August 25, 2006

Canon announces 4 new digital cameras

Yesterday, Canon announced 4 new digital cameras. One DSLR and three fixed lens compact cameras. The new 10.1MP Digital Rebel XTi or EOS 400D, the 8MP PowerShot A630, the 10MP PowerShot A640 and the PowerShot A710 IS.

EOS 400D:

Canon's new EOS 400D, which has "leaked out" to the public a few days ago, is now confirmed by Canon. It features a 10.5 megapixel CMOS sensor(which produces 10.1 megapixels), self cleaning sensor with ultrasonic vibrations, EF-S lens compatibility, Digic II processor, anti-static sensor and a 2.5 inch LCD screen.

Canon's Digital Rebel XTi, is nearly identical to the Digital Rebel XT(350D). From the front it's pretty hard to tell them apart. But, Canon decided to get rid of the control LCD and use the main LCD for control information, thus giving more room for the main LCD. It can shoot at ISO 1600 just like the Digital Rebel XT. The Digital Rebel XT is 8.0 megapixels, so there is a 2 megapixel jump from the last generation.

PowerShot A630:

The PowerShot A630, the successor to the PowerShot A610(which only had five million) pixels has an 8.0 megapixel sensor, a 4x zoom, the ability to shoot at ISO 800, a 2.5 inch vari-angle LCD and a 1cm macro focusing feature. It's big brother is the A640.

PowerShot A640:

The PowerShot A640 is the super duper(resolution wise) PowerShot A-series digital camera. It features an incredible 10.0 megapixel sensor(wow). It is the successor to the largely popular PowerShot A620, which I recently bought(I should have waited). It is mainly the same as it's predecessor, except it's black, goes to ISO 800, has a 2.5 inch LCD and is 10 megapixel. It's little bro is the A630, which is pretty much the same except for the colour and the resolution.

PowerShot A710 IS:

The successor to the A700. The PowerShot A710 IS is a 7.1 megapixel digital camera with optical image stabilization. (more info to come; I'm a little busy now)

Overall Canon has made a big leap over the compotition. But let's just wait to see Fuji's Photokina cameras!


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