Adorama has a very good deal online. Get the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS (red) and a 1 year service plan against spills and drops for just $99 (click here). You have to add the camera to the bundle (you’ll find it in the “Buy Together and Save” option). Compare to $149 for the camera alone.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS specs:
- Canon’s powerful 16x Optical Zoom and 28mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer helps reduce camera shake so you achieve brilliant images whether you are up close or far away.
- 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor deliver enhanced image quality.
- Capture impressive 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button and zoom while shooting.
- Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations to help ensure the best possible image capture for stills or video.
- High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed so you can capture every shot with ease.
- Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
- Large 3.0″ LCD offers easy viewing even from a wide angle
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows for a more ergonomic design that makesthe camera more comfortable to hold.