Canon unveils two new IXUS cameras


10 Jan 2012

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The Canon IXUS 550 HS

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After showing its new PowerShot cameras, Canon revealed the next in its compact IXUS range – the IXUS 550 HS and the IXUS 125 HS.

Canon IXUS 550 HS

The Canon IXUS 550 HS offers a wide-angle 12x optical zoom in a 19.2mm body. It also includes ZoomPlus technology, which lets users zoom up to 21x magnification, producing a sharper image than normal digital zooms.

It features a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 5 processor, allowing the camera to produce high-quality images in difficult lighting conditions.

The camera has a 3-inch PureColor II G LCD screen. It can shoot full HD (1080p) video with the optical zoom and can record sound in stereo.

Similar to Canon’s new PowerShot range, the Canon IXUS 500 HS includes Smart Auto, which can detect 58 different scenes and apply the correct settings to each. It also has the new Face ID mode to determine the age of the user and tag them to help the user find them faster.

The Canon IXUS 500 HS will be available from early March priced at €349.

Canon IXUS 125 HS

Canon IXUS 125 HS

The Canon IXUS 125 HS has a 16.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 5 processor. It has a 5x optical zoom, which can be extended to 10x with its ZoomPlus technology.

It also has Smart Auto mode, which can detect up to 58 scenes and Face ID. It shoots full HD (1080p) movies and has a 3-inch PureColor II G LCD screen.

The Canon IXUS 125 HS will be available from late February, costing €259.