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Canon adds several models with HD movie recording capability and lots of zoom

Canon is one of the top makers of digital cameras in the world. The company offers a full line of cameras from point-and-shoot cameras to professional level D-SLR cameras. Today Canon has added several new point-and-shoott cameras to its line.

One of the most interesting of the new cameras is the PowerShot G11. The G11 is a 10-megapixel camera with a 5x optical zoom lens that covers a focal range of 28 to 140mm. The camera also features optical image stabilization and it has a 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD. Two dials are offered to give easy access to functions like ISO adjustment and exposure compensation. Canon also added RAW+ JPEG support to the camera. The G11 will ship in October for $499.99.

Canon also unveiled the S90 with a 10-megapixel sensor, customizable ring control, and a 3-inch LCD. The camera also supports RAW + JPEG mode and will ship in October for $429.99. The PowerShot SX20 IS is a 12.1-megapixel camera with a huge 20x zoom lens. The lens also features optical image stabilization and the camera can shoot 720p HD video at 30 fps. The rear LCD is a 2.5-inch unit and the camera is powered by AA batteries. The SX20 IS will ship in September for $399.99.

The SX120 IS is a 10-megapixel camera with a 3-inch LCD and easy mode for simple picture taking. The camera runs on AA batteries and will ship in September for $249.99. Canon also announced the SD980 IS with a 3-inch rear LCD that is touch sensitive and the camera can record 720p HD video and has a 5x optical zoom. The lens also has image stabilization and the sensor is 12.1-megapixels in resolution. The SD980 IS will ship in October for $329.99.

The final new camera is the SD940 IS sporting a 12.1-megapixel sensor with 4x optical zoom and optical image stabilization. The camera records 720p HD movies and has an HDMI output. The rear LCD is 2.7-inches and it is set to ship in September for $299.99.The last batch of point-and-shoot cameras Canon added to its line up was back in February.





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