Stump up another £40 from the Canon PowerShot A800 and you can get the PowerShot A3200 IS – IS standing for image stabilisation.

You get a lot more besides, including a 14.1 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 720p HD video recording, better-looking slimmer metal case, 5x optical zoom and Advanced Scene Detection modes. The A3200 is an upgrade of the A3100 IS camera, which had 12.1 megapixels, 4 x optical zoom lacked HD video capability. So are these extra features worth the upgrade?