I recently bought a Canon Powershot A720 IS camera. I am happy to grab this one when it just arrived in the stores. I had been waiting for its shipping right from when Canon announced this model in August. Earlier to this I almost zeroed on A570 IS. On comparison chart A720 IS faired a lot better compared to any other recent models in Canon Powershot series.
- 8 MP
- 6x Optical Zoom
- Digic III
- ISO 1600
- 2.5" LCD screen
- Face Detection
- Image Stabilization
- + all the goodies of Powershot series (like Manual mode)
One feature which I like to have in this model, is the vari-angle LCD. But having a 2.5 LCD is worth a compromise for the smaller and bulkier vari-angle LCD panel.
Right at this moment this model gives you a better value for your money at USD249.
On Canon Website:
Powershot A720 IS
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Along with camera it is good to buy the following accessories
- SanDisk 2GB Ultra II SD card
- Case Logic Medium camera case
- Duracell NiMH Charger with 4 NiMH batteries
As obviously A720IS is generations ahead to A70 in terms of image quality and responsiveness. Another peppy with A720IS is that it runs with 2 batteries compared to 4 required for A70.
P.S: I ate almost half (1 GB) the SD card within a day. Reckless snapping.