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Canon thinks small with new camera

Camera maker announces a new entry-level digital camera that's 13 percent smaller than its predecessor.

No. 3 camera maker Canon announced a new entry-level digital camera Thursday. The PowerShot A510 can capture images at a resolution of up to 3.2 megapixels and has a 4X zoom lens. Measuring 3.6 inches by 2.5 inches and weighing 6.3 ounces, the new model is 13 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than its predecessor, the A75.

The camera uses SecureDigitial memory cards and standard AA batteries and includes a print-share button for one-click transmission of photos to compatible printers and PCs. The A510 is set to go on sale in late January at $200.