Canon PowerShot

The PowerShots are Canon's compact or point & shoot camera line. The Canon PowerShots date back to July of 1996, when the PowerShot 600 was first introduced. Since then, the PowerShot line has broadened to become one of the most expansive in the industry, ranging from entry-level point & shoots to feature-rich models to delight enthusiasts.

While there's some crossover between the lines, here's how PowerShot model numbers relate to camera types:

  • A series: Entry-level PowerShot models
  • D series: Waterproof PowerShots
  • ELPH series: Canon PowerShot ELPHs are sleek pocket cameras
  • G series: The high end of the Canon PowerShot line; the latest of a long line of enthusiast cameras
  • S series: Compact models packing many of the features of current G-series PowerShots
  • SX series: Canon PowerShots with long zoom lenses
  • SD series: An older designation for compact models, last used in the 2010 model year
  • IS suffix: Designates A-series PowerShots with Image Stabilization (all other models except the D series have IS by default)
  • HS suffix: Seen across multiple lines, the HS suffix designates "High Sensitivity" PowerShots; particularly well-suited for low-light shooting

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image of the Canon PowerShot A1400 digital camera

Canon A1400

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released February 2013

 

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image of the Canon PowerShot A2500 digital camera

Canon A2500

16.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released April 2013

 

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image of the Canon PowerShot A2600 digital camera

Canon A2600

16.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released February 2013

 

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image of the Canon PowerShot D20 digital camera

Canon D20

12.1 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

The Canon PowerShot D20 is one of the better waterproof cameras we've tested, featuring a rugged, element-defying design. Its 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and 28-140mm zoom lens deliver good quality still and video images, but not good enough that you'll be mistaking the Canon D20 for an enthusiast-level digicam.

Released May 2012

$0
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image of the Canon PowerShot D30 digital camera

Canon D30

12.1 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released April 2014

 

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera

Canon 115 IS

16.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released March 2013

$99-130

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS digital camera

Canon 130 IS

16.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released February 2013

$0

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 digital camera

Canon 135

16.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released February 2014

$99-126

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS digital camera

Canon 140 IS

16.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released February 2014

$126-137

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS digital camera

Canon 150 IS

20.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 10.00x Zoom

Released February 2014

 

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera

Canon 330 HS

12.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 10.00x Zoom

Released March 2013

 

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS digital camera

Canon 340 HS

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 12.00x Zoom

Released March 2014

$179-210

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS digital camera

Canon 520 HS

10.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 12.00x Zoom

Recapturing that original ELPH spirit, the Canon 520 HS successfully shoehorns a 12x zoom into the classic old box and circle design, making for a competent everywhere camera that's also affordable.

Released March 2012

$121-189
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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS digital camera

Canon 530 HS

10.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 12.00x Zoom

This classic-looking ELPH from Canon packs a ton of features into an ultra-compact camera body, but the WiFi connectivity and touchscreen that are supposed to set it apart are disappointing.

Released April 2012

$178

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Canon G1 X

14.3 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 4.00x Zoom

Canon tests the waters with its first large-sensor alternative to an SLR, and the industry's first compact, large-sensor camera to offer a zoom lens. If you're looking for a second camera, or you're the type who'd never take the kit lens off your SLR or mirrorless camera, the G1 X could be made for you.

Released February 2012

$334-549
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Review

image of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II digital camera

Canon G1 X Mark II

13.1 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 5.00x Zoom

Canon refreshes its large-sensor compact with a revised 1.5-inch-type sensor, faster processor, and a brighter, wider and longer zoom lens. With a sleeker shape, add-on EVF and grip, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II is Canon's answer to the do-everything, go-anywhere compact camera for the advanced and enthusiast photographer. While some of the issues with the initial model have been fixed, there are still some issues here and there. Do the upsides outweigh the downsides? Read our review to find out!

