Buying the best digital camera for family use can be tricky. There are a lot of choices available in the market today and you have to know what specific features to look out for in order to get your money's worth as well as your family's nod of approval. Don't fret, though, as you can never go wrong when you buy a Canon-made unit.
With budget and value for money in check, here are some of the best Canon digital cameras that you can purchase for family use:
Canon PowerShot A710 IS
The fact that it's eye candy is just the icing on the cake. The A710's superior 6x zoom, 7.1 megapixels, 2.5 inch LCD, autofocus and manual focus modes, 4x digital zoom and excellent glass lens make it a great buy. Everyone in your family will also love the Canon PowerShot A710 IS' clean user interface, red eye reduction option and the fact that it only uses two AA batteries.
Canon PowerShot A640
This tasteful, 10 megapixel thing of beauty is a great investment. With a 2.5 inch LCD you can swivel, an easy-to-understand user interface, accurate viewfinder and good lens which can spur attractive color and the right skin tones, the Canon A640 is just what you need for family reunions.
Canon PowerShot A570 IS
If you're looking for a camera that you can also use to take quick movie clips, the Canon PowerShot A570 is a steal. Its movie mode can deliver quality video and you can easily review that recently captured clip of your baby's first steps. This 7.1 megapixel camera has a face detection focus mode, adjustable flash power and optical viewfinder. You can also customize the Print/Share button, giving you the upper hand on how to control your digital camera.
Canon PowerShot SD40 Digital ELPH
Don't let the long name distract you. This one's a favorite especially among families that have teenagers. The compact, 7 megapixel SD40 comes in 4 attractive colors --- "Twilight Sepia", "Precious Rose", "Noble Blue" and "Olive Grey" --- which will certainly appeal to the young ones. Features include the DIGIC III processor function, which means that less battery power is drained and shutter lag is reduced. It also uses the Face Detection technology so if you want to take portraits on a lazy Sunday, this camera will do the trick.