Canon announces 2009 PowerShot lineup

Canon has just announced its 2009 PowerShot lineup which includes ten new models. In today's announcement the company has outlined three new technological breakthroughs that most of the lineup will feature.

The first feature is Canon's exclusive DIGIC 4 Image Processor. This technology improves processing speed drastically as well as improves image quality. The new processor also paves the path for Canon's new Smart AUTO feature, which automatically adjusts focus, white balance, and exposure. The second feature, which we've all been waiting for, is blink detection. Using already implemented face detection functionality, blink detection functionality will automatically alert users after a photo is taken if someone's eyes were closed. The last new feature, along with many others, is Active Display. Most people who want to look through their pictures want to breeze through them quickly. So with this new Active Display, it takes a simple flick of the wrist to browse through all of your photos. However if this doesn't seem appealing, the normal click wheel is available on most models.

So without further a-do, here's the new lineup with images curtsey of Canon (Check the announcement for additional features and description):

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

10.0-Megapixels
CMOS Image Sensor
1080p Full HD Movie Mode
20x wide-angle Optical Zoon
2.8-inch LCD
RTM: April 2009, $599.99

SX200 IS

12x Optical Zoom
Optical Image Stabilization
12.1-Megapixels
720p HD Movie Mode
3-inch LCD screen
RTM: March 2009, $349.99


Canon PowerShot D10

12.1-Megapixel
3x Optically Stabilized Zoom Lens
Freeze proof
Water Proof up to 33 feet
Shockproof up to 4 feet
RTM: May 2009, $329.99


Canon Powershot SD970 IS

12.1-Megapixels
5x Optical Zoom Lens with Optical Image Stabilization
3.o-inch PureColor LCD 11 screen
Smart AUTO
Blink Detection
Active Display
720p HD Movie Mode w/ HDMI connector
Zoom Blur, and much more.
RTM: April 2009, $379.99

Canon PowerShot SD 960 IS

Available in silver, blue, pink, and gold.
2.8-inch PureColor LCD II
Active Display
Smart AUTO
12.1-Megapixel
Wide-angle lens
4x Optical Zoom Lens with Optical Image Stabilization
729p HD Video Mode
HDMI Connector
RTM: March 2009, $329.99

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Ultra-slim design
Available in black, red, silver, or gold
12.1-Megapixel
3x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilization
2.5-inch PureColor LCD II w/ optical viewfinder
Smart Auto
Blink Detection
720p HD Movie Mode
Built-in HDMI connector
RTM: March 2009, $279,99

Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

Available in dark gray, blue, pink, green, light gray, and orange.
Smart AUTO
10.0-Megapixel
RTM: March, $229.99

Canon PowerShot A21000 IS

12.1-Megapixel
6x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilization
3.0-inch LCD screen
Smart AUTO
RTM: April 2009, $249.99

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

Available in gray, blue, pink, and green
12.1-Megapixel
4x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilization
2.5-inch LCD Screen with Optical Viewfinder
Smart Auto
RTM: March 2009, $199.99

Canon PowerShot A480

Designed for young photographers
10.0-Megapixel
3.3x Optical Zoom
Canon's DIGIC III imaging processor
2.5-inch LCD screen
RTM: March 2009, $129.99

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