I took the Canon Digital IXUS 55 for a test drive at the Melbourne Zoo.
The camera retails for around $300-400 AUD
I am not going to go into specs here - all I wanted to know was...
1. Does it take good pictures?
2. Can you make videos on it?
3. How long does the battery last?
4. Is it easy to use?
The answers, thankfully, were easy.
1. Yes, here is an example of one:
2. Yes, here is a cute one I filmed featuring Fairy Penguins and a cameo by a Gannet:
3. The battery is not the longest lasting in the world, but it lasts for enough time, just remember to turn it off when you're not using it. If you recharge it the morning you are going to use it, you should have no problems.
The screen is clear and easy to use. The size of the screen is a big plus.
My verdict - SUCCESS!!
This would be my choice for a digital camera - easy to use, good photos and with a big enough memory card, good videos as well.
Test Drive Canon Digital IXUS 55