Canon PowerShot S95 and SX130 IS announced

Canon PowerShot S95
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon has launched the latest additions to its PowerShot range, with the PowerShot S95 and PowerShot SX 130 IS both unveiled by the camera giants.

The Canon Powershot S95 is the successor to the popular S90, and is pitched at photographers looking for 'outstanding low light performance and manual control in a pocket-sized body'.

The lens control ring has been improved, and the camera features an f2.0 lens and Canon's HS System.

"The PowerShot S95 is also the first-ever Canon compact to feature Hybrid IS technology, providing improved image stabilization for macro photography," adds Canon.

The PowerShot S95 is slimmer than its predecessor at 29.5 mm thick and has the same coating as the EOS 7D to improve slip-resistance and grip.

You camera supports RAW and features a 10MP CCD sensor and DIGIC 4 processing.

Get closer

"The PowerShot S95's 28mm wide-angle lens features 3.8x optical zoom, allowing users to get closer to distant subjects during shooting," adds Canon.

"The camera benefits from Canon's extensive heritage in lens design, having been developed using the same processes and high-quality standards employed to manufacture Canon's EF lenses, ensuring sharp, high resolution images with every shot.

The Canon PowerShot S95 has a UK release date of August 2010 and is priced at £399.

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Also released is the cheaper Canon PowerShot SX130 IS, with a price of £199 and a UK release date in August.


It features a 12x zoom lens, 12.1MP CCD, 3 inch LCD, can shoot video in 720p HD, and supports the new SDXC memory cards.

"Featuring a 12.1 Megapixel sensor for large, detailed prints, and DIGIC 4 image processing, the PowerShot SX130 IS allows all the family to record special moments in outstanding quality," says Canon.

"The 12x optical zoom ranges from wide angle (28mm) to telephoto (336mm), making the camera equally ideal for wide-angle group shots and taking on sightseeing trips.

"Canon's integrated optical Image Stabiliser offers a three-stop advantage, making it easier to take great shots in low light with long exposures, and reducing the blur associated with camera-shake when shooting distant subjects at the telephoto end of the zoom."

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