The Ixus brand is usually associated with luxury rather than good value, but Canon has combined both in this latest entry level model. Its curved metal body looks gorgeous, and it's backed up by some impressive specs including optical stabilisation, a 3in LCD screen. It's extremely petite, but we'd have preferred a few extra millimetres' width to give more room for the controls. The small navigation pad sits flush with the camera body, making it fiddly to use. A switch on the top toggles between Auto mode and whichever other mode was last selected. The options include various scene presets, a panorama stitch function and slow-motion video capture, which records at 240fps, playing back at 30fps for 8x slow-motion. The 320x240 resolution looks blocky but there's still lots of fun to be had here. CCD size 1/2.3in, LCD screen resolution 230,000 pixels, Optical zoom 4.0x, Maximum image resolution 4,000 x 3,000 and Maximum movie resolution 1920x1080 etc.
*International Model - Free U.S. adapter and warranty in country of origin included with this device