Four New PowerShot Models Announced

Along with their new Rebel T2i, Canon has also released four new PowerShot point-n-shoots. These compact models offer high-end features, stuffed into their petite frames.

First in line is the SX210 IS, which replaces the SX200 from last year, and features 14-megapixels, a 14x zoom lens with true optical image stabilization, a 3.0-inch LCD screen, hidden pop-up flash unit, Eye-Fi card compatibility, and 720p HD video capture. All this for about $349.99US, and you have your choice of black, purple and gold. This one should be hitting shelves around March.


Next we have the SD3500. This is a powerful Digital ELPH model offering 14-megapixels, a 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD, 720p HD video recording, and an ultra-wide (24mm) 5x optical zoom with Canon's IS technology. This compact powerhouse will sell for an estimated retail price of $329.99US, and will be available in three colors later this month: pink, black, and silver.


For those who want the ultimate in portability, Canon is offering the SD1400 IS. What appears to be the successor to one of our favorite ultra-compacts (the PowerShot SD940 IS), the SD1400 packs a punch with 14-megapixels, a 28mm wide 4x optical zoom lens, and 720p HD video recording, all packed in a tiny metal body. This one is available in four colors (pink, orange, black and sliver), and should start shipping later this month for about $249.99US.


Lastly we have the SD1300 IS. Possibly one of the most affordable Digital ELPH models to date, the SD1300 boasts plenty of high-end features under that appealing price tag of only $199.99US. These include a 12-megapixel sensor, 2.7-inch PureColor LCD, a 28mm wide view 4x optical zoom, and IS technology. You can choose from five color options on this one: pink, silver, blue, green, and brown. Expect to see this one at dealers later this month.

For more information about these new compacts, please read Canon's press release.