Canon Announces Two New Rebels, Four New Powershots

Details on both the T3i and the T3 dSLR cameras were released by Canon today.  Replacing the Canon T2i, the EOS Digital Rebel T3i is the first camera in the Rebel series to include a variable angle 3.0 inch LCD screen, offering the consumer the ability to adjust the angle of the screen based on their position.  It also offers a 18-Megapixel sensor and full 1080p HD resolution for video at 24p, 25p and 30p.  It's rolling out to stores in early March for a suggested MSRP of $799.99 (body only).  More details can be found here in our full preview.    

While the T3i is likely directed at the professional, the T3 is aimed at consumers looking for their first dSLR.  The  EOS Digital Rebel T3 has a 12.2-Megapixel image sensor, 720p HD video recording and can capture up to 3 frames per second.  Rather than a body only model, it's going to be packaged with the EF-S 18-55mm lens and retail for $599.99.  More details can be found here in our full preview.

GPS capabilities seem to continue rolling out from all the camera companies.  Canon is no exception with the roll out of the Powershot SX230 HS digital camera.  It uses a GPS receiver to track your location and give you an idea of where you took shots on your most recent trip.  The camera comes with a 12.1-Megapixel image sensor and a 14x optical zoom.  It will retail for $349.99 in late March. More details can be found here in our full preview.

Rounding out today's releases, there are three new ELPH models; the 100 HS, 300 HS and 500 HS.  The new HS system (in all the models) allows for better low-light picture quality without having to use the flash.  The top of the line model (500 HS) sports a 3.2 inch touchscreen and the 300 HS is quite slim for a 5x optical zoom camera.  All of the cameras shoot in 1080p HD resolution for video and they will be available in a variety of colors in March 2011.  More details can be found here in our full preview of the 100 HS, 300 HS and 500 HS.