I'm looking at my 2 PowerShot cameras - an old A720 and an A2200. While all the specs would be/should be better on the A2200, the A720 has a superior lens package. The A2200 blows it away otherwise.
5.8-34.8mm f/2.8-4.8 MACRO capable focus is 1mm or closer!
A2200 14 mpix
Maybe if Canon had put more effort into lens technology in these low end cameras they would take better pictures than a cell phone? I guess the point is moot now.