Canon has unveiled new cameras and equipment from many of its lines, including expansions of its IXUS, PowerShot and its Digital SLR EOS range.
Both the Canon EOS 600 and the Canon EOS 1100D are designed as entry-level digital SLR cameras, available on their own or with a variety of lenses.
The EOS 600D is at the top end of the spectrum, offering an 18-megapixel sensor, fast DIGIC 4-image processing and full HD video-capturing capabilities.
It has a 3-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen, letting users adjust the angle of the camera, and a 9-point Auto Focus System to ensure that the subject is always in focus.
The camera also has a feature guide to show those who are new to photography a tour of the camera modes and settings. It also has Scene Intelligent Auto mode for simple shots.
The Canon EOS 600D is available from early April 2011 from €819 to €1,149.00, depending on the lens kit the buyer chooses to go with the camera.
Also revealed was the Canon EOS 1100D, described by Canon as the beginner’s ideal EOS. This device aims to combine a high-performance camera with ease of use.
It’s a 12.2-megapixel camera with the same iFCL metering system developed for the EOS 7D. This is linked to the 9-point Auto Focus System for an in focus and well-exposed image. It also offers 720p HD video capture.
The camera has a variety of modes to make the operation of the device much simpler. Basic+ and Creative Auto modes remove technical terms and use plain language to describe settings and their effects on an image.
Users can also apply different atmospheres on a scene or make images brighter, darker or blur the background.
The Canon EOS 1100D is available from early April 2011, priced from €499 to €549, depending on the lens kit the buyer chooses to go with the camera.
PowerShot and IXUS range
New cameras to the PowerShot range include the PowerShot SX230 HS, with a 14x optical zoom, and the PowerShot SX220 HS. Both feature GPS tagging and logging functionality.
New IXUS cameras include the IXUS 310 HS, with an enhanced touch interface and ultra wide-angle 24mm lens. There is also the IXUS 220 HS with the same lens, with a 5x optical zoom and a slim design, and an entry-level IXUS 115 HS.
All the cameras from both ranges offer a 12-megapixel sensor with DIGIC 4 processing.
They all also offer creative filters, full HD movies recording, Smart Auto mode to achieve high-quality results easily, and manual modes for more experienced camera users.
The IXUS 310 HS is available from early March 2011 for €359, the IXUS 220 HS is available from mid-February for €239 and the IXUS 115 HS is available from early February 2011 for €219.
The PowerShot SX230 HS and PowerShot SX220 HS have no confirmed prices yet. They are available from mid-March 2011.