DAY TRIPPERCanon engineered this 7.1-megapixel, brushed-aluminum jobbie for road warriors. Why? Its retractable, extra-wide, 28100mm (film equivalent) zoom lens nails broad outdoor landscapes. In Punta de Mita, Mexico, I immortalized sweeping beach vistasfrom the locals slicing open fresh coconuts under palapas to the surfers riding the point breakthat would have been impossible with most of the Canon's compact cousins.Bonus: Extend battery life on long trips by switching off the LCD screen.Bummer: In low-light conditions, the autofocus at times struggled to lock in on my subject.
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