Low-Light: The Canon produced surprisingly sharp images of a pair of cats scurrying around my girlfriend´s near-dark apartment.
Zoom: Shooting a friend in an alcove illuminated only by natural light at the SD700´s full 4x zoom, I consistently got shots with little to no blur.
Usability: The Canon has three flavors of stabilization: â€continuous,â€ which stays on all the time; â€shoot only,â€ which kicks in only on shutter press; and â€panning,â€ for things going by. The rub: no dedicated button to activate them. $500; canon.com