Canon rolls out new digital cameras, printer

Canon has taken the wraps off new consumer digital cameras, include two new Digital ELPH models, the PowerShot TX1 and two new PowerShot models. It's also introduced a new portable photo printer.

The PowerShot A560 and A570 IS both feature 4x optical zoom, 7.1 megapixel resolution and 2.5-inch LCDs. Other features include face detection auto focus, red-eye correction and noise reduction in low light settings. The A570 IS also features optical image stabilization. Both cameras use MMC, SD and SDHC memory cards, communicate with a Mac or PC using USB, and are powered using AA alkaline batteries. They’re coming in March, for $229.99 and $279.99 respectively.

The PowerShot TX1 is a combination digital still camera and camcorder. It features a 7.1 megapixel sensor and 10x optical zoom lens. Designed to be used vertically like a camcorder when it’s recording a movie, the camera’s viewfinder unfolds using a hinge and swivels. The TX1 also records 30 frame per second (FPS) 720p widescreen video — a component video output terminal lets you send video directly to HDTVs. The camera records video and digital images to SD and SDHC memory cards, as well as MMC and MMCplus cards. It includes a lithium ion rechargeable battery, 32MB card and cables. It’s coming in March for $499.99.

The newest 7.1 megapixel Digital Elph models in Canon’s lineup include the SD750 and SD1000. The SD750 features a “Touch Control” dial that lets you access operations like mode selection, ISO peed and more. It comes with a three-inch screen. Coming in March, it costs $349.99. The SD1000 features a 2.5-inch display, optical viewfinder and a more traditional function setting button. It costs $299.99 and will also be available in March.

Canon also introduced the Pixma iP90v, a new portable photo printer that costs $249.99. The new printer is designed for mobile professionals and home users looking for a photo printer that’s easy to take on the road. The inkjet printer outputs at up to 4800 x 1200 dots per inch and can print up to 8.5 x 11 inch prints. Borderless 4x6-inch prints output in about 81 seconds. It’s PictBridge-compatible, and an optional Bluetooth unit lets it print wirelessly. It also features a built-in IrDA port. The optional $99.99 Portable Kit includes a Lithium Ion battery so you don’t need to plug in the printer when you’re using it. Mac and Windows software is included.

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