Canon PowerShot A400
Entry level digital camera users get all the fun stuff. If you want a serious number of pixels, you’ll have to make do with a black camera or, if you’re lucky, a brushed metal model.
For those who just want a camera that takes decent quality pics without having to re-mortgage the house to pay for it, the choices are far more varied and attractive.
These Canon PowerShot A400 models make up part of Canon’s recent batch of releases. The 3.2-megapixel cameras come in four colours and offer 2.2x optical zoom along with 12 different shooting modes. There’s no internal memory, so you’ll have to make use of the SD card slot, but Canon also provides a free 100MB photo album with iMAGE GATEWAY. It uses the print/share button, which is designed to make it easier to upload pics to your (Windows) computer and send shots straight to a printer.