1 CANON IXUS 220HS
Canon, $299, canon.com.au ★★★★ Many cameras are pocket-size, but this Canon shooter is smaller than most. The IXUS 220HS weighs a puny 122g and is just 2cm thick, making it easy to carry everywhere. But it doesn’t scrimp on features, with a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom (24-120mm), full high-definition video recording and a focus on low-light photography. To achieve this, it boasts a lens aperture as wide as f2.7 and an ISO rating of up to 3200. Its photos display natural, vivid colour, with fish-eye and miniature photo modes.