Black Hat 2014
Here's where you find the best of the best, our top digital cameras across the board.
A solid ultracompact, the SD770 IS nevertheless faces stiff competition from its closely priced line mates, the cheaper SD1100 IS and the better SD790 IS.
Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH
The Canon PowerShot A2000 IS is lean on features beyond its stabilized 6x zoom lens, but it takes great photos and is easy to use.
The Canon SD430 is the only consumer-level choice out there for wireless remote shooting and capture, but it's an otherwise average camera.
As long as you're not expecting dSLR speed in a tiny body, the Canon PowerShot S90 is an excellent compact camera for advanced amateurs.
The PowerShot SD1400 IS is another stylish ultracompact from Canon with features and performance that are stuck in the past.
A bright, wide-angle lens and a high-sensitivity sensor add up to very good low-light photos and fast performance for the Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS.
If you need an ultracompact camera for your pocket or purse, strongly consider the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS.
The Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS offers up decent photos, touch-screen controls, and an ultrawide-angle lens, but that's pretty much where the excitement ends.
Small size, excellent image quality, and a solid, though not extensive, feature set make the SD1000 a great choice for a compact camera.