The camera companies continue to feed the megapixel race.
Three megapixels is all that most people need, for photos of friends, family, site seeing and the occasional sporting event.
But more megapixels do have meaning for many people who are more into photography.
The new Canon SD450 and SD550 have added a feature that has not been available on smaller cameras.
Hold down the shutter button and the camera will continue to capture photos, at several shots per second, until you let up on the button or run out of memory.
It is a great feature for action shots, but hardly necessary for taking a photo of Uncle Bob and Aunt Lil standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
I know I want one of the many Canon Powershot Elph series but am unsure at which one to buy. The older models, SD300, SD400, SD500 or the brand new ones that just came out SD450, SD550? Basically, are the newest models worth the big $ and do I really need such a high resolution for everyday use (going out with friends, sporting events, family events, site seeing)?
And are the older models that outdated already or do the new ones have better features worth the extra $? I am new to buying a camera so I do not know much.
If someone could lend some advise I would greatly appreciate it.