Slim, stylish, point-and-shoot simplicity – Canon unveils new IXUS and PowerShot A-series models
Today, Canon adds a collection of new stylish and slim models to its renowned compact digital camera range, with two Wi-Fi zoom IXUS cameras and a new PowerShot model.
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Designed to make it easier for users to share their images or video clips with friends, family and followers, the IXUS 255 HS and IXUS 135 are the latest additions to Canon’s expanding range of Wi-Fi enabled cameras. Easy connectivity to smartphones and tablets allows uploading to popular social networks, whilst GPS via mobile functionality means users can track their nights out and holidays by tagging location data.
Powerful imaging throughout the range
From entry-level through to advanced models, Canon’s entire compact camera range is designed to make it easy to capture high quality images and video that users will want to share. The 16 Megapixel sensors of the IXUS 135 and PowerShot A2500 combine with Canon’s DiG!C 4 image processor to produce poster-size images with minimal noise and natural colours – perfect for family events, holidays or simply capturing the everyday. The IXUS 255 HS features Canon’s advanced HS SYSTEM, with a 12.1MP CMOS sensor and DiG!C 5 processor, which allow this model to excel in low-light situations, capturing sunsets, evening events or nights out with friends easily, with a reduced need for the flash.
Canon’s extensive heritage in optical engineering is central to the superior performance and compactness of these new models. The ultra wide-angle 24mm, 10x optical zoom of the IXUS 255 HS allows users to get close to the action and capture every detail, and the IXUS 135 packs a 28mm, 8x optical zoom. Advanced optical Image Stabilizer technology with Intelligent IS selects from seven different modes to combat camera shake and ensure video is smooth and stills are crisp – even in challenging shooting conditions. The PowerShot A2500 has a versatile 28mm, 5x optical zoom in an attractive and economical body. Each new model also features ZoomPlus technology, a high quality digital zoom that up to doubles the reach of the lens while maintaining image detail.
Express your creativity
All three new cameras have been designed to make it easier than ever to shoot high-quality, creative images and HD video footage. The IXUS 135 and PowerShot A2500 feature Smart Auto, which detects up to 32 different scenes and applies the most appropriate settings to capture the perfect shot. Creative modes like Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Fish-eye Effect and Monochrome can also be used to enhance an image, add drama, or give it a unique, fun perspective.
The IXUS 255 HS offers a higher level of Smart Auto, with 58 scenes available and a new Hybrid Auto mode, which provides a fresh way to capture high-quality stills and HD movies with minimum effort. Hybrid Auto uses Smart Auto with Scene Detection technology for shooting stills with optimal settings, and also captures up to four seconds of movie footage prior to the shutter being released. All movie clips captured during the day are then merged into one behind-the-scenes movie, which can be shared online to give friends a unique insight into any collection of photos.
Power to share: anytime, anywhere
Using Wi-Fi[ii] connectivity, the IXUS 255 HS and IXUS 135 can be wirelessly connected to smartphones or tablets, and images can be instantly uploaded to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube via Canon’s CameraWindow app.
Free access to 10GB of storage on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY also allows users to share image albums, or back up photos and movies directly from the camera over a Wi-Fi network. Images can also be transferred to a range of home devices, including PCs, or compatible wireless printers[iii]
Stylishly designed, perfectly compact
The IXUS 135 and PowerShot A2500 feature large 6.7cm (2.7”) screens, while the IXUS 255 HS has a high quality 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD screen with a 460k dot resolution – ideal for framing and reviewing shots in crisp detail and vivid colour, even from awkward angles or in bright sunlight.
All three models feature a new Eco mode, which helps users continue shooting for longer by conserving battery life, capturing up to 30% more photos – perfect for family days out, or holiday use.
IXUS 255 HS key features:
-HS SYSTEM: 12.1 MP CMOS and DiG!C 5
-10x zoom, 24mm ultra-wide lens; 20x ZoomPlus
-i-Fi for easy sharing; GPS via Mobile
-Smart Auto (58 scenes)
-7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
-Full HD movies
-Available in black or silver
IXUS 135 key features:
-16.0 Megapixel CCD
-8x zoom, 28mm wide-angle lens; 16x ZoomPlus
-Wi-Fi for easy sharing and GPS via Mobile
-Smart Auto (32 scenes)
-6.8 cm (2.7") LCD
-HD movies (720p) with movie button
-Fun and creative modes
-Available in black, silver or blue
PowerShot A2500 key features:
-16.0 Megapixel CCD5x zoom, 28mm wide lens; 10x ZoomPlus
-6.8 cm (2.7”) LCD
-HD movies (720p) with movie button
-Smart Auto plus Help button
-Live View Control
-Fun and creative effects
-Available in black or red
The IXUS 255 HS and IXUS 135 will be available from March 2013, and the PowerShot A2500 will be available from late April 2013. Pricing is set at dealer discretion. For further details, visit the Canon website via: www.canon.com.au
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For more information or images please contact:
Canon PR Team – Ogilvy PR Worldwide
T: 61 2 8437 5330
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[ii] Compatibility varies by device. Please visit www.canon.com.au for more information
[iii] Printers must be compatible with PictBridge via Wireless LAN