The PowerShot SX410 IS has a better sensor type than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.
A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type across all cameras that came out more than a year ago.
The worst sensor type amongst comparable types of camera is MOS.
We compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($155.62) is also worth considering.