The PowerShot S90 is our longstanding favorite point-and-shoot, and one of its few shortcomings was that it couldn't do HD video. The updated S95 shoots 720p video and does it in a slightly smaller body.
Canon just pulled the sheet off three new PowerShots: the S95, a 720p-shooting update of our good old friend the S90; the SX130 IS, a $250 ultra zoom; and the SD4500, a 1080p capable point-and-shoot with 10x optical zoom.
Want ultra-zoom? Canon's new SX10 IS, the latest in its SX-series, gives you a whopping 20x optical zoom lens, as well as a 2.5-inch vari-angle LCD screen and a MovieSnap mode for capturing hi-res still images while shooting video. The 10 megapixel camera also boasts the new DIGIC 4 image processor, optical image…
How many people have said in our very own comments that these high-zoom cameras should have wider-angle starting points? Olympus' SP-560 Ultra Zoom ($450) does just that, with an 18x optical zoom lens ranging 27 to 486 mm (that's 35 mm equivalent). And that's not all this chunky funky camera has going for it.