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Canon Reviews: Canon Camera Lineup

It doesn't come as much of a surprise that the first Canon camera was made out of a frustration for the high cost of the cameras that were available at the time. Over 80 years later, Canon is still building cameras that, for the most part, are competitively priced but still capture quality pictures.

Canon is known for their DSLRs, but they have a few gems in their point-and-shoots as well. A few of their compacts disappointed us this year, however, with slower speeds and fewer updates compared to similar cameras. There's a few we've come across that are a bit too slow compared to what else is out there--like the ELPH 350. Most of the time Canon is priced well, but sometimes we'll see a model like the D30 and just shake our heads.

But, Canon compact cameras get high marks more often than not. Their advanced compacts offer the high quality of their DSLRs in a slimmer package, like with the G1X Mark II. They have quite a few budget options as well, as well as some decent travel zooms and super zooms.

Here's the current Canon camera lineup. (Head here for the Canon DSLR lineup).

 

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

A budget-priced compact from Canon, the ELPH 140 looks on track for the price point. It's a basic camera with only 720p video and minimal features. It does, however, beat out the speed specs for it's closest competitor, the Nikon S3600 wit...

Grade: B+ Price: $199.00

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Canon PowerShot SX530

Introduced at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, the Canon SX530 sports a 50x zoom, along with HD video and wi-fi.Super Zooms are a growing category, thanks largely to the fact that cell phone camera technology hasn't yet offered such a big z...

Grade: B Price: $249.00

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

The Canon SX280 is truly a feature packed compact zoom, with a 20x optical zoom, wi-fi and GPS. Canon upgraded their processor over the previous model--a big change meaning better low light images and a faster burst speed of 14 fps (up to seven sh...

Grade: A- Price: $339.00

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Canon PowerShot A1400

The PowerShot A1400 is a compact, easy-to-use camera that retains the familiar feel of a classic point-and-shoot. Its large grip is easy to grasp and comfortable to hold, while the Optical Viewfinder is ideal for capturing photos in bright sunligh...

Grade: A- Price: $305.00

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS

Almost the same size as the 310 HS, the 510 HS packs a large 12x zoom into a very small package. Reviewed very well, the 510 HS features a 12x optical zoom, 1080p HD video, and a 3.2-inch touchscreen. Be warned that the touchscreen held the camera...

Grade: B- Price: $180.00