PMA, which is America's largest camera show, is scheduled to start this month in California, and it's safe to say that a handful of new Canons
will be there. Today, the camera outfit introduced its newest consumer-level DSLR, the Digital Rebel T2i. The DSLR has features that have been previously unavailable at these price points, including an 18MP CMOS sensor, Full HD video recording and selectable frame rates of up to 30fps.
The ISO ranges from 100 to 6400 (with a boost level to 12800) and there's also a 63-zone Dual Layer Metering System, and Canon's DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor. Canon is still maintaining their lead over Nikon in the video department with this one's ability to shoot at 1920x1080 and give consumers the option to select their preferred frame rate.
You'll also get an HDMI output, an expanded ± 5 EV exposure compensation range and a price of $799.99 without a lens. It will ship this March in a kit version as well for $100, which gets you an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens.
If you're not exactly in the market for a DSLR, Canon is also introducing four new PowerShot point and shoot cameras: PowerShot SX210 IS, PowerShot SD3500 IS, PowerShot SD1400 IS and PowerShot SD1300 IS. Details and pricing on these guys are listed below.
Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Digital Camera:
The Canon PowerShot
SX210 IS is designed for the photographer seeking HD video and
brilliant image quality in a stylish, compact camera. Featuring a 28mm
wide-angle lens with 14x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilization,
the PowerShot SX210 IS allows users to capture dramatic close-ups or
broad landscapes with ease, while the 14.1-Megapixel resolution ensures
stunning image quality. Available in three bold color variations,
black, purple and gold, additional features include a 3.0-inch wide LCD
screen for improved visibility and glare reduction with enhanced
Control Dial with Hints and Tips. For shooting video, the PowerShot
SX210 IS has the ability to zoom optically, shoot in stereo sound and
has Dynamic Mode Image Stabilization for improved image clarity. Users
embracing the freedom of wireless data transfer can connect directly to
PCs through Eye-Fi memory cards1. The PowerShot SX210 IS is scheduled to be available in late March for an estimated retail price of $349.99.
Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Digital Camera:
Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS represents a significant milestone in the
evolution of the ELPH series through the combination of superior image
capture functionality and Canon's touch screen technology. The camera's
large 3.5-inch wide LCD touch screen enables intuitive operation as
users can customize their photo settings by simply dragging icons to
their preferred on-screen location, then utilizing "tap" operations to
switch between images during playback. A 24mm ultra-wide angle lens
with 5x Optical Zoom gets more in your shot, like that family vacation
at the Grand Canyon or the Empire State Building while Optical Image
Stabilization ensure blur free images at full telephoto. The
14.1-Megapixel resolution delivers stunning images and the HD quality
video further adds to the overall allure of this new PowerShot Digital
camera. Available in three elegant color variations, black, silver and
pink, the PowerShot SD3500 IS is also compatible with Eye-Fi memory
cards for wireless transfer of video and photo files to PCs1. The PowerShot SD3500 IS is scheduled to be available in late February for an estimated retail price of $329.99.
Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital Camera:
Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS is the ideal choice for the on-the-go,
spontaneous photographer seeking outstanding performance in a
super-slim camera. Measuring less than one inch in thickness, the sleek
PowerShot SD1400 IS features a 28mm wide-angle lens with 4x Optical
Zoom lens and Optical Image Stabilization and 14.1-Megapixel resolution
for outstanding photo and HD video quality. Available in four vibrant
color variations, pink, orange, silver and black, the PowerShot SD1400
IS is scheduled to be available in late February for an estimated
retail price of $249.99.
Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital Camera:
Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS delivers outstanding value for the consumer
seeking a stylish, highly functional digital camera. The PowerShot
SD1300 IS features a 28mm wide angle lens with 4x Optical Zoom lens and
Optical Image Stabilization, 12.1-Megapixel resolution, and enlarged
2.7 -inch PureColor System LCD screen offering superior visibility.
Available in five color variations, silver, pink, green, blue and
brown, the PowerShot SD1300 IS is scheduled to be available in late
February for an estimated retail price of $199.99.
For more information about the new Canon PowerShot cameras go to www.usa.canon.com/powershot.