Canon trots out four PowerShot ultra-compact cameras with full HD video capabilities

Canon trots out four PowerShot ultra-compact cameras with full HD video capabilities

Summary: Canon has expanded its trademark PowerShot point-and-shoot digital camera series with four new offerings, including the "world's thinnest Camera with 24mm equivalent lens."

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Canon has expanded its trademark PowerShot point-and-shoot digital camera series with four new offerings, including the "world's thinnest camera with 24mm equivalent lens."

All four pocket cameras sport Canon's signature HS system, comprised of Canon's DIGIC 4 image processor combined with a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor for better shooting in low-lighting situations. That means reducing noise and pixelation at high ISO levels, revealing more details in dark photos, etc.

Each new camera here today also has a 12.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, full 1080p HD video recording with dynamic image stabilizer and a Smart Auto function that automatically detects surrounding settings and chooses among 32 available different presets depending on the situation. That includes Toy Camera, Monochrome, and other fun effects.

That seems to be where the big similarities end. The PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is really the star of the show as the "world's thinnest 24mm wide-angle, 5x optical zoom model," but don't overlook the PowerShot SX230 HS, Canon's first GPS-equipped camera.

Here's a breakdown on the rest of the notable specs on this quartet of Canon ultra-compact cameras:

PowerShot SX230 HS

  • Wide-angle 28mm equivalent lens
  • 14x optical zoom
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3.0-inch LCD screen
  • External color options: Black, red and blue
  • Availability: End of March
  • MSRP: $349.99

ELPH 500 HS

  • Ultra-wide-angle 24mm equivalent, f/2.0 lens
  • 4.4x optical zoom
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3.2-inch wide, intuitive LCD touch screen
  • Exterior color options: Silver, brown and pink
  • Availability: End of March
  • MSRP:  $299.99

ELPH 300 HS

  • 5x optical zoom
  • Ultra-wide-angle 24mm equivalent lens
  • 2.7-inch LCD screen
  • Exterior color options: Red, black and silver
  • Availability: Mid-March
  • MSRP: $249.99

ELPH 100 HS

  • Wide-angle 28mm equivalent lens
  • 4x optical zoom
  • 3.0-inch LCD screen
  • Exterior color options: Blue, gray, pink, silver, and orange
  • Availability: Mid-March
  • MSRP: $199.99

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