Canon introduces two new compact digital cameras, the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS. Both of them are equipped with DIGIC5 image processor for high-quality images, and HS SYSTEM that lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations. They also include the new Advanced Smart AUTO, which detects up to 58 scenes varying from non-human moving subjects to people, landscapes, pets and vehicles, helping the camera determine the best mode of shooting.
The PowerShot ELPH 520 HS (also known as IXUS 500 HS in some markets), according to Canon, is the world’s thinnest camera with a 12x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer and 28mm Wide-Angle lens. It features a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS image sensor, and offers High-Speed Burst Mode for continuous shooting at 6.8fps. The PowerShot ELPH 110 HS (aka IXUS 125 HS), instead, gets a 16.1 Megapixel sensor and a 5x Optical Zoom with 24mm Wide-Angle lens and Optical Image Stabilizer. It also does High-Speed Burst shooting, but at 5.8fps. Both models have a 3-inch PureColor System LCD display.
Canon’s ELPH 520 HS and ELPH 110 HS both record Full HD 1080p video in stereo sound with support for zoom while shooting,and offes a dedicated movie button and HDMI outpyt. The compact PowerShot cameras include Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition, and the Improved Movie Digest function, which records a short 720p HD video clip right before shooting a photo and then combines one day’s worth of clips into one video. You can also find ISO up to 3200 and Super Slow Motion Movie mode for recording video at high speeds to allow playback in slow motion.
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS will be available in black, silver, red and blue in March with an estimated selling price of $299.99, and the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS in February for $249.99.