While lenses embedded in cellphones are fast taking over the digital camera space, there are some who still appreciate the singularity of an object’s purpose. For such folks, Canon India has added four new products in its point-and-shoot range. Read on for model wise details.

New PowerShot G9 X Mark II: Rs 30,995 (Available February onwards)

This new powershot G9, features a new DIGIC 7 image processor, which delivers high precision tracking performance and allows for touch detection of image subjects. It allows continuous shooting of 8.1 fps, making it effortless for users to track and capture fast moving subjects. The new processor suppresses edge noise at high ISO speeds – At ISO 1600, noise is suppressed to the equivalence at ISO 800. The 3x large aperture zoom lens 24-84mm (35 mm equivalent) assures high image quality even in low-light conditions.

A newly developed dual sensing image stabilisation (IS) feature provides 3.5 stops of image stabilisation when shooting still images, reducing camera shake when shooting in low light. It embeds a gyro sensor that detects physical vibration and a new algorithm that utilises information from the image sensor to compensate for image blur.

The LCD is a touch screen and a control ring makes it easy to jog through settings. The PowerShot G9 X Mark II is now equipped with the in-camera RAW image processing feature and also supports batch processing. Bluetooth low energy technology is also newly introduced to the PowerShot G9 X Mark II. It allows users to use their mobile devices as a remote control for shooting or playback of images. A new version of the Camera Connect smartphone app interface for remote live view shooting delivers improved usability with both the guide display of AF operations and setting display on the same screen. The new image filter function of the Camera Connect smartphone app also makes it easier to search through vast amount of image and video files on an SD card.

 Specifications

PowerShot G9 X Mark II: Image sensor: 20.1 mega-pixel 1.0 inch type CMOS sensor

Imaging processor: DIGIC 7

Lens: 3 x optical zoom IS

Focal length: 28-84mm (35mm equivalent)

Monitor: 7.6cm LCD, approx. 1, 040,000 dots

Movie: Full HD 59.94 fps

Connectivity: Wi-Fi / NFC

Dimensions: Approx. 98.0 x 57.9 x 31.3mm

Weight: Approx. 206g

PowerShot SX430 IS, IXUS 190 and IXUS 185

The new PowerShot SX430 IS, IXUS 190 and IXUS 185 are powered by the DIGIC 4+ image processor and a 20 megapixel CCD image sensor which promises brilliant image clarity and brightness from a compact package. Featuring Canon’s ZoomPlus technology, users can effectively double the zoom range without a noticeable loss in image quality. The cameras come with a date stamp function that records the date and time on the image.

PowerShot SX430 IS

Image sensor: 1/2.3 type 20.0 megapixel CCD sensor

Imaging processor: DIGIC 4+

Lens: 45x IS 24-1080mm

Monitor: 7.6cm LCD, approx. 230,000 dots

Movie: HD 25 fps

Connectivity: Wi-Fi / NFC

Dimensions: Approx. 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm

Weight: Approx. 323g

The product will be available at INR 14 995.00/unit from February onwards.

IXUS 190

Image sensor: 1/2.3 type 20.0 megapixel CCD sensor

Imaging processor: DIGIC 4+

Lens: 10x IS 24-240mm

Monitor: 6.9cm LCD, approx. 230,000 dots

Movie: HD 25 fps

Connectivity: Wi-Fi / NFC

Dimensions: Approx. 95.3 x 56.8 x 23.6mm

Weight: Approx. 137g

The product will be available at INR 8,995/unit from February onwards.

IXUS 185

Image sensor: 1/2.3 type 20.0 megapixel CCD sensor

Imaging processor: DIGIC 4+

Lens: 8x 28-224mm

Monitor: 6.9cm LCD, approx. 230,000 dots

Movie: HD 25 fps

Dimensions: Approx. 95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1mm

Weight: Approx. 126g

The product will be available at INR 6,995/unit from February onwards