The PowerShot SX410 IS has a better sensor type than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most cameras that have been around for 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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX410 IS.
A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type amongst similar types of digital camera.