Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
14.1 megapixel CCD sensor; 12x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle; Optical image stabilization; 720p HD video with stereo sound; 3-inch LCD screen; Manual modes; 2 AA batteries
Reviewed positively although deemed a tad pricey for the features, the SX150 is a decent all-around travel zoom. The 14 megapixel CCD sensor and 28mm wide-angle are both a little outdated at this point, but there are probably now some good deals to be found. Replacement products have been announced in the SX240 HS and SX260 HS. Both offer a faster CMOS sensor with 1080p video output, a smaller form factor, and more comprehensive zoom range. The 260 HS also has a built-in GPS tracker.