I know that even though this post is going to recommend the Canon PowerShot as a great Christmas gift there is going to be heaps of folk out there who will disagree with me. Not because the Canon PowerShot isn’t a great camera, which it is, but because they feel the smartphone’s photo taking capabilities is enough. As a Smart Phone owner I can tell you that the smartphone capabilities just doesn’t cut it when it comes to taking real good quality images. How can it when it doesn’t have the same quality lens. Shit, when you think about it you can hardly see the lens  :tongue:

Canon PowerShot 30x Optical Zoom

What the Canon Powershot has the all smartphones lack is a 30x Optical Zoom! That’s not digital zoom but a pure optical zoom. Its lens is as good as a 24-720mm in 35mm format SLR camera. What’s even better is that you can use it while taking videos.

Another plus for the camera is its compact size. Yet even though it is rather compact it pack a whole heap of features. I’ve already mentioned the zoom capability of its lens but it has so much more to offer.  Read the rest of this entry