Canon Powershot SD3500 IS
14 megapixels; 5x optical zoom; Optical image stabilization; 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD; 720p HD video; 24mm ultra wide-angle lens; Captures to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery;
The SD3500 is one of Canon's luxury ELPHs, featuring the sleek design, fast performance, user friendliness, and strong image quality that has made this line a huge hit for years and years. It's similar to the SD1300 and SD1400 models, also released this year, but its ultra-wide 24mm lens and 3.5-inch touchscreen set it apart. Settings can be controlled through a drag-and-drop interface and playback mode is controlled through screen taps. If the other models are like a Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the SD3500 is more like a Cadillac. It's pricey, and the performance isn't notably better than its lower-cost companions, but it's sure comfortable.