With point-and-shoot cameras offering high resolution images and decent optical zoom range these days, it can be difficult for average shooters to justify a pricey DSLR purchase. One great example Canon's PowerShot ELPH 510 HS ($350). This stylish, ultra-thin, compact shooter features a 12.1 megapixel, high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and a  28mm wide-angle lens,12x optical zoom for capturing crisp, high resolution images at far distances. Even more, the ELPH 510 HS includes a new Smart Auto with 32 shooting scenes, Intelligent Stabilization (IS) system, a  7.8 fps high-speed burst, and full 1080p HD video capture and a 3.2-inch touch-panel LCD. [source]