Canon has announced four new compact digital cameras in its PowerShot range, boasting high megapixel count, decent optical zoom, image stabilisation, and a range of other handy consumer-friendly technology.
PowerShot SX110 IS
The PowerShot SX110 IS (replacing last year’s SX100 IS) features a nine megapixel sensor (up from eight), 10x optical zoom with optical image stabiliser, and both easy and manual modes to cater for all levels of expertise.
The SX110 has a three-inch LCD screen with wide viewing angle, and can shoot 30fps VGA movies.
Other features that we’re starting to expect as standard include motion detection technology, high ISO mode, face detection, auto red-eye correction, and a large range of pre-set shooting modes (20, in fact).
Powered by AA batteries, which shouldn’t be a problem if you can find some decent rechargeable ones, it will be available from September priced £239.
PowerShot A1000 IS, A200 IS, E1
Two additions to Canon’s “A” range of PowerShot cameras, the A1000 and A2000 (replacing the A580 and A720) offer much of the functionality of the SX110. They up the megapixel count to ten, with the A1000 offering 4x optical zoom, and the A2000 6x.
The E1 also offers these functions, but Canon has been keen to point out that it’s been designed “by women for women”. This means “head-turning, feminine style” – or, to put it more simply, there’s a pink version, as well as white and blue.
Canon has also done a bizarre set of exclusive deals with retailers, so pay attention to find out where you can get these cameras come September.
The A1000 IS will cost £169, available anywhere, while the A2000 IS will only be available at Jessops, and the E1 only from Argos (prices unknown).