Canon Launches 10 New Compact Digicams

(Photo Review Australia)  February 21, 2006: Canon will release 10 new lens-integrated digital cameras in the next couple of months with new additions at all levels of its current range. Of greatest interest is the new PowerShot S3 IS (RRP $799), which weighs 405 grams and brings a 6-megapixel sensor to the popular image-stabilised, long-zoom range. Like other models in the line-up, the S3 IS [above] has an electronic viewfinder plus a vari-angle LCD monitor. With a 2.0-inch diagonal this display is larger than preceding models and easier to view. A new Widescreen shooting mode (which will also be introduced in all the new cameras except the entry-level models) allows users to take 16:9 aspect ratio shots for displaying on widescreen TV screens. This mode is similar to the ‘P’ mode on APS film cameras in cropping the top and bottom of the image to provide the wide view. Read more