Three new models will be added to Canon’s Ixus range of cameras this month: the Ixus 210 IS, Ixus 130 IS and Ixus 105 IS.


February 9, 2010: Three new models will be added to Canon’s Ixus range of cameras this month: the Ixus 210 IS, Ixus 130 IS and Ixus 105 IS.
All three models feature Canon’s TruCapture technology, which combines optical image stabilisation for clear, sharp shots with a DiG!C Colour Processor for true-to-life colours and Intelligent Auto that makes taking photos easy. These models are the first in the IXUS range to feature Canon’s new Intelligent Flash Exposure technology which automatically detects whether flash is required and adjusts the flash output, shutter speed, aperture and ISO speed accordingly. They also include a Low Light scene mode that automatically sets sensitivity between ISO 400 and ISO 6400 to ensure successful low-light shots.
New functions in the latest Ixus models include a Smart Shutter setting that acts like a sophisticated self-timer. It has three modes:
Smile Smart Shutter automatically shoots when it recognises that the subject is smiling;
Wink Self Timer activates the camera self timer by recognising a wink from the subject;
Face Self Timer detects when the photographer has joined the frame and two seconds later, the camera will shoot.
Two new scene pre-sets have also been added: a ‘miniature effect’ that applies blur to background and foreground areas and a ‘fish-eye effect’ that replicates fish-eye distortion. All models are compatible with the latest SDXC memory cards.
At only 17.8 mm thick, the 14.1-megapixel Ixus 130 IS is the slimmest Ixus with a wide angle lens to date. Covering focal lengths equivalent to 28-112mm in 35mm format, it provides versatility for shooting portraits and scenes. Available in silver, black and pink, this model supports HD movie recording at 1280 x 720 pixels and comes with an HDMI connector. Images and movies can be shared on a new Pure Color LCD II G screen. A Canon-first, this screen is made from reinforced glass and incorporates a polarising plate to reduce screen reflection.


Front and rear views of the slim and stylish Ixus 130 IS, presented in bright pink. (Source: Canon.)
Canon is also offering a new slimline waterproof case for the Ixus 130 IS that is 40% smaller than its predecessors. Waterproof at depths up to 40 metres, the WP-DC37 is ideal for diving, snorkelling and skiing. The camera automatically detects when it has been placed in the waterproof casing and makes the appropriate scene modes available.
Also offering 14.1-megapixel resolution, the Ixus 210 IS features a 24mm (35mm equivalent) wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom plus a 3.5-inch interactive LCD touch screen. Users can browse menu options, review photos and select the subject they want to focus on with Touch Auto Focus. The screen can also be personalised, with facilities for moving buttons to suit user preferences. Available in black, silver and pink, the Ixus 210 IS supports the new Smart Shutter and creative scene modes.


Front and rear views of the new Ixus 210 IS, which replaces the Ixus 200 IS and provides improved touch screen functionality. (Source: Canon.)


Front and rear views of the entry level Ixus 105 IS. (Source: Canon.)
At entry-level, the Ixus 105 IS features a 12.1-megapixel sensor and 28mm wide angle lens with 4x optical zoom lens. It sports a 2.7-inch LCD monitor and provides Intelligent Auto and Intelligent Flash Exposure functions. It will be offered in pink, green, silver and chocolate brown. RRPs for these new models have still to be determined. For more information, phone Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit