Canon PowerShot A95
5.0 megapixels (effective); 3x optical zoom/3.6x digital zoom; auto and manual focus; program and manual exposure; JPEG file format only; ISO range 50-400; 4 AA batteries; movie mode with sound
The Canon PowerShot A95 brought 5-megapixel resolution to Canon's immensely popular line of A-Series cameras. In addition to the new 5-megapixel sensor, the A95 also features a 1.8" LCD screen, which is an improvement over the small 1.5" screen found on its predecessor, the PowerShot A80. The A95 also features 8 new preset scene modes and a FlexiZone autofocus, which allows for greater focus control regardless of where the subject falls in the frame. All these features make the Canon PowerShot A95 a great choice for ambitious photographers who don't want to break the bank.
Note: Canon has released the PowerShot A610, which is comparable to the A95 and features a few improvements. DCHQ suggests you compare the two if you are considering a camera of this type, as the A610 is the "current" model and can often be found at a better deal than the older A95.