Canon is massively upgrading its product range by introducing no fewer than unveiled seven digital cameras and three new camcorders.
Due to launch in March for £1,000 is a new flagship camera – the PowerShot Pro 1 IS. The eight megapixel model is Canon’s first compact digital camera to be fitted with a professional L Series lens.
Also scheduled to arrive in March/April are three cameras in its ultra-compact Digital Ixus range including the £339.99 500 – a five megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom and VGA movie recording facilities. Following in April are three digital camcorders; the MVX250i, MVX200i and MVX200. All are significantly smaller than the models they are replacing, record video on to DV cassette and feature Canon’s Digic digital video processor. Price details will be available nearer to the launch.