The Canon Powershot A720 can be an excellent digital camera, representing quality backed by reputation. By combining both function and aesthetic design, this user friendly camera can stand out as a great choice for both the aspiring family photographer and the intrepid traveler. With a full 8.0 megapixel CCD, this camera can capture rich image detail in photographs that can be sized for up to 16 by 22 inch prints. 8MP can also be enough to provide great versatility in cropping or enlarging photos, as they will be minimally distorted. Canon can offer you the ultimate freedom in close up shots with a 6x optical zoom lens. It can be easy to focus and view your subjects and scenes through the 2.5 inch wide viewing angle LCD screen with a 115,000 pixel resolution. The lens features a focal length range between 35-210mm, and its viewfinder can help you take steadier shots. Crystal clear photos can be a breeze with optical image stabilization technology. This innovative mechanism helps you take good, steady pictures even when your subjects are in motion. The A720 uses tiny sensors to detect movement and then sends a corrective signal to reduce the shaking in the camera body. Image stabilization technology also produces blur free photos even in low light and bad weather. The A720 also comes with an expanded minimum ISO of 80 and expanded maximum ISO of 1600. This helps you control the clarity of your photos under different lighting conditions and also aids in producing the sharpest images. Canon has been using DIGIC technology in its cameras for several years to deliver superior image quality. This camera uses a DIGIC III processor, which can maximize performance and extend battery life. It is also the magic behind this camera's face detection feature, which can make focusing accurately a breeze. This processor can also adjust exposure and reduce red eye automatically, so your subjects can always appear clear and bright in your photos. This model features a continuous shooting speed of 1.3 frames per second, and has a user friendly dial with 19 capturing modes, including seven special scene modes. Users can also manually set the shutter speed to help accurately photograph moving objects. The flash on this model contains multiple custom settings, but can also be set to auto or turned off completely. The white balance programming options include six options to help photographers accurately depict this often overexposed or underexposed color. With a plethora of manual scene mode and flash settings, aspiring photographers could have all they need to express their creativity. Of course, if photos don't quite capture the moment, users can also make movies. The A720 records in AVI video format with an outstandingly clear resolution of 640 by 480 pixels. This digital camera uses two AA batteries, and images can be stored on an SD memory card type up to 2GB's in size. The A720 is also compatible with many accessories such as wide angle and teleconverter lenses. When it's time to transfer photos to your computer or printer, Canon can have you covered there as well. You can just connect the Canon PowerShot and press the print/share button. The A720 will print photos on any Pictbridge compatible photo printer. This button is also used to copy images to your PC or Mac for further editing and sharing.