Canon reveals the PowerShot octet & the three musketeers at CES, Photofair 2011

By Vinod Yalburgi Published Date
06 - Jan - 2011
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06 - Jan - 2011
Canon reveals the PowerShot octet & the three musketeers at CES,...

Canon's CES 2011 seems to be in sync with the Photofair 2011, contributing to the grand pre-release announcement of PowerShot octet in unison. While the CES 2011 saw some surprises up its sleeve, the Photofair 2011 (ongoing at Pragati Maidan, Delhi) does not seem far behind in this mad race for the market share. Canon has made it doubly sure, by offering some innovative and technologically advanced features at the Photofair 2011; such as the HS system (Hyper-sensitivity sensor) and the Digic 4 image processor for that super-fine image clarity & low sensor noise. Let's take a sneak peek at some of the interesting compact digital cameras that were unveiled on this occasion.

CES 2011 - PowerShot quartet & the odd Mr. X

Canon's CES 2011 PowerShot quartet includes: A800, A1200, A2200 and A3300 IS. Venturing into the sub $100 domain, the A800 makes an impact with the 10 megapixel sensor, VGA video with blur reduction, and a 2.5-inch LCD. We could not have asked for a better bargain at a selling price of $89.

[RELATED_ARTICLE]The PowerShot A1200 inherits the hardware specifications from its elder sibling the A2200, with the exception of dropping the sensor to 12.1 megapixel and removing the discrete mode that acts as a silencer to shoot more quietly. It also includes a tiny optical view finder for the geeks. Moving up the hierarchy, the $139 A2200 dazzles with the creative filters, 720p HD video, and discrete mode along with a 14 megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom, and a 2.7-inch LCD. Finally, the big brother - $179 A3300 IS outsmarts its siblings with a 16 megapixel sensor, 720p HD video, 5x optical zoom, a 3-inch LCD, an array of creative filters including "toy camera" & monochrome, and the discrete mode.

Canon VIXIA HF G10

Well, if you were wondering about the odd Mr. X, we are talking about the muscular flagship camcorder - the VIXIA HF G10 making headlines with the HD CMOS sensor and manual focus. Its key specifications include: approximately 2 Megapixel (i.e. 1920 x 1080 resolution) HD CMOS sensor, a 10x optical zoom, manual focus ring, 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD, 32GB internal memory, dual SDXC slots, cinema filters. It is expected to hit the stands at a steep price of $1499 in March 2011.

Check out the new Canon models introduced at Photofair 2011, on the next page.



Photofair 2011 - PowerShot quartet & the three musketeers

Canon's Photofair 2011 revealed the second PowerShot quartet - PowerShot G12, PowerShot S95, Powershot SX130 IS, PowerShot SX30 IS and the three musketeers - IXUS 300 HS, IXUS 1000 HS & the big brother - EOS 60D. It is good to note that, apart from EOS 60D being a DSLR, all the other new models revealed at the fair were compact digital cameras. 

PowerShot G12 - Rs. 31, 995
  • High-sensitivity 10 Megapixel CCD sensor
  • 28mm wide-angle, 5x zoom lens with hybrid IS technology
  • 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD
  • Electronic level, OVF (optical view finder)
  • Front dial, full manual & RAW
  • HD movie recording & sharing via HDMI interface
  • Smart Auto (28 scenes)
  • High Dynamic Range Mode
  • Bundles with free 4GB SD card & carry case

PowerShot S95 - Rs. 26,995

  • High-sensitivity 10MP CCD sensor plus Digic 4 image processor
  • 3.8X optical zoom plus 28mm wide-angle lens with hybrid IS
  • Stereo sound HD movies
  • 2.9-inch PCIIG LCD
  • Tracking AF (auto focus)
  • High Dynamic Range Mode
  • RAW shooting
  • Free 4GB SD card plus carry case

PowerShot SX130 IS - Rs. 14,995

  • 12.1MP CCD sensor
  • 3-inch LCD display
  • 28mm wide-angle lens with IS
  • Smart Auto (28 scenes)
  • HD movies with optical zoom
  • Smart Shutter with Wink Self-Timer
  • Miniature Effect Movie
  • i-Contrast (intelligent contrast correction)
  • Free 4GB SD card plus carry case

PowerShot SX30 IS - Rs. 28,995

  • 14.1MP CCD sensor
  • 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD with EVF
  • Optical Image Stabilizer (4.5-stop), USM, VCM
  • HD movie recording & sharing via HDMI interface
  • Manual modes, Low Light mode & Miniature Effect Movie
  • Zoom Framing Assist
  • Servo AF/AE
  • Free 4GB SD card and carry case

IXUS 300 HS - Rs. 24,995

  • 10MP CMOS HS system
  • 3.8x zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • f2.0 Bright Lens
  • 28mm wide-angle lens
  • 3-inch Pure Color II G LCD (461k dots)
  • Smart Auto
  • Smart Shutter Mode
  • Fish Eye, Miniature Effect
  • 3.7fps Continuous Shooting
  • 8.4fps High Speed Burst Shooting
  • HD movie recording
  • Free 4GB SD card & carry case

IXUS 1000 HS - Rs. 25,995

  • 10MP CMOS HS system
  • 10x optical zoom with IS
  • Compact, stylish metal body
  • 28mm wide-angle lens
  • 3-inch Pure Color II G LCD
  • Full HD movie recording with dynamic IS
  • Smart Auto and Smart FE
  • Wink Self-Timer
  • Shooting modes: Best Image Selection
  • Free 4GB SD card & carry case

EOS 60D - Rs. 77,195

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3-inch vari-angle, 3:2 ratio LCD
  • Full HD(1080p) movie recording with manual control
  • ISO 100-6400, H:12800
  • 5.3fps shooting up to 58 JPEGs
  • 9-point Cross-Type AF system
  • Integrated speedlite transmitter
  • In-camera RAW processing
  • Free 4GB SD card & carry case
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