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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 150 IS

Canon has three compact cameras that are all priced about $20 apart with a few subtle differences. The Canon ELPH 150 is more expensive than the similar ELPH 140 and 135 but has a little bit more to offer, including a better zoom (10x instead of 8...

Grade: A- Price: $180.00

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 is nearly identical to the 140 except it doesn't include any image stabilization. With a price difference of just $10, we recommend getting the Canon ELPH 140 since image stabilization can make a big impact on imag...

Grade: B- Price: $180.00

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 350

Canon is one of two manufacturers that we would buy a point-and-shoot from based on reputation alone. That said, we've been rather disappointed lately with the speed specs on the camera giant's latest consumer models.The Canon PowerShot EL...

Grade: C+ Price: $170.00

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 is an affordable $159--but expect to get what you pay for. The 2016 budget camera offers wi-fi and an expanded zoom range over the older ELPH 160, but still stands as a pretty basic camera.The sensor size is average fo...

Grade: C Price: $149.00

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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: $109.00