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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS and SX200 IS digital cameras

Canon launches the 12.1 Mp PowerShot SX200 IS - a new Super Zoom model in a compact body - with a wide-angle (28mm) 12x optical zoom lens. The camera can also shoot detailed movies HD (720p, 30fps) and has a a built-in HDMI connection for playback on HD televisions. The 10.0 megapixel Canon SX1 IS is now introduced in the US too, and what's more, it offers the recording of images in RAW format too. If you already own (in Europe) the PowerShot SX1 IS, you will be offered new firmware to upgrade your camera...

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All about the new Canon PowerShot SX200 IS digital cameraCanon PowerShot SX1 IS and SX200 IS Digital Cameras

The SX series cameras are designed for tech-savvy consumers looking for a little gusto in their camera with affordable high-power zoom performance. Packed with features sure to please, the new PowerShot SX1 IS and SX200 IS Digital Cameras offer an array of shooting options enabling the user to choose a product that is customized to fit their needs and enhance their overall shooting experience.

The Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera is a 10.0-Megapixel powerhouse incorporating a CMOS image sensor and 1080p Full HD Movie mode, both first-in-class features for a PowerShot camera, resulting in superb image quality and enhanced flexibility. Still images can be captured easily with a 20x wide-angle Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 28-560 mm) with Optical Image Stabilization and a 2.8-inch vari-angle wide-format LCD for great on-camera viewing and editing. What's more, this camera offers a full range of shooting and recording modes, including RAW + JPEG for ultimate creative control. While the camera is in Movie Mode, the PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera can easily play back video and view photos on an HDTV, via a built-in HDMI connector. With all these great features and now Full HD Movie Mode, the PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera is the perfect complement to a DSLR. The PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $599.99.

With a new sleek and sophisticated package, the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Digital Camera offers consumers a great compact camera with DSLR-like features. The PowerShot SX200 IS Digital Camera comes loaded with a powerful 12x Optical Zoom lens and wide-angle lens (28-336 mm equivalent), and Optical Image Stabilization. This long-range seeker can get up close to subjects or capture more in the frame. Available in three colors - black, blue and red - consumers can now choose to personalize their camera according to their lifestyle. High-resolution, 12.1-Megapixels, 720p HD Movie Mode and a large 3-inch LCD screen with wide-angle viewing round out the feature set. The PowerShot SX200 IS Digital Camera is scheduled to be available at the end of March for an estimated retail price of $349.99.

Additional information: All about the new Canon PowerShot SX200 IS digital camera
February 18, 2009
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