Digital Cameras Guide

Back to School with Canon's New Cameras

Back to School with Canon's New Cameras


New IXUS and PowerShot Compact Cameras

New IXUS and PowerShot Compact Cameras 

Eight new compact digital cameras join the Canon family in its spring launch - three in the stylish IXUS range and five in the popular PowerShot series.

The highlights of the show have to be the IXUS 310 HS and the PowerShot SX 230 HS. Both are powerhouse models, focused on performance and quality, boasting features like Canon's HS (High-Sensitivity) System and full HD video recording. The PowerShot SX 230 also includes GPS.

The good-looking IXUS 310 HS is the follow-up to the IXUS 300 HS and it comes with a fast F2.0 wide aperture lens which lets you capture more light in low-light situations. Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes have been added to the IXUS 310 HS, giving the manual photographer more latitude for creative shooting with a compact camera body.

The PowerShot SX 230 HS comes with a 14x telephoto lens, which is the 35mm equivalent of 28mm to 392mm. With built-in GPS, the camera auto-tags the location information to the meta-data of the image, so you'll always know where you took them.

All the new eight compact cameras record full 1920 x 1080 HD video, with a new Movie Digest feature which gives you a one-click still and four-second movie recording which is captured before the still image.

Besides the two key models, the other new compact cameras include the PowerShot A3300 IS, A3200 IS, A2200, A1200, IXUS 220 HS and the IXUS 115 HS. All the models are launching in March, with the IXUS 310 HS and PowerShot SX 230 HS expected in late March.