Canon announced for the US market two new PowerShot ELPH digital cameras, the flagship long-zoom ELPH 530 HS measuring just 0.78-inch thick and the ELPH 320 HS. Both models are equipped with WiFi connectivity allowing users to upload photos and videos to the Canon iMAGE GATEWAY online services or to social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, directly from the camera.
The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS (known as IXUS 510 HS in Europe and IXY 1 in Japan), like its brother ELPH 520 HS, sports a 10 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, and a 12x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide angle. The ELPH 320 HS (IXUS 240 HS in Europe, IXY 420F in Japan), on the other hand, packs a 16.1 Megapixel image sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens. They both feature the HS SYSTEM, working with the DIGIC 5 image processor, to deliver high-quality images in low-light conditions. Both cameras have a big 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD display for intuitive touch operation.
Canon’s new 530 HS and 320 HS include Smart AUTO Scene selection with 58 scenes, Intelligent Image Stabilization that automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition, Face Detection and Face Recognition with the new Face ID function that adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces.
The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS will be released in April for $349.99 in black and white, and the PowerShot ELPH 320 HS will shipped in March and will be available in black, silver, blue and red for $279.99.