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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 SX610

The Canon PowerShot SX610 is a slightly downgraded version of the SX710--it's still a good option for travel, but it's a bit easier on the budget than its big brother.The SX610 sports an 18x optical zoom, where the SX710 offers a bigger 30...

Grade: B- Price: $194.00

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Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon has thankfully broken the trend of "updating" their point-and-shoots with only one minor feature, beefing up a few features on their budget travel zoom, the SX620.While the sensor size remains the same, the CCD type has been replac...

Grade: B- Price: $229.00

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Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

This Canon hits the right specs for the price point with a nice 30x optical zoom and a 8.5 fps burst mode that beats the Nikon S9700. With the ability to focus as close as .4 inches from the front of the lens plus the long zoom and manual modes, t...

Grade: B+ Price: $440.00

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Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX710 sports a 30x zoom at about half the weight of their 50x super zoom, making it an excellent option for travel. While the SX710 sports a solid 30x zoom, it can also focus on objects as close as .4 inches from the front of t...

Grade: B+ Price: $280.00

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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX730 is all about zoom, portability, and connectivity. Boasting a nice 40x zoom lens, the camera is still a compact 10.6 ounces.The SX730 uses a 1/2.3" sensor, a pretty standard size for a compact camera, with 20.3 megapi...

Grade: B- Price: $379.00