Canon announced the arrival of its 10 megapixel SX10 IS from its PowerShot range today. This AA battery-powered snapper boasts a 20x wide-angle zoom lens and 2.5-inch folding LCD.
Also revealed officially is the 14.7MP G10 with 5x wide-angle zoom lens and 3-inch LCD. This is the highest resolution of any of the PowerShot models and allows users to blow up detailed prints to a poster-friendly A2 size, as well as offering RAW mode.
Both offer optical image stabilization and DIGIC 4 image processing with face and motion detection, face detection self-timer, servo AF, and intelligent contrast correction.
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All of these features are designed to counterbalance the focusing problems inherent from tired and emotional photographers.
The SX10 IS should be retailing in late October for $400 (£200). The G10 will also be available for around $500 (£250). According to the company's UK website,
Canon is likely to be swapping that dollar sign for a pound symbol as if the two currencies were worth the same. A good argument for buying US goods, if ever there was one.