on Thursday introduced three new point-and-shoot style digital cameras — the PowerShot A710 IS, A640 and A630. All of them are coming in October, for $399.99, $399.99 and $299.99 respectively.
All of the new cameras feature Canon’s AiAF “Smart” autofocus system” and can record VGA movies with sound at 30 frames per second for up to 36 minutes per clip using an optional 4GB SDHC memory card. They all feature 2.5-inch LCD screens, Digital Imaging Integrated Circuit (DIGIC) II image processor, Print/Share button and more. They also come with USB cable, audio/video cable, wrist strap, 16MB MultiMediaCard, and as the “A” series denotes, AA-size alkaline batteries, and software.
The PowerShot A710 IS has a 7.1 megapixel sensor with 2.5 inch LCD screen, optical viewfinder and 6x optical zoom lens. The IS denotes Canon’s Image Stabilizer technology. Optional accessories include a high-power flash, underwater housing, conversion lens adapter and lens options and more.
The PowerShot A640 includes a 10.0 megapixel CCD, while the A630 uses an 8.0 megapixel sensor. Both cameras feature a 4x optical zoom lens.
Canon’s Web site had not been updated with information about the new PowerShot models as
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