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 D30 digital camera

Canon D30

12.1 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released April 2014

$299.00

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 digital camera

Canon 160

20.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released February 2015

$99.00

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera

Canon 170 IS

20.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 12.00x Zoom

Released February 2015

$119.00

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 digital camera

Canon 180

20.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released February 2016

$119.00

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image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS digital camera

Canon 190 IS

20.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 10.00x Zoom

Released February 2016

$159.00

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Canon 350 HS

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 12.00x Zoom

Released May 2015

$199.00

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Canon 360 HS

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 12.00x Zoom

Released February 2016

$209.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II digital camera

Canon G1X 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

$699.00 Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Canon PowerShot G3 X digital camera

Canon G3X

20.2 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 25.00x Zoom

The competition in the high-powered, enthusiast-grade zoom camera category continues to heat up! The Canon G3X bests its popular Sony and Panasonic rivals with a class-leading 600mm-eq. optical zoom lens. Offering numerous controls, dials and a deep handgrip, the G3X is clearly catered to advanced users. However, while image quality is good and its zoom is plentiful, there are a number of drawbacks, performance issues and ergonomic quirks we encountered along the way. Are these issues deal-breakers or just minor quibbles? Find out in our in-depth Canon G3X review!

Released July 2015

$899.00

Review

image of the Canon PowerShot G5 X digital camera

Canon G5X

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 4.20x Zoom

The Canon PowerShot G5X takes what made the G7X a solid compact camera and adds numerous new design and usability features. By adding an OLED electronic viewfinder, a front grip, a flash hot shoe, and more controls, the G5X is an enthusiast-oriented compact camera that provides solid, dependable performance in a well-designed camera body. While the G5X doesn't bring many new performance features to the table, it continues where the G7X left off and should prove to satisfy many experienced photographers looking for a fixed-lens compact camera. Read more in our in-depth Canon G5X review!

Released November 2015

$749.00

Review

image of the Canon PowerShot G7 X digital camera

Canon G7X

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 4.20x Zoom

With the 20.2-megapixel Canon G7X, Sony finally has a fight on its hands in the enthusiast compact camera market. The Canon G7X takes on its rival's popular RX100-series cameras with much the same body and sensor sizes, and yet somehow Canon has managed to pack in not only more zoom reach, but also a brighter maximum aperture as well! But does the Canon G7X have what it takes to finally slay the RX100, or will it have an Achilles heel of its own? Find out now in our in-depth Canon G7X review!

Released October 2014

$599.00

Review

image of the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera

Canon G7X Mark II

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 4.20x Zoom

With an impressive 20-megapixel 1"-type sensor, a versatile 24-100mm equivalent zoom lens, and a faster DIGIC 7 image processor, the refreshed Canon G7X II is a very good compact camera that delivers good images across a wide range of ISOs. The Canon G7X II aimed to address the performance-related shortcomings of the original, and it appears to have accomplished that goal for the most part. There are still some downsides and disappointments, but overall, it's a rather pleasing premium compact camera. Read more about it our in-depth Canon G7X II review.

Released May 2016

$699.00 Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Canon PowerShot G9 X digital camera

Canon G9X

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 3.00x Zoom

The Canon G9X is the smallest 1-inch sensor camera to date. Slip it in a pocket and you can forget it's even there, but pull it out and you have the great image quality of a 1-inch sensor on tap. And getting images onto your phone couldn't be easier, thanks to the in-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking. Are there still some rough edges? Yes, but the G9X is a very compelling camera nonetheless. Find out if it's right for you in our in-depth Canon G9X review!

Released November 2015

$449.00 Dave's Pick

Review

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

$399.00 Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Canon PowerShot N2 digital camera

Canon N2

16.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released December 2014

$299.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS digital camera

Canon SX60

16.1 megapixel, EVF, 65.00x Zoom

Released October 2014

$479.00

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image of the Canon PowerShot SX410 IS digital camera

Canon SX410 IS

20.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 40.00x Zoom

Released April 2015

$199.00

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image of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS digital camera

Canon SX420 IS

20.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 42.00x Zoom

Released February 2016

$299.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera

Canon SX530 HS

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 50.00x Zoom

Released February 2015

$279.00

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image of the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS digital camera

Canon SX540 HS

20.3 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 50.00x Zoom

Released March 2016

$399.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS digital camera

Canon SX610 HS

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 18.00x Zoom

Released February 2015

$179.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS digital camera

Canon SX620 HS

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 25.00x Zoom

Released June 2016

$279.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS digital camera

Canon SX700 HS

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 30.00x Zoom

Released March 2014

$279.00

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image of the Canon PowerShot SX710 HS digital camera

Canon SX710 HS

20.3 megapixel, Compact, 30.00x Zoom

Released February 2015

$299.00

First Shots

image of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera

Canon SX720 HS

20.3 megapixel, Compact, 40.00x Zoom

Released March 2016

$379.00

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