Macworld Buying Guides: Point-and-shoot cameras


The easy-to-use Canon PowerShot SD880 IS has 11 shooting modes, as well as support for shooting at an ISO of 3,200 for when you need to catch fast-action shots. Photos from the SD880 look great, both on your Mac’s screen and in print. . [$299 (); ]

If you take into consideration just the camera itself, the Pentax Optio A40 is a good all-around performer. It’s small and sturdy enough to take anywhere, and it has very good image quality. Its shooting modes make taking pictures a breeze. Viewing the DivX-encoded movies could be simpler, but for those looking for an easy to use, pocket-sized camera, the Optio A40 is worth checking out. . [$250 (); ]

[Roman Loyola is a senior reviews editor at Macworld.]