Review: Canon PowerShot N is a pint-size powerhouse

Where to buy
Price when rated: $300
Lowest price: $250.00 via Target.com

Pros

  • 8X optical zoom lens
  • Excellent image quality over a broad ISO range
  • Tilting screen for creative compositions
  • Solid movie mode with a dose of creativity
  • Built-in WiFi with mobile companion app available for free
  • Digic 5 process for snappy performance

Cons

  • $299 price tag makes it an investment, not an impulse buy
  • Low battery warning doesn’t provide much lead time
  • Small size can make it difficult to hold securely
  • LCD controls most functions, very few buttons
  • Wi-Fi will disconnect quickly when pictures are not transferring
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