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The listing of best Canon cameras for party photos include compact point and shoot and ultra-compact cameras affordable under the $300 price range. The below listed cameras are lightweight and support high portability along with a burst rate of at least 3 fps (frames per second) for capturing moving subjects (including moving people in parties). Check out the Powershot line of cameras from Canon for capturing your party photos which also include rugged models, available in wide variety of colors.

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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
Canon PowerShot S120
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS (IXUS 265 HS)
Canon EOS M
Canon PowerShot D20
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
Canon PowerShot S120 Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS (IXUS 265 HS)
Canon EOS M Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
Canon PowerShot  D20 Waterproof Light Field Camera
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Release Date
Mar 2014
Aug 2013
May 2014
Jul 2012
May 2012
Frames Per Second
3.9 Frames
12.1 Frames
3.9 Frames
4.3 Frames
10.3 Frames
Weight
0.41 lb.
0.48 lb.
0.32 lb.
0.46 lb.
0.5 lb.
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Ultracompact
Compact System Camera, Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Standard Point and Shoot, Compact
Optical Zoom
18.0 x
5.0 x
12.0 x
5.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
17.9 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
1.97 mm
2.5 mm
26.7 mm
7.7 mm
Average Rating
 3.6 stars
 4.3 stars
 3.4 stars
 3.6 stars
 3.6 stars