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 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 135 digital camera

Canon 135

16.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released February 2014

$89.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS digital camera

Canon 140 IS

16.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released February 2014

$89.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS digital camera

Canon 150 IS

20.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 10.00x Zoom

Released February 2014

$119.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 digital camera

Canon 160

20.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 8.00x Zoom

Released February 2015

$109.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera

Canon 170 IS

20.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 12.00x Zoom

Released February 2015

$139.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS digital camera

Canon 340 HS

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 12.00x Zoom

Released March 2014

$180.98

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS digital camera

Canon 350 HS

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 12.00x Zoom

Released May 2015

$199.00

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

$749.00 Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Canon PowerShot G3 X digital camera

Canon G3X

20.2 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 25.00x Zoom

Released July 2015

$999.00

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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

$649.00

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 N100 digital camera

Canon N100

12.1 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released May 2014

$349.00

First Shots

image of the Canon PowerShot S120 digital camera

Canon S120

12.1 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released October 2013

$349.00

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image of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera

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

$349.00 Dave's Pick

Express Review

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 SX400 IS digital camera

Canon SX400 IS

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 30.00x Zoom

Released August 2014

$136.98

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot SX410 IS digital camera

Canon SX410 IS

20.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 40.00x Zoom

Available April 2105

$199.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera

Canon SX520 HS

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 42.00x Zoom

Released September 2014

$199.00

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

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS digital camera

Canon SX600 HS

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 18.00x Zoom

Released February 2014

$179.00

Preview

image of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS digital camera

Canon SX610 HS

20.2 megapixel, Compact, 18.00x Zoom

Released February 2015

$229.00

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

Now Shooting!

image of the Canon PowerShot SX710 HS digital camera

Canon SX710 HS

20.3 megapixel, Compact, 30.00x Zoom

Released February 2015

$329.00

First Shots

 

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