Point & Shoots! You've Come Along Way Baby! December 24 2007, 0 Comments

It has been a long time since I took a look at “point and shoot” cameras. I am always looking however, at the latest Canon has to offer in SLRs. Recently, I was at an Elton John concert. Having long given up trying to get a camera into that kind of venue, I found my seat in the 16th row and began to chat with my friends and those around us. The folks behind me had their “point and shoot” cameras tucked into their pockets. The cameras were so small that they could not be detected! As the show progressed and Elton did his fabulous thing, the folks behind me were taking photos as fast and furiously as I would have. I couldn’t get over the images! The images were clear, and the resolution was tight! All of a sudden, I found myself in the market for a point and shoot, lest I be left out at the next Elton John concert!

If you are looking for a “point and shoot” for the holidays these are some of the things you should look for…

First, you can’t go wrong with a Canon Power Shot! They are the leader in digital professional and consumer photography. They also will STAND BY THEIR PRODUCTS! I have never dealt with a company that is more customer oriented.

Secondly, look for a 7-10 mega pixel model camera. It is not necessarily the number of mega pixels that will give you a quality image, but the size of the sensor in combination with the pixels.

Two cameras you might consider looking at are the Canon Power Shot A570 and the A720.

The A570 is a 7.1 mega pixel camera that has a 4x zoom with red eye reduction and image stabilization. At last check the cost was around $154.95.

The A720 is an 8 mega pixel camera with a 6x zoom, red eye reduction, and image stabilization. This camera runs about $195.95. Both cameras run on AA batteries.

Any of the Canon models with perform well and you need to research each model that you are considering. After 15 years as a Canon user, I don’t think twice about purchasing another Canon product.