Canon Announce 3 New Cameras!

Canon have just released details of three new digital cameras - the SX150, the latest in their range of PowerShot compacts,  in addition to two brand new IXUS compacts: the 1100 HS and the 230 HS. All three cameras are packed with a range of tweaks,  improvements and new features...

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

As part of their new compact camera lineup, Canon has released the SX150 IS - a replacement for the very popular SX130 IS model - which features a few key tweaks. They've bumped up the megapixel count to 14.1 and have included 11 new Scene Modes for easy pointing & shooting - perfect for families who want the simplicity of automated shooting with the flexibility to take control in full Manual mode when the time is right.

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS digital camera

Specifications

  • 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor (1/2.3)
  • 28-336mm f3.4-5.6 12x optical zoom lens with Image Stabilisation
  • 720p HD movie capability
  • 32 point and shoot scene modes
  • max 1600 ISO
  • 3" LCD screen with 230k pixel resolution
  • 113.3 x 73.2 x 45.8mm dimensions
  • weighs 306g
  • £199.00*

The SX150 IS also comes in red and silver

In Comparison: SX150 vs SX130

  SX150 SX130
Megapixels 14.1 12.0
Optical Zoom 12 12
ISO Max 1600 1600
HD Video Max 720p 720p
Scene Modes 32 21
Screen (pixels) 3.0" LCD 3.0" LCD
Weight 306g 308g

Canon IXUS 1100 HS

The next compact camera to get a refresh this season, is the IXUS 1100 HS. The new model boasts 12.1 megapixels and 12 x optical zoom (compared to the 10 megapixels and 10x optical zoom in its predecessor, the IXUS 1000 HS). On a purely aesthetic level, Canon have dropped the pink and brown shades found gracing last year's models and launched slick new red and black versions for 2011.

The Canon IXUS 1100 HS will also be available in silver, red and black

Specifications

  • 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor (1/2.3)
  • 28-336mm f3.4-5.9 12x optical zoom lens with Image Stabilisation
  • Full 1080p HD movie capability
  • 32 point and shoot scene modes
  • max 3200 ISO
  • 3.2" PureColor II Touch LCD screen with 460k pixel resolution
  • 99.0 x 58.9 x 21.9mm dimensions
  • weighs only 206g
  • £369.00*

In Comparison: 1100 HS vs 1000 HS

  IXUS 1100 HS IXUS 1000 HS
Megapixels 12.1 10.0
Optical Zoom 12 10
ISO Max 3200 3200
HD Video Max 1080p 1080p
Scene Modes 32 21
Screen (pixels) 3.2" LCD 3.0" LCD
Weight 206g 190g

Canon IXUS 230 HS

The third new compact to be released is the Canon IXUS 230 HS, a replacement for last year's IXUS 220 HS. Improvements to this lightweight camera include a big increase in focal length, now reaching to 224mm with its 8x optical zoom lens. The LCD screen gets a boost as well - a bump up to 3.2" in size (from the previous 3.0") and the resolution has doubled to a whopping 461k pixels.

The Canon IXUS 230 HS comes in 6 fun colours: Pink, Blue, Black, Silver, Green & Purple

Specifications

  • 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor (1/2.3)
  • 28-224mm f3.0-5.9 8x optical zoom lens with Image Stabilisation
  • Full 1080p HD movie capability
  • 32 scene modes
  • max 3200 ISO
  • 3.0"  LCD screen
  • 95.8 x 56.8 x 22.1mm dimensions
  • weighs only 140g
  • £229.00*

In Comparison: 230 HS vs 220 HS

  IXUS 230 HS IXUS 220 HS
Megapixels 12.1 12.1
Optical Zoom 8 5
ISO Max 3200 3200
HD Video Max 1080p 1080p
Scene Modes 32 32
Screen (pixels) 3.0" LCD 2.7" LCD
Weight 140g 141g

*as of August 2011, subject to change