Canon PowerShot A720 IS
I have owned several digital cameras, including top name high end brands. This Canon Powershot is by far the best digital camera in its class, giving you more bang for your buck than any other I have seen or used. The lens delivers clear imaging, with easy stabilization. All of the functions are a breeze to use, and there is a viewfinder, providing the back-up most people want, and a "must have" option when shooting in bright sunlight. The video option is the most effective I have used as well. I stumbled out to my kitchen one recent morning, and my pint sized canine was chasing a mouse around the kitchen. Having no time to record on video, I grabbed my Powershot and let it roll while the dog and mouse moved forward in battle. Not only was the picture quality fantastic, but the sound came through, too, something usually lacking on other models in this size and price range. Not only would I recommend this camera to a friend, I HAVE recommended it to friends and relatives, and they have not been disappointed.