Canon unveils its first touch-screen Digital IXUS

By on September 17, 2009
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Whether you’re a gadget lover or stylish snapper, taking stunning images has never been simpler than with the Digital IXUS 200 IS and Digital IXUS 120IS. The Digital IXUS 200 IS gives you ultimate experience in fingertip control with Canon’s first-ever touch-screen technology in a camera, while the Digital IXUS 120 IS is Canon’s slimmest [...]

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Whether you’re a gadget lover or stylish snapper, taking stunning images has never been simpler than with the Digital IXUS 200 IS and Digital IXUS 120IS.

The Digital IXUS 200 IS gives you ultimate experience in fingertip control with Canon’s first-ever touch-screen technology in a camera, while the Digital IXUS 120 IS is Canon’s slimmest ever, wide-angle Digital IXUS.

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A ‘wide’ world in your hands
The 12.1 Megapixel Digital IXUS 200 IS lets you see – and take – the whole picture, with a stunning 24mm ultra-wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom – the first time a 24mm lens has been featured in a Digital IXUS. This impressive lens with a wider perspective than conventional wide-angle lenses lets you capture stunning landscapes and get everyone in the frame even when shooting large groups of people. The 5x optical zoom also enables you to get close to your subjects for spontaneous portraits and close-ups.

Canon’s first ever touch-screen system couldn’t be easier to use and lets you quickly and naturally flick through pictures or select your shooting settings with a single finger-press. Taking photos of friends? Simply tap the 3.0 inch widescreen to ‘point’ at the face you want to focus on, and the Digital IXUS 200 IS will do the rest – automatically tracking your subject and keeping them in perfect focus, letting you take exactly the shot you want. When reviewing your images a simple movement of your finger on-screen allows you to erase, protect, rotate or tag your favourite photos so you can easily review your favourite shots.

Spontaneous and easy–to-use, the touch-screen works alongside the traditional camera controls to give an enhanced, natural and intuitive experience. The inclusion of a Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection Technology allows you to simply point and shoot – safe in the knowledge that all the hard work, such as scene and setting selection, has been done for you. The Digital IXUS 200 IS will also make sure that faces of friends are always captured perfectly thanks to Face Detection Technology.

The Digital IXUS 200 IS is amazingly simple to use. Active Display allows you to flick through the shots you’ve taken, simply by moving and tilting the camera. A sleek menu system with ’Hints & Tips’ – a feature introduced on all new Canon Digital IXUS products – guides you through your picture taking helping you to understand the settings and functions.

With a choice of four striking colours – Blue, Gold, Purple, or Silver – the Digital IXUS 200 IS combines fingertip control, total simplicity and a super-stylish design.

Super-slim and sophisticated
The Digital IXUS 120 IS is Canon’s slimmest ever wide-angle Digital IXUS – a powerful camera in an elegant frame. Small and perfectly formed – ideal for slipping into handbags and pockets – it can be whipped out anywhere to take stunning images with its 28mm wide angle lens, 4x zoom and 12.1 Megapixel image sensor. All your shots can be comfortably reviewed on its beautiful 2.7 inch PureColour LCD II screen.

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As with the Digital IXUS 200 IS the Digital IXUS 120 IS features Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection Technology so snapping is easy and picture quality is guaranteed. The Digital IXUS 120 IS also includes a ‘Hints & Tips’ system so camera settings are clearly explained within the menu. Blink Detection is another helpful feature to make sure you always get a perfect shot. It immediately alerts you if any of your subjects had their eyes closed, letting you swiftly take a replacement photo.

Available in four subtle shades – black, blue, brown or silver – taking quality images on the move has been never so stylish and easy.

Shoot movies; share memories
Both the new Digital IXUS cameras record 720p HD video letting you shoot high-quality video, as well as stunning stills. Whether at a party with friends, travelling through exotic locations, or playing sport in the park, you can capture all your moving memories.

Owners of the Digital IXUS 200 IS and the Digital IXUS 120 are entitled to free membership of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, an online photo sharing service. Users can take advantage of great new features like the increase in storage capacity to 2GB in October, allowing the upload and sharing of hundreds of high-quality images. Friends and family can also enjoy viewing your online photo albums from their mobile phones with the new mobile phone browsing feature. In addition, owners of Canon PIXMA inkjet printers can now create, share and print images from their photo album using the new PIXMA Album Printing feature. CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is the ideal site for Canon users to share high-quality and memorable photos and video with family and friends.


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