Clad in lustrous metal and rocking a mode dial for swift hopping between its various presets, the Canon is the most premium*feeling of the seven models here. Image quality is impressive: there's a nice amount of detail and lifelike colours at lower ISOs, although from ISO 400 upwards you'll see plenty of noise damaging the crispness and clarity of your shots.
Speaking of ISO, it only stretches to 1600 as opposed to 3200 on most of the others here, so this isn't the best
choice for low-light photography. That said, its dual image stabilisation makes for sharper handheld shots than its rivals.
The creative filters add an extra dimension, too - effects include tilt~shift (for making subjects look like miniature models), Lama-style vignetting and moody black and white, and it'll also shoot nop movies.