Canon U.S.A. Inc. has announced a new digital ELPH camera and new dye-sub printer models.
The new PowerShot SD100 3.2 megapixel camera is approximately 15 percent smaller in volume and 8 percent lighter than the current PowerShot S230 model (previously the most petite in Canon’s digital camera line). Mac OS X compatible (version 10.1.5 and higher), it’s the first Canon digital camera to exclusively record all images to a Secure Digital (SD) Memory card. Sporting a new waterproof housing, you can take pictures up to 130 feet underwater with the SD100.
The camera offers the same features and functions as the S230 including Canon’s exclusive DIGIC Image Processor, which provides, among other things, the ability to capture up to three minutes of video at resolutions up to 640 x 480 pixels. The SD100 uses iSAPS technology to enhance the speed and performance of its autofocus, auto exposure, and auto white balance functions, according to Canon. It has a 9-point AiAF autofocus system.
In addition to the SD1003, Canon is announcing two new dye-sublimation printers that are approximately 40 percent smaller and 13 percent lighter than current models in the line. The Canon Card Photo Printer CP-200/CP-300 dye-sub printers let you print color prints directly from any current model PowerShot camera via a USB cable.
They can print different sized prints from miniature stickers to wallets to postcard size (4 x 6 inches). Both printers are compatible with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) to facilitate batch printing, e-mail transfers, and print ordering through online photo labs. Also, the CP-300 is designed for portability thanks to an optional battery pack.
Pricing and availability of the PowerShot SD100, CP-200 and CP-300 printers will be announced at a later date.