Canon keeps its foot on the gas with today’s launch of five new compact digital cameras, adding two to its IXUS range and three to its PowerShot range.
First up, the IXUS 980 IS features a whopping 14.7 megapixels coupled with 3.7x optical zoom. Full manual control is also offered.
The IXUS 870 IS offers a more modest 10 megapixels, with a 4x optical zoom, 28mm wide-angle lens.
The 980 comes with a 2.5″ PureColor LCD, while the 870 has a three inch LCD.
Both feature image stabilisation, Canon’s new DIGIC 4 processor that offers a range of features including face detection and image blur correction, and 30fps VGA movie mode.
Moving on to the PowerShots, Canon offers the G10, SX1 IS, and SX10 IS.
The G10 offers the same 14.7 megapixels as the IXUS 980 IS, coupled with a 5x optical zoom, wide-angle lens, three-inch “PureColor” LCD, the ability to take photos in RAW format, and 30fps VGA movies. There are 26 shooting modes and full manual mode.
The SX1 IS and SX10 IS are both 10 megapixel cameras offering a massive 20x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens. The SX1 can shoot 1080p HD footage at 30fps, while the SX10 handles 30fps VGA movies. The SX10 offers full manual control. The SX1 has a still image burst mode of 4fps. Both utilise Canon’s DIGIC 4 processing.
IXUS 870 IS – September 2008 – £269.99
IXUS 980 IS – September 2008 – £349.99
PowerShot G10 – October 2008 – £499.99
PowerShot SX1 IS – December 2008 – £519.99
PowerShot SX10 IS – October 2008 – £359.99