The Canon PowerShots, designated as A-G series, are point and shoot models for amateur photographers. While the Canon EOS series continues to thrive, the market for the PowerShot series has been significantly damaged by the emergence of higher end Smart Phone cameras and HD video capabilities on smart phones.

This has led several of the series, like the A series, to be discontinued. However, these cameras still provide quality and features that many people enjoy and their manuals are freely available online and can be located here.