It was a busy day for Canon’s Media Relations department, August 19. The camera manufacturer announced six new PowerShot cameras in a much-anticipated media conference. Photographers were hoping to hear news of the rumored Canon Digital 60D, a new Digital SLR – the 7D, or the gossiped about 1D Mark IV DSLR. They were disappointed; Canon representatives were mum on any new Canon Digital SLRs. Another media conference is scheduled for September.
Canon added the PowerShot G11 to it’s line up. The 10 megapixel flagship product boasts a 5x optical zoom, and an optical image stabilizing (IS) system. The PowerShot G11 is scheduled for an October release and priced at $499.99 USD.
The PowerShot S90, a 10 megapixel point-and-shoot with a 3.8x optical zoom will also soon be released. The camera features a f/2.0 at 24mm lens and offers a variety of shooting modes, in both RAW and JPG formats. Scheduled for an October release, the S90’s suggested price is $429.99 USD.
Other new PowerShot cameras include the SX20, SX120, SD980 IS, and the SD940 IS. Canon also announced three new Pixma printers.
Websites CanonRumors.com and Gizmodesk.com are buzzing with rumors over Canon’s upcoming Digital SLRs announcements. Specs on the likely-to-be-announced EOS 60D and the new full-frame prosumer 7D model are being debated by global shutterbugs.
Stay tuned for further information.