Digital Cameras Guide
Canon Unveils Four Feature-packed Digital IXUS Compacts for a Richer Imaging Experience
Canon Singapore has launched four new digital compact cameras in the IXUS range - IXUS 255 HS, IXUS 140, IXUS 135 and IXUS 132.
The new IXUS 255 HS captures both stills and videos with its new Hybrid Auto mode that automatically records four seconds of HD video prior to the photo being captured. To counter blurry images, the Hybrid Auto mode incorporates Canon's Smart Auto which recognizes varied scenes for optimized exposure and Intelligent Stabilizer technologies to automatically identify the settings for optimal compensation, producing non-jerky video footage and crisp stills.The IXUS 255 HS easily snaps high-quality photos with its 12.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and a powerful DIGIC 5 imaging processor. With high ISO speeds of up to 6400, photos are sharp even in dimly-lit environments like restaurants and clubs.
At 20.6mm, the IXUS 140 is the world’s slimmest 8x long zoom digital compact camera. This makes the versatile camera extremely easy to slip into a pocket and is especially suitable for holidays and parties. Similarly, the IXUS 135 and IXUS 132 weigh a nifty 134g and 133g respectively, making them hassle-free to carry around.
All the new IXUS models are now equipped with Canon’s new ZoomPlus technology to capture the scenes which might be a distance away. Far superior to digital zoom, users can now use ZoomPlus to zoom beyond the optical limit of the lens without having to worry about compromising on image quality. The IXUS 255 HS uses a 10x optical zoom lens (24-240mm) while the IXUS 140, IXUS 135 and IXUS 132 each has an 8x optical zoom lens (28-224mm). Together with ZoomPlus, the zoom levels are expandable to 20x and 16x respectively.
The IXUS 255 HS, IXUS 140, IXUS 135 and IXUS 132 cameras come with a new Eco mode which allows users to shoot more photos at a single charge and also dedicate more power to sharing through Wi-Fi. This feature also automatically dims the LCD when it is inactive, increasing the battery life of the camera so that users can to shoot up to 30% more photographs.
Equipped with Wi-Fi capability, the IXUS 255 HS, IXUS 140 and IXUS 135, through the free Canon CameraWindow app (available for both iOS and Android), can upload photos and HD videos to popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Enhancements to Canon’s Wi-Fi interface makes it extremely easy to connect to wireless networks, mobile devices like smartphones, and the Canon Image Gateway (CiG) cloud service. Moreover, by linking the camera to a smartphone via the Canon CameraWindow app, photos and movies can be saved on both devices simultaneously, bringing more convenience to users.
Pricing and availability
The new IXUS cameras are available at all Canon authorised dealers at the following prices and colors:
|Model||Availability||Price in S$||Color(s) Available|
|IXUS 255 HS||Mid-March||369||Black, Silver, and Pink|
|IXUS 140||End-February||299||Silver, Pink, and Red|
|IXUS 132||Mid-March||199||Silver, Blue, and Pink|
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