CANON POWERSHOT SX280 HS
$449, from major electrical stores SPECIFICATIONS 12.1-megapixel resolution, 20x optical zoom, 3-inch screen, Wi-Fi enabled. SIZE It’s the heaviest at 233g, but still fitted comfortably in my hand. USING IT It took the shortest time for me to get used to shooting with this camera – the buttons are clearly marked with their functions while a dial offers options for different modes. PERFORMANCE I got clear shots of people 10m away. At 20x optical zoom, details on the noticeboard turned out sharp and were the least grainy. Colours on auto mode were bright and realistic. EFFECTS There are seven modes like fisheye, soft-focus and toy-camera, but the miniature mode was the only one I needed to give my photos a DSLR quality. VERDICT The most user-friendly, it takes sharp shots with vibrant colours.