Canon IXUS 255 and 135 add Wi-Fi to share your snaps

The Canon IXUS 255, 135 and 132 are a trio of new IXUS pocket snappers, two of which have Wi-Fi for sharing snaps online.

Canon concocts connected compact cameras! The Canon IXUS 255, 135 and 132 are a trio of new IXUS pocket snappers, two of which have Wi-Fi for sharing snaps online.

The IXUS 255, pictured above, is a 12.1-megapixel compact snapper with a 3-inch screen and 10x optical zoom, handy for capturing action far away or zooming in for neatly-framed portraits. The 24mm wide angle isn't much to write home about, though.

The 255 has GPS to tag your photos with details of where they were taken, and Wi-Fi to upload snaps and movies to the Web. With Wi-Fi on board you can share pictures and video to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, email to friends and family, or just back up your snaps online.

The 255 is available from early March for £230.

The IXUS 135 is a 16-megapixel snapper with a better 28mm wide angle lens and 8x optical zoom. It also includes GPS and Wi-Fi and costs £150 available from late March, only at Dixons.

The 16-megapixel IXUS 132 also has an 8x optical zoom, but no Wi-Fi or GPS. It costs a very charitable £130, on sale in late March.

Last and most certainly least -- in price at any rate -- Canon has also announced the 16-megapixel PowerShot A2500. The A2500 has a 5x zoom lens, 2.7-inch screen and shoots 720p high definition video. It costs £90, and is available from late April in shops, but not online.

What do you think of the new IXUS line-up? Is Wi-Fi useful in a camera? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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