The Aerielle i2i Stream wins points for innovation, ease of use, and fun, but it may be cost-prohibitive for much of its target audience.
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If all you need or want is to point and shoot, the Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS does that well.
The Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS is a solid value with decent photo quality, a well-rounded feature set, and a compact, solid-feeling design.
Though it's certainly a good, inexpensive megazoom camera, some aspects of the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS fall a bit short of its predecessor.
Canon's A series continues to deliver tons of bang for the buck, this time including optical image stabilization, 6X optical zoom, and solid image quality in a midsize compact camera with a stylish design update.
Aside from a couple performance quibbles, the Canon PowerShot A1100 IS provides a good point-and-shoot experience with great pictures as a result.
If you need an ultracompact camera for your pocket or purse, strongly consider the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS.
It has its limitations, but the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is a good choice for zoom addicts on a budget.
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 SD3500 IS offers up decent photos, touch-screen controls, and an ultrawide-angle lens, but that's pretty much where the excitement ends.