updated 09:10 am EDT, Tue August 26, 2008
Canon A and SX PowerShots
Along its professional-level EOS 50D, Canon has debuted three new PowerShot compact cameras. Foremost in the group is the SX110 IS, which has a 10x optical zoom lens, and a three-inch viewing LCD. Like the other new cameras it is bolstered by optical image stabilization, as a well as a DIGIC III image processor, which sports face and motion detection as well as automatic red-eye correction. Power comes from two AA batteries.
Whereas the SX110 is rated at nine megapixels, however, both the A1000 IS and A2000 IS are rated at 10. In exchange the A1000 scales back to 4x optical zoom, and a 2.5-inch LCD; the A2000 bridges the gap with 6x zoom and a three-inch LCD. The A-series cameras are due in September for $200 and $250, respectively, while the SX110 IS is expected by the end of this month for $300.