.
It’s hard to pick a winner between the two top ones. I try to stay away from the budget line since they usually compromise on more than just the visible specs. Depending one whether you really want that extra-large screen and the extra millimeters on the zoom, the A3300 might be your best bet. But if you’re not too picky, the A220 should be fine.