Canon unveils plenty of new PowerShot cameras

7 Feb 2012

The Canon PowerShot D20

Canon has revealed a huge new selection of PowerShot cameras, including the rugged PowerShot D20, the PowerShot SX260 HS, the PowerShot SX240 HS and six new cameras in the PowerShot A range.

Canon PowerShot D20

The ‘rugged’ PowerShot D20 has been designed to be waterproof to depths of 10m, shockproof from drops of up to 1.5m and to withstand temperatures down to -10C. Its active display technology lets users control some of the camera’s functions by tapping the camera body, making it easier to use when wearing gloves.

It’s equipped with a 12.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 4 image processor. It includes a 28mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom. It has a 3-inch, 460,000 dot LCD screen with 4:3 aspect ratio.

It also features the Intelligent IS, which analyses a scene and selects the optimum settings for the optical Image Stabiliser from seven different modes.

The Powershot D20 has an underwater macro mode for taking pictures under the sea, with enhanced underwater white balance accuracy which aims to capture natural colours.

It can shoot Full HD 1080p footage and can be connected to a TV using its HDMI connection.

The Canon PowerShot D20 is available from May costing €399.

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

The PowerShot SX260 HS and PowerShot SX240 HS both feature a 25mm wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens with a 4-stop optical Image Stabiliser. This can be boosted further to a 39x digital zoom with their DIGIC 5 processors.

They both include a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and the ability to shoot Full HD movies. They also have Intelligent IS, analysing scenes and selecting the optimum settings from seven different modes.

The difference between the two cameras is that the PowerShot SX260 HS includes built-in GPS, which tags each picture with the local time and location in which it was taken. The location is logged in the camera at regular intervals and features more than 48 hours of tracking in one charge. Journeys can be viewed on Google Maps or shared with others through apps such as Google Earth.

The Canon PowerShot SX240 HS, priced at €349, and the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, priced at €379, are both available from March.

Canon PowerShot A range

Canon PowerShot A range

Canon also unveiled six new cameras under its PowerShot A range – the PowerShot A810, the PowerShot A1300, the PowerShot A2300, the PowerShot A2400 IS, the PowerShot A3400 IS and the PowerShot A400 IS.

All six cameras feature 16-megapixel sensors and the ability to record 720p HD movies. Almost all of them have a 28mm wide-angle lens with a 5x optical zoom, apart from the PowerShot A400 IS which boosts this up to an 8x optical zoom.

The PowerShot A2400 IS, PowerShot A3400 IS and the PowerShot A400 IS all feature an optical image stabiliser with Intelligent IS technology, while the other three cameras feature a digital image stabiliser.

They also all include smart auto mode, which detects 32 different scenes.

All six cameras will be released from February to April, priced from €99 to €189.