Canon took great delight in informing assembled journalists at its products launch that it is now the number one in digital SLR, compact digtal cameras and flatbed scanner sales. It’s aim for the year is to become the number one in every section of its sector and to stay at the top of the rest. With that in mind, the company has launched a host of new products, including 4 digital compact cameras and a digital SLR (more of that later). Two IXUS compact cameras have been added to the range. The IXUS 50 is a 5-megapixel, 3X optical zoom camera with a 2-inch LCD. The IXUS 700, upgrade of the 500, is a 7.1-megapixel camera with a 3X optical zoom lens and a very nice design indeed. Both cameras came with a novel "My Camera" set up that lets you fiddle about with the colour options, making red colours yellow, white faces tanned, and brown eyes green. PowerShots A510 (3.2-megapixel, 4X optical zoom) and A520 (4-megapixel, 4X optical zoom) were also on display.
The IXUS 50 is out April 2005 for £319, the IXUS 700 will be out in March 2005 for £399.
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