The Powershot A710 is a standard digital camera with optical image stabilization and 6x zoom. Takes AA batteries, but has a lower battery-life than most cameras—enough time to take about 360 pictures.
This Canon camera has good image quality, fast shutter speed, and a broad set of manual features. Although its shot-to-shot time is a little slow when flash is enabled, it is functional and easy to handle.
Casio Exilim EX-FH100
High in shooting speed and zoom, the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 is a compact and versatile camera with various shooting modes: Best Shot Mode selects the best image from a set; High Speed Movie records up to 1000fps and creates an extreme slow motion effect.
Compact and easy to use, the Canon A490 produces great photos and has a reliable Auto mode. However, it has a short battery life and slow shooting time.
With reduced noise levels and 35x zoom, the Canon SX40HS is a phenomenal long-zoom digital camera. Fast continuous shooting with great image quality. Excellent controls—LCD screen can flip both towards the photographer and its subject.
This Panasonic camera is fast and functional. The GF3 is small, but has great image quality. Has a little trouble accurately reproducing intense colors in bright light, but has a good noise profile and JPEG processing.
The Panasonic DCM-GF5 is a fast performing digital camera that takes solid-quality photos. A friendly touch-screen interface makes it easy to navigate. Some image-quality flaws in JPEGs, but excellent colors, good detail, and less smearing, as well as fine video quality.
This Sony camera is great for casual photographers, as well as photography enthusiasts. With great low-light performance and fast auto focus, the DSC-RX100 II produces clean high-ISO images. A Multi-Interface hot shoe allows for the addition of an external flashgun, electronic viewfinder, or remote trigger.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i
The Canon Rebel T5i is a simple and intuitive camera that takes crisp, detailed images, even in low-light situations. With great imagining features and full-featured functionality,
the Rebel not only takes high-quality photos, but also shoots detailed video in Full HD.
Canon SX50 HS
With fast focusing speed and reduced shooting lag time, the Canon SX50 HS achieves beautiful images up to ISO 6400, as well as 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound and High Speed Auto Focus. Its 50x optical zoom lens allows for capturing far-away moments in high detail.