Canon PowerShot A800
10 megapixels; CCD sensor; 3.3x optical zoom; 2.5-inch LCD monitor; Captures to SD/SDHC; AA battery-powered;
Well, there's not much to say about a 10 megapixel, 3.3x zooming camera in 2011, except that it's a Canon camera that's supposed to retail for $90. It should take better pictures than your cell phone camera, and is a strong bet if you need to make a quick purchase without doing much research or spending much cash. Believe us when we say it: If you really need a really cheap camera, the A800 is probably your best bet this year.