Canon EOS M3 ( with 18-55mm STM Lens, Black)
The Canon EOS M3 offers DSLR-quality photos and decent performance, but its feature set is average and the dearth of lenses shows a lack of commitment by Canon.
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Canon Power Shot SX170 IS ( Red)
If you hate AA batteries, but like inexpensive compacts with manual controls, the 16x zoom Canon PowerShot SX170 IS takes a good photo. Otherwise, seek out its predecessor, the SX160 IS.
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS ( Black)
Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries.
Canon EOS M
While it provides one of the best touch-screen experiences in its class and the compact body is quite comfortable to shoot with, the Canon EOS M's disappointing performance and blah feature set make it less attractive than competitors.
Canon PowerShot N ( White)
If you can get past the supercompact design and reimagined controls, the Canon PowerShot N is a fine point-and-shoot companion for your smartphone.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
It has its limitations, but the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is a good choice for zoom addicts on a budget.
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS ( Red)
The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets.
Canon PowerShot G15
The Canon PowerShot G15 continues the G-series tradition of solid advanced compacts, but doesn't rank as best in class by any particular measure.
Canon PowerShot S110 ( Silver)
Nice photo quality, improved autofocus performance, and a very compact design make the Canon PowerShot S110 a solid option if you're looking for something between a point-and-shoot and an enthusiast compact. But if you can find them cheaper, the S100 or S95 are still good alternatives.
Canon EOS Rebel T4i ( 18-55mm EF-S IS II Lens)
A fine camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i's more expensive 18-135mm STM kit (or body with another STM lens) is the only version that merits an unqualified recommendation. You can probably find better alternatives if you just want a sub-$1,000 dSLR for still photography.