Released April 2014

$645-799
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Review

image of the Canon PowerShot G7 X digital camera

Canon G7X

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 4.20x Zoom

Released October 2014

$699-700

First Shots

image of the Canon PowerShot G15 digital camera

Canon G15

12.1 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 5.00x Zoom

Canon's PowerShot G-series has been a favorite compact tool for serious photographers for many years, and the Canon G15 raises the stakes with a new, fast f/1.8 lens, an upgraded 12-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, a swifter autofocus system and overall improved image quality. The only major negative we found was Canon's decision to remove the articulating LCD monitor (present in the G12), but even so that made the camera's design slimmer and more comfortable to use, if not ultimately pocketable.

Released October 2012

$399-499
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image of the Canon PowerShot G16 digital camera

Canon G16

12.1 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 5.00x Zoom

Canon's ever-popular G-series enthusiast compact cameras gets a speed boost and Wi-Fi with the PowerShot G16. The new DIGIC 6 processor provides a welcome increase to autofocusing speed and frames per second shooting. The G16 features the same fast f/1.8-2.8 lens with a 5x optical zoom as its predecessor, but it's coupled to an upgraded 12-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch BSI CMOS sensor. Sadly, the G16 shares the same lack of an articulating LCD monitor.

Released October 2013

$402-549
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image of the Canon PowerShot N digital camera

Canon N

12.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Canon fights back against the onslaught of smartphone cameras with the PowerShot N, an ultra-portable party cam geared for the young and fashionable. Could this social-savvy camera be the life of your party?

Released April 2013

 

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image of the Canon PowerShot N2 digital camera

Canon N2

16.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Available December 2014

$299-300

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image of the Canon PowerShot N100 digital camera

Canon N100

12.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released May 2014

$341-382

First Shots

image of the Canon PowerShot S110 digital camera

Canon S110

12.1 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

In a case of give and take, the Canon S110 forgoes its predecessor's in-camera geotagging capability in favor of a phone-like touchscreen interface and built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking connectivity. In other respects, its very similar to its well-received predecessor, the S100.

Released October 2012

$0
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Review

image of the Canon PowerShot S120 digital camera

Canon S120

12.1 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released October 2013

$314-488

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Canon SX50

12.1 megapixel, EVF, 50.00x Zoom

Boasting a whopping 50x optical zoom range (24-1200mm equivalent) and excellent image quality for its class, the Canon SX50 HS may not only be the company's finest ultrazoom offering to date, but also the best ultrazoom we've ever tested. Improved image stabilization and advanced features such as RAW capture vault it over its predecessor, though it does suffer some of the same expected shortcomings, including poor low-light autofocus performance and fuzzy images at ISO 800 and above.

Released October 2012

$324-419
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image of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS digital camera

Canon SX60

16.1 megapixel, EVF, 65.00x Zoom

Released October 2014

$533-592

Now Shooting!

image of the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS digital camera

Canon SX160

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 16.00x Zoom

Released September 2012

$119-199

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image of the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera

Canon SX170

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 16.00x Zoom

Released September 2013

$149-196

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS digital camera

Canon SX260 HS

12.1 megapixel, Compact, 20.00x Zoom

Among Travel Zoom digital cameras, the Canon SX260 HS stands out not just for its 20x zoom lens, but for its quite complete range of controls and impressive image quality, allowing output of 16 x 20-inch prints with ease.

Released March 2012

$300
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image of the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS digital camera

Canon SX280 HS

12.1 megapixel, Compact, 20.00x Zoom

Released April 2013

$275-320

First Shots

image of the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS digital camera

Canon SX500

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 30.00x Zoom

Released September 2012

 

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image of the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS digital camera

Canon SX510 HS

12.1 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 30.00x Zoom

Released September 2013

$194-259

First Shots

image of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera

Canon SX520 HS

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 42.00x Zoom

Released September 2014

$349-400

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image of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS digital camera

Canon SX600 HS

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 18.00x Zoom

Released February 2014

$199-263

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image of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS digital camera

Canon SX700 HS

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 30.00x Zoom

Released March 2014

$254-349

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image of the Canon SX400 IS digital camera

Canon SX400 IS

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 30.00x Zoom

Released August 2014

$199-250

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