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Compact digital cameras from Canon, which can capture high-quality digital photos, and are known for their stylish bodies and ease of use. Canon manufactures compact point and shoot cameras for consumer and prosumer markets under PowerShot product line utilizing the latest technology.

PowerShot line of digital cameras from Canon are the high-end digital cameras whose creative performance could be on par with the DSLRs along with the compact convenience of a point and shoot. These digital cameras incorporate high quality optics and other proprietary technologies like DIGIC. DIGIC (Digital Imaging Core) is a Canon's proprietary technology for advanced image processors aimed at achieving higher levels of image quality and faster speeds, and DIGIC 4 being the latest processor version in its sixth generation.

Along with Canon PowerShot line of flagship products, the brand's wide range of selection includes products under D-Series, N-Series, ELPH and A-Series.

D-Series:
D-Series of Canon PowerShot cameras, designed for outdoor usage can be your ideal travel companion featuring rugged bodies along with water, freeze and shock resistance options. Some of the specifications of D-Series cameras include 12.1 Megapixel camera resolution, Full HD (1080p) video recording capability, 5x optical zoom and geo-tagging (GPS) capability.

N-Series:
Canon PowerShot N models are sleek digital cameras for creative users with advanced features like capacitive touchscreen and Wi-Fi connectivity. PowerShot N cameras come with high sensitivity CMOS sensors and support features like 8x optical zoom and 12.1 Megapixel camera resolution.

ELPH cameras:
Canon ELPH point and shoot cameras are the ease to use and portable models with user friendly features like shooting modes and built-in Wi-Fi.

A-Series:
Canon PowerShot A series models which range between point-and-shoot and prosumer digital cameras combine ease and fun with user-friendly features within your budget.

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Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X


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Canon PowerShot G7 X
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Canon PowerShot G7 X
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
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Release Date
Oct 2014
Apr 2015
Dec 2014
Aug 2014
Apr 2014
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Optical Zoom
4.2 x
18.0 x
30.0 x
42.0 x
30.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
13.23 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

  • The Canon PowerShot G7 X has a bright zoom lens that covers a lot of range and a large 1-inch image sensor, but just misses earning our Editors' Choice nod for top premium compact camera.


  • The new Canon PowerShot G7 X is an excellent pocket camera for enthusiast photographers, offering a wealth of options for shooting both still and video, excellent image quality, speedy auto-focusing, intuitive and configurable handling, and solid construction. It can't quite match the bigger and heavier G1 X Mk II in terms of performance at higher ISO speeds, but it does offer most of that camera's functionality in a smaller package, and even out-performs it in some areas.

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    The Canon Powershot G7 X provides nearly every advanced feature that you can find on a digital camera in today's marketplace, including a touch screen LCD that tilts, NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity, and Canon's latest image processor chip that yields good response speeds. With a large image sensor and 20-megapixels of resolution, the G7 X does a great job recording high-quality images too. This model's primary drawbacks are a small optical zoom lens and a high price.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is an attractive compact camera with an 18x zoom lens, but image quality takes a step back from last year's edition.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a well-designed camera that’s easy to use thanks to its chunky, ergonomic build, and an intuitive menu design. You can also be sure it’ll snap accurately focussed and well exposed shots.
    Performance and image quality are also good, though not outstanding. The switch to a 20.2-megaixel sensor sounds great on paper, but in reality the camera can only resolve marginally more detail than the 16MP SX600 HS.

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    The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is the latest basic point-n-shoot model from Canon, but there just isn't much in this camera that will make you take notice of it. The SX610 offers 20.2-megapixels of resolution, but its image quality simply isn't where it should be for a camera with that much resolution and an MSRP of $249. Even under nearly perfect lighting conditions, the PowerShot SX610's image quality isn't good enough to make mid-to-large-sized prints. This model has no manual control features.


  • The Canon PowerShot SX710 HS is a speedy superzoom with a sharp lens, but image quality is an issue at even moderate ISO sensitivities.


  • Virtually identical to last year's SX700 HS model, the new Canon PowerShot SX710 HS takes a few minor steps forward, namely faster burst shooting rates, more Auto Zoom options and 5-axis stabilisation for video, but one major step back, offering worse image quality than its predecessor.
    The move to a 20.3 megapixel sensor has done the SX710 HS no favours, with ISO 400 already suffering from obvious noise, smearing of fine detail and colour artifacts.


  • The PowerShot SX710 HS is a perfectly capable camera for those who just want a point and shoot with a long zoom range, but it can't shoot raw files, which will limit its appeal for enthusiasts.
    A nicely capable camera for those who just want a point and shoot with a long focal length. Manual control is a nice touch for those who need it, but a number of small missing features make the SX710 less than perfect.


  • Cramming a big 42x optical zoom into a compact body with a small-ish sensor is never going to make for the best of bedfellows if the ultimate in image quality is your aim, but we’d argue the 16 megapixel Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is more about convenience, flexibility and value for money – each of which it largely delivers on.


  • A good performer and all-round flexible camera for those looking for a holiday, travel or family camera.


  • The Elph 520 HS is a hard sell. Looking at only the specifications, you might not see enough of an upgrade here to justify the purchase. But once it’s actually in your hands, you can see where it proves its worth. The button navigation gets rid of the touchscreen interface (overrated, in my opinion) and makes handling more in your control. The DIGIC 5 processor works some new magic, and Canon outfits it with expanded features – not to mention puts it all in a much better looking package. So should you buy it?


  • The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS has a 30x lens and a lot of features, but image quality suffers in low light.


  • There's a lot to like about Canon's latest flagship travel-zoom compact, but it doesn't offer quite enough features or performance to beat one of its key rivals and our current favourite, the Panasonic DMC-TZ60.
    The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is simple to operate thanks to intuitive menus and sensible controls, with the ability to take more control via the PASM mode, plus the autofocusing, exposure metering and auto white balance systems all perform admirably.


  • A brilliant camera for holidaying and traveling photographers, while full manual control make it a good choice as a backup compact for DSLR owners.


Top 5 canon compact camera:

  1. Canon PowerShot G7 X
  2. Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
  3. Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
  4. Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
  5. Canon PowerShot SX700 HS