Canon has chosen CES 2015 to announce seven consumer-level cameras and one new camcorder.
New PowerShot models announced at CES, from left: the SX530 HS, SX710 HS and SX610 HS. (Source: Canon.)
Three new models have been added to Canon’s standard PowerShot line-up, the PowerShot SX530 HS, PowerShot SX710 HS and PowerShot SX610 HS, all offering ‘super-zoom’ flexibility, Intelligent IS and integrated Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC. The PowerShot SX530 HS features a 50x optical zoom, supported by 100x ZoomPlus magnification in an SLR-like body design. The PowerShot SX710 HS has a 30x optical zoom in a pocketable body, while the even slimmer PowerShot SX610 HS sports a retracting 18x optical zoom lens. All three models include an Auto Zoom function, which helps to keep the subject in the frame by automatically detecting the number of people and adjusting the zoom level to determine the optimal size.
Canon’s new PowerShot N2 camera for capturing spontaneous snapshots and movies. (Source: Canon.)
The new PowerShot N2 has been brought up-to-date with a new touch-screen that tilts up through 180 degrees, activating the dedicated selfie mode. It features the same square design as the original N1 model but includes built in NFC and Wi-Fi and a range of artistic presets and filters. It also supports Full HD 30p/MP4 movie recording.
The new Ixus models, from left: Ixus 170, Ixus 165 and Ixus 160. (Source: Canon.)
Three new models are being added to the Ixus range of cameras, the Ixus 160, Ixus 165 and Ixus 170. Simple to use and compact enough to be pocketable, these cameras feature a 20.0 MP sensor for detailed stills and a Smart Auto function for point-and-press snapshots. The Ixus 170 boasts a 12x optical zoom, and the Ixus 160 and Ixus 165 featuring 8x optical zooms.
The Ixus 160 will be available end January 2015. All other cameras will be available by the end of February in retail stores across Australia. Prices will be set at dealers’ discretion.
The new Canon Legria HF R606 has an enhanced Baby Mode for parents who want to record their children’s development. (Source: Canon.)
Combining Canon’s Full HD video system with a high-quality DIGIC DV4 processor, the new Legria HF R606 camcorder comes with a 32x optical zoom lens with a 57x advanced zoom capability. It also features Canon’s Zoom Framing Assist function that keeps the subject in the centre of the frame. Intelligent IS automatically reduces camera shake, giving users confidence to zoom in on the action as it happens.
Canon’s Baby Mode includes a pre-record function that captures footage just before recording starts, which is ideal for recording baby’s first steps or blowing out birthday cake candles. Parents can register up to three children in the camera and track their growth over the years. Videos shot in Baby Mode are automatically saved to a dedicated album, with a file lock function to prevent accidental deletion. The HF R606 also offers animated designs for time stamping.
The Legria HF R606 camcorder will be available in retail stores across Australia from end February 2015. Prices will be set at dealers’ discretion. Details of the new products can be found at http://www.canon.com.au/en-AU/Personal/Products/Cameras-and-Accessories.