It’s not easy staying up with the top digital cameras available on the market. The key nowadays is buying a portable digital camera that you can tuck away easily while still having a sharp picture. We tested many portable cameras that are lightweight, but miss the spot when it comes to clear, unfuzzy, and non-red-eyed pics. Many cameras have the easy auto-focus button, but several cameras don’t have a long enough zoom or can’t overcome action shots.
The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS meets all of the above. It’s portable, can see far at 12x zoom, has crisp shots at 12 megapixels, and most importantly has auto-correction for red eyes and blurryness. Most cameras can zoom from 3x – 5x. This camera has a remarkable 12x zoom lense. We put the camera to the test and was actually able to see the dibits and crevices of the moon on a clear night. It has the standard Li-ion battery that charges up from an outlet. A memory card may be thrown in for picture and video taking.
Another feature this Canon has is a bright flash. We put this flash to the test on a pitch black night, and was still able to see all 10 friends’ faces with a dark background. The flash is a separate component that rises up from the top for extra light.
This camera is truly one of a kind at $350. It is like a professional digital camera, but in a portable fashion. And best of all, you don’t have to be a tech consultant guru to know how to set up the machinery.