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Here's my camera wishlist: I want it to be easy to use, not overly complicated, take great images that don't need a lot of post-processing in a range of environments, be portable (as in small enough to pop in my bag comfortably, rather than needing a bag of its own) and not — possibly most importantly — die immediately if I accidentally drop it.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II promises to deliver on this wishlist of mine — not only is it sturdy (read on to find out just how sturdy) and compact, it boasts Canon's new DIGIC 7 processor, coupled with a 1-inch 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and 4.2x optical zoom lens — which makes for a photographic package that all but eliminates the need for anything but the most basic editing.

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Canon has announced its new camera lineup last week, boasting powerful new processors, sleek lines and, as might be expected, increased image quality. The line includes two new PowerShot cameras — one in its SX travel series, and another in the G series — along with the EOS 80D DSLR with a series of matching accessories. Here are the details.

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We spent a short time with the new Canon PowerShot N and found that it's a little different to use because of the square body, but it's also fun at the same time. As a full-time camera, the cute gimmicky form factor is definitely limiting, but as a little secondary camera? Definitely a good time.

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The new Canon PowerShot N includes a lot of the features that Canon (and other companies) been adding to tiny point-and-shoots over the years, like Wi-Fi connectivity and touchscreen controls. What makes it new and refreshing — at least aesthetically — is the new square design. It's noticeably different, but does that make it better?

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The new Canon IXUS 510 HS (known in the US as the Powershot ELPH 530 HS, according to Canon) will be the first Canon camera with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. That means you'll be able to wirelessly upload photos to the Internet as well as to transfer media directly to mobile devices.

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Digital cameras are generally closed platforms, built and programmed under the assumption that they would never be modified. To get more features, you pay more for different firmware, even though the guts are mostly the same. Canon didn't batten down their hatches quite enough. The result is CHDK, a full-featured OS substitute that runs from your memory card and unlocks the tremendous unrecognised potential of most Canon A-series and SD Elphs plus several others—for free.