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Canon Unveils Rebel SLR Additions, 4 PowerShots

recently introduced a new flagship model
in its Rebel digital-SLR camera line and
four PowerShot compact digital pointand-
shoot cameras.

The new top-end EOS Rebel T2i d-
SLR camera features an 18-megapixel
CMOS sensor, 3.7 fps still shooting, an
ISO range of 100 to 6400 (expandable to
12,800), a 63-zone Dual Layer Metering
System, 3-inch 1.04 million-dot LCD
screen with a 3:2 widescreen aspect
ratio, and Canon’s DIGIC 4
Imaging Processor.

For video, the T2i
captures clips in up
to FullHD 1080p
resolution with
manual exposure
control, selectable
frame rates and a
new external microphone

For maximum
storage capacity
the new EOS
Rebel T2i digital-
SLR camera is the
first EOS model to support new SDXC
memory cards.

It is also compatible with Canon’s new
BG-E8 battery grip and new RC-6 wireless
remote control for both still images
and video capture.

The camera will ship to retail starting
in March at a $799 estimated retail for
the body only. A kit including the camera
and a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-
5.6 IS zoom lens will have a $899 estimate

Video resolution levels and frame rates
supported by the camera include Full-
HD 1,920 by 1,080 at 30 (29.97), 25 or 24
(23.976) fps; HD 1,280 by 720; or standard
defi nition 640 by 480, at 60 (59.94)
or 50 fps.

For standard-definition video shooting,
the camera adds a new Movie Crop
function thatprovides an approximate
7x additional zoom range with no loss of
image quality when shooting SD quality
video, Canon said.

Manual video exposure control gives
novice filmmakers image control to create
professional-level cinematic video by
controlling attributes including lighting,
and depth-of-field using a variety of lenses,
Canon said.

A new professional-level feature in the
camera includes Auto ISO function that
works in all creative zone exposure modes
including manual.

The T2i enables using autofocus before
or during video recording by pressing
the shutter button half-way down in
video mode.

The camera features Canon’s proprietary
iFCL 63-zone dual-layer metering
system offering intelligent evaluative
metering with much finer segmentation
than any previous EOS Rebel model.

In the PowerShot series Canon unveiled
the PowerShot SX210 IS, PowerShot
SD3500 IS, PowerShot
SD1400 IS and PowerShot
SD1300 IS.

All are said to offer
stylish designs and
increased shooting
flexibility in a number
of settings using
Smart Auto mode,
increased personalization
with new
Scene Modes and
Image effects.

New effects
modes in the cameras
include Fisheye
and Miniature
modes, which lend a humorous look and
feel when capturing images of their favorite
household pet or landscape scene.

Three of the new PowerShot models
will also shoot video in up to 720p high definition resolution, HDMI mini-connector
output and direct uploading to
YouTube via the camera window.

The PowerShot SX210 IS (shipping
in March at a $349 estimated retail) features
14.1-megapixel resolution, a 28mm
wide-angle lens, 14x optical zoom, optical
image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD
screen, and a choice of colors including
black, purple and gold.

For shooting video, the PowerShot
SX210 IS has the ability to zoom optically,
shoot in stereo sound and has Dynamic
Mode Image Stabilization for improved
image clarity.

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS (shipping
in February at $329) is the next iteration in
the compact Elph series and features 14.1-
megapixel resolution and a 3.5-inch LCD
touchscreen with dragging icons.

The PowerShot SD1400 IS (shipping
now at $249) offers a super-slim
(less than 1 inch thick) body design, 14.1-
megapixel resolution and a 28mm wideangle
lens with 4x optical zoom.

The PowerShot SD1300 IS (shipping
now at $199) features 12.1-megapixel resolution.