Canon adds A710IS, A640 and A630 cameras to the PowerShot range

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More new models from Canon. Hot on the heels on the launch of the EOS 400D comes three more family-friendly cameras in the shape of the PowerShot A710IS, A640 and A630.

The 7.1 megapixel PowerShot A710IS features a 2.5-inch LCD screen with wide viewing angle, along with 6x optical zoom. The company has also added Optical Image Stabilization technology to its A Series, which should reduce blurring and counteract that shaky hand we all occasionally suffer from. There’s also ISO 800 and High ISO Auto mode for improved flash-free shooting in low light or when indoors.

There’s also 20 shooting modes, plus five movie mode settings including VGA quality movies at 30fps and QVGA at 60fps. Available from September, price is to be confirmed.

The PowerShot A640 is a 10 megapixel model, while the A630 is an 8 megapixel, apart from that, therer’s little to choose between the two. Both are upgrades from the existing A620 and A610 respectively, featuring a rotating 2.5-inch vari-angle LCD, 4x optical zoom lens, ISO 800 for shooting in poor light (and flash-free indoors), as well as 25 shooting modes and VGA movies with sound at 30 fps. A Second Curtain Sync function on both cameras alows you to do some creative flash exposures, such as light trails, if you’re so inclined, whilst artistic photo effects can be applied with the camera during and after shooting with My Colours.

The PowerShot A640 will be priced around £480, while the PowerShot A630 should retails for around £390. Both should hit the stores next month.

Canon website

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Dave Walker