2 CANON IXUS 310HS
Canon, $449 canon.com.au
★★★ Many small cameras are good in low light, but this camera is exceptional. The last two letters of the Canon IXUS 310HS name stand for ‘‘high sensitivity,’’ as this compact camera has an aperture of f2.0, letting lots of available light on to its sensor. As a result, this shooter can take clear photos even in dark settings, such as indoor Mother’s Day celebrations involving cakes and candles. The top-of-therange IXUS model also offers a 12.1-megapixel resolution, 24mm wide-angle lens, 4.4x zoom, and light sensitivity up to 3200 ISO. However, Canon fans must adapt to its 3.2-inch touchscreen. While it’s handy when tapping to focus on items, using it to select modes and settings can require patience and persistence.