Stand by for an afternoon of Canon camera announcements. First up is the news that Canon has upgraded its range of PowerShot compact digital cameras with some new models.
First up is the PowerShot G11, predictably superseding the PowerShot G10, offering a 10 megapixel image sensor, 5x optical zoom, DIGIC 4 image processing for improved low-light image capture and reduced noise, Intelligent Contrast Correction, and a 2.8-inch vari-angle PureColor II VA LCD screen.
The PowerShot S90 also features Canon’s Dual Anti-Noise System, a 10-megapixel sensor and the DIGIC 4 image processor. It also features a wide aperture f/2.0 wide-angle lens which allows for faster shutter speeds, reducing blur or achieving shallower a depth of field.
The camera has an intuitive lens control ring that allows various settings to be controlled by twisting the selector at the base of the lens barrel, and it can be assigned a range of functions from zooming, shutter, aperture, focus and exposure compensation, menu scrolling, and even ageing the shot using the new Nostalgic Mode.
Finally the PowerShot SX20 IS (succeeding the SX10 IS) features a 20x wide angle optical zoom, 720p HD video, 12.1-megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processing.
As you’d expect, all PowerShot cameras feature a range of functions designed to make taking photos easier, including image stabilisation, smile/face detection, and so on.
A great new set of compacts from Canon, pricing and exact availability will vary from region to region.