The Canon PowerShot A610 is the ideal compact camera. This useful point and shoot offers five mega pixels, a built-in flash, video capabilities, and a continuous drive burst rate of 2.4 frames per second. The A610 accepts SD and MMC cards and has a wide variety of shooting modes to accomodate every situation that may arise. The image sensor is CCD and will allow you to print large and detailed prints from your camera. Whether you are buying your first camera or purchasing a replacement, the A610 will be able to handle any and all of what you put it through.