Canon has released three new digital cameras with optical image stabilization; the SD890 IS, SD790 IS and SD770 IS.
PowerShot SD890 IS Digital ELPH Camera
This PowerShot SD890 IS Digital ELPH camera is a prime example of Canon quality, from the tip of its 5x optically image stabilized, zoom lens to the big and brilliant 2.5 inch PureColor II LCD display embedded in the camera's contoured back. Indeed, it is that very 5x zoom lens that expands the user flexibility by expanding the focusing range from a maximum wide-angle equivalent of a 37mm lens to its maximum optical telephoto equivalent of a 185mm lens. Ideal for capturing everything from broad sweeping vistas to intimate close-ups, the PowerShot SD890 IS Digital ELPH model is also capable of securing macro images from less than an inch away from the subject, making extraordinary, high-resolution nature shots as elementary as point and shoot.
From the moment it appears in a user's hand, it is clear that this Digital ELPH camera is like none that have come before. From the body's clean lines and smooth, matte silver finish to the topside metallic robe that highlights and accentuates the camera's curves, the 10-megapixel PowerShot SD890 IS Digital ELPH camera's alluring proposition is one of beauty, versatility and ability.
This camera's multi-control dial enables the user to simply switch between shooting modes, settings and even images during playback, with easily understandable mode icons displayed on the camera's 2.5-inch PureColor II LCD display. There's even a traditional optical viewfinder for the purists who prefer it.
PowerShot SD790 IS Digital ELPH Camera
The 10-megapixel PowerShot SD790 IS Digital ELPH camera's optically image stabilized 3x zoom has a focusing range from a wide-angle equivalent of 35mm to a maximum telephoto equivalent of 105mm. Like the PowerShot SD890 IS Digital ELPH camera, the SD790 IS Digital ELPH camera features the quick and easy-to-use multi-control dial.
Though smaller than a deck of playing cards, the PowerShot SD790 IS Digital ELPH camera conveys a cool, substantial look and feel, thanks to its solid, yet streamlined, chiseled design. Adding to its appeal is the camera's large and highly visible, three-inch PureColor LCD II display, with an adjacent multi-control dial and new button configuration that combine to form a flat control panel.
PowerShot SD770 IS Digital ELPH Camera
The PowerShot SD770 IS Digital ELPH camera's classic box and circle design has characterized the Digital ELPH look for more than a decade. This 10-megapixel model boasts the thinnest body of any optically image stabilized ELPH model ever produced, featuring a slimmer yet higher capacity battery pack, that with the camera's power-saving improvements, actually increases the number of photos that can be taken on a single charge to approximately 300 images.
Among the key features of the PowerShot SD770 IS Digital ELPH camera are a 2.5-inch PureColor LCD II screen and an optical viewfinder as well as the same optically image stabilized 3x zoom as its more senior sibling, the PowerShot SD790 IS Digital ELPH camera. The PowerShot SD770 IS Digital ELPH camera is offered in the classic matte silver finish with high gloss highlights around the lens barrel and topside edge, and the reprise of Canon's sleek and striking two-tone finish that incorporates matte black highlights around the lens barrel and circle along the camera edge.
The PowerShot SD890 IS, SD790 IS and SD770 IS Digital ELPH cameras are scheduled to be in stores early April, end of March and mid-April respectively. Each kit carries an estimated retail price of $399.99, $349.99 and $299.99 respectively.