February 18, 2009: Canon has today released details of a suite of new Ixus and PowerShot digicams that will go on sale in Australia between March and May.
Leading the line-up is Canon’s first waterproof model, the PowerShot D10, which is can withstand immersion up to 10 metres and is shockproof to 1.22 metres and freeze-proof to -10 degrees Celsius. The D10 features large button controls for ease of use with gloved hands. It sports a 6.16 x 4.62 mm, 12.1-megapixel CCD sensor and 3x optical zoom lens (35-105mm equivalent) with optical image stabilisation. Images are composed with the 2.5-inch Pure Colour II, 230,000 dot LCD screen and the D10 comes with Canon’s DiG!C 4 image processor with Intelligent Auto.
The new PowerShot D10 is waterproof to 10 metres.
Back view of the PowerShot D10 showing the large LCD screen and over-sized button controls.
This function combines a new Scene Detection technology with Canon’s Face Detection, Noise Reduction and Motion Detection to ensure sharp, correctly-exposed pictures. The body of the D10 is moulded to provide a secure grip. Optional accessories include replaceable front panels in orange, grey or camouflage colours, a soft, wetsuit-material carry case and neck and cabin hook straps. The D10 will be available in May.
The PowerShot SX200 IS is the latest addition to Canon’s super-zoom models. Positioned between the SX10 IS and SX110 IS, it features a 6.16 x 4.62 mm, 12.1-megapixel CCD sensor and wide-angle (28mm equivalent) 12x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation. Ideal for travellers, the SX200 IS features the same Intelligent Auto technology as the D10 plus a new Blink Detection function that identifies when subjects blink and warns the photographer to re-take the shot.
Front view of the new PowerShot SX200 IS showing the updated styling and extended-range zoom lens.
Angled view of the SX200 IS showing the large LCD monitor and top panel mode dial.
Shooting modes include P, Av, Tv and M settings plus an Easy (point-and-shoot) mode and 16 scene pre-sets. Shutter speeds range from 15 to 1/3200 second. The SX200 IS also supports HD video recording at 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, using the H.264 codec as well as VGA and QVGA video at 30 fps. Linear PCM monaural sound recording is supported. Shooting, playback and image verification are made easy with the 3-inch. 230,000 dot LCD screen. The SX200 IS is due for release in April.
The new Ixus 990 IS.
Four new models will be added to the Ixus line-up. Top of the line is the Ixus 990 IS, which sports a 6.16 x 4.62 mm, 12.1-megapixel CCD sensor and 5x optical zoom lens (37-185mm equivalent) with optical image stabilisation. It also boasts a 3-inch, high-resolution (461,000 dots) Pure Colour LCD II LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle and can record HD video at 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
Colour options for the Ixus 110 IS.
Rear view of the Ixus 110 IS showing the simple controls.
The Ixus 110 IS is offered in four pastel colours (silver, blue, gold and pink). It combines a 28mm wide angle lens with 4x optical zoom and optical image stabilisation with the same 12.1-megapixel sensor as the other new models. The 2.8 inch LCD screen makes it easy to capture images and movies. Featuring Canon’s DiG!C 4 image processor with Intelligent Auto, this model can record High Definition video clips at 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, ready for viewing on widescreen televisions via the HDMI output.
Colour options for the slim Ixus 100 IS.
Rear view of the silver model, showing the control layout.
Available in four striking colours (silver, black, red and gold), the Ixus 100 IS is the slimmest Ixus to date. It has the same 12.1-megapixel sensor as the other new models plus a 3x optical zoom lens (33-100mm equivalent) with optical stabilisation plus a 2.5-inch, 230,000 dot Pure Colour LCD II LCD monitor.
The Ixus 95 IS will be available in five fashionable (and funky) colours.
At the entry level, the Ixus 95 IS replaces the Ixus 85 IS and has a 10.1-megapixel, 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor. The 2.5-inch, 230,000 dot Pure Colour LCD II LCD monitor is complemented by a real-image zoom viewfinder. Features include Canon’s DiG!C 4 image processor with Intelligent Auto, Intelligent Contrast Correction and Motion Detection technology plus Face Detect and Select, Face Detect self-timer and in-camera red-eye correction.
The Ixus 990 IS is scheduled for release in April, while the other models are due to go on sale next month. For full product and stockist details, phone Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit www.canon.com.au.