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Canon compacts and dSLR preempt PMA 2008

In the lead-up to next week's PMA in Las Vegas, Canon has revealed a quartet of new compact cameras, as well as a new dSLR, the EOS 450D.

In the lead-up to next week's PMA in Las Vegas, Canon has revealed a quartet of new compact cameras, as well as a new dSLR, the EOS 450D.

Digital SLR
Although pricing has yet to be announced, when the new EOS 450D lands here in Australia in April it will take a position between the entry-level 400D and the 40D in Canon's digital SLR line-up.

EOS 450D
  • Price: TBA
  • Available: April 2008
  • Sensor: 12.2-megapixel
  • 3-inch Live View LCD
  • Sensor cleaning
  • 3.5 frames per second (up to 53 shots)

Compacts
Arriving in March, in a choice of five hues, will be the latest addition to the IXUS range, the 80 IS. A month earlier, Canon's consumer camera coterie will be bolstered by the AA-powered PowerShot A470, A580 and A590 IS.

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IXUS 80 IS
PowerShot A590 IS
PowerShot A580
PowerShot A470 Price TBA AU$279 AU$229 AU$179 On sale March February February February Sensor resolution 8-megapixel 8-megapixel 8-megapixel 7.1-megapixel Screen size 2.5-inch 2.5-inch 2.5-inch 2.5-inch Optical image stabilisation Yes Yes No No Face detect Yes Yes Yes Yes Battery type Lithium-ion 2 x AA 2 x AA 2 x AA