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Canon offers the best compact and ultra-compact digital cameras under the Powershot product line. The ultra-compact Powershot cameras combine the sleek design with performance features and are best suited for usage during parties and vacations. Some of the below listed point and shoot digital cameras support ultra-zooming features starting from a optical zoom range of over 6x and over 14 Megapixel resolution.

Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS / ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS / ELPH 520 HS Light Field Camera


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Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS / ELPH 520 HS Light Field
Canon IXUS 220 HS / PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS
Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS/IXUS 130
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS / ELPH 520 HS Light Field Camera
Canon IXUS 220 HS / PowerShot ELPH 300 HS  Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS   IXUS 130 Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Silver Digital Camera
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Release Date
Feb 2012
Feb 2011
Aug 2011
Feb 2010
Mar 2009
Camera Type
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
5.0 x
8.0 x
4.0 x
3.0 x
Resolution
10.1 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
14.5 Megapixel
12.4 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
2.5 in.
Image Sensor Size
6.0 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm
Average Rating
 3.6 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.7 stars
 3.6 stars

Top 5 ultra-compact canon digital camera:

  1. Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS / ELPH 520 HS Light Field Camera
  2. Canon IXUS 220 HS / PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Digital Camera
  3. Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS Digital Camera
  4. Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS IXUS 130 Digital Camera
  5. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Silver Digital Camera