Canon PowerShot S95, Canon Powershot SX130 IS and Canon IXUS 1000 HS announced

Canon has announced three new additions to its compact line-up, with its IXUS and PowerShot ranges both seeing new models added. The Canon IXUS 1000 HS, Canon PowerShot S95 and Canon PowerShot SX130 IS all features improved specifications and are sure to catch the eye of any Canon compact fan.

Canon PowerShot S95

Arguably the most note-worthy of the new launches is the Canon PowerShot S95. The compact builds on the success of the Canon PowerShot S90, and combines the same kind of high-end performance with a sleek and stylish body. The Canon Powershot S95 boasts a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2, as well as a 28mm wide-angle, while Canon’s new HS low-light system also features, as well as hybrid image stabilisation.

The high-end specification doesn’t end there – the Canon Powershot S95 features a 3in PureColor II G LCD, is capable of shooting HD movie, as well as capturing Raw files. Full manual control features, as does the same Lens Control Ring seen on the S95.

Canon PowerShot S95 price and release date

The Canon PowerShot S95 should be available from the end of this month, with an RRP of £399.

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

The second addition to the Canon PowerShot series, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS, is aimed at more of a family market in both pricing and usability. The 12MP compact includes a DIGIC 4 processor and HD movie capture, while an extensive 12x optical zoom, covering 28-336mm in 35mm terms, is going to be more than enough for family shooting needs.

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS price and release date

Expect to see the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS on shelves from later this month, with an RRP of £199.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS

Canon has also marked ten years of its ever-popular IXUS range of compact cameras with the announcement of the Canon IXUS 1000 HS. The new compact is ‘one of the most advanced IXUS models to date’ and is the slimmest superzoom camera of its kind in the world, according the Canon.

Feature-wise, the Canon IXUS 1000 HS is impressive – a 10x optical zoom features, while the 10MP compact also features Canon’s new HS low light technology that, when combined with the DIGIC 4 processor, offers up to 60% lower noise at high-ISO settings. The Canon IXUS 1000 HS is capable of recording video at full 1080p HD quality, a capability aided by the 3in, 16:9 PureColor II G LCD screen.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS price and release date

All this technology isn’t cheap, however – when the Canon IXUS 1000 HS hits stores in September, it’ll have a price tag of £349.

For further details on all three of the cameras, head on over to the Canon website.