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If you want a compact megazoom with manual controls and fine photo quality, the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS is a good place to start.
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.
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.
It might take a good picture, but the Canon PowerShot SD970 IS' feature-to-price ratio is disappointing.
Its small size makes it an attractive pocket camera, but its speed and image quality issues are too great to ignore.
Canon PowerShot SD30 Digital ELPH
A top megazoom option, the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS offers a 20x zoom lens and HD video, which you can't get in a similarly priced dSLR, and delivers more features and slightly better performance and photo quality than the cheaper SX10 IS.
The S400 offers great image quality and performance in a pocket-size package. Don't look for manual controls, though.
The Canon SD430 is the only consumer-level choice out there for wireless remote shooting and capture, but it's an otherwise average camera.
The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS is a solid, but not standout, megazoom option for the money.