Rounding out today’s Canon’s announcements are 5 additional PowerShots across their water-proof D line, the deck-of-cards ELPH line, and the compact-body long-zoom SX travel zoom line. The water-proof D30 is the most exciting largely by merit of it looking like a real camera:
What? You don’t remember the D10, winner of the Roberts Web Department most-mocked camera design award? (Yeah, it took great pictures, actually, but seriously, it fell a bit short in the industrial design department)
See? isn’t the D30 so much easier on the eyes? or at least less likely to be confused with that Fisher-Price cam you bought your toddlers?
Anyways, getting serious again, the PowerShot D30 is water-proof to a “record-breaking” 82-feet, which is admittedly just a teensy amount more than the 33 feet the D20 could eke out. Rounding out its toughness is an operational temperature range of 14-104 degrees in the “Fahrenheit” scale, and shockproof from 6.5 of those “imperial feet” we Americans also like. It has built-in GPS, and the inclusion of Canon’s HS system suggests an image-stabilized lens and a backlit 12 megapixel sensor. The older DIGIC IV processor is a bit of a drag, but whatcha gonna do? A 28-140mm equiv f3.9-4.8 lens rounds out the package, and it’ll set you back $330 next month in blue only.
In the travel-zoom arena we have the SX700 HS, with the callout feature being a 30x 25-750mm f3.2-6.3 zoom strapped to a 16 megapixel standard-sized BSI CMOS sensor. It’s got NFC and WiFi, but only 720 HD video and will run you $350 next month in black or red.
Closing us out are the three ELPH models: the 150 IS, 140 IS, and 135 (no IS for it, buyer-beware). The 150 IS is 20 megapxiels with a 10x zoom (and IS), the 140 drops to 16 megapixels and 8x zoom (and IS), and 135 is basically the 140 (without IS, that is). Prices come in at $150, $130, and $120 respectively. There will be colors, and you can get them next month, in case you hadn’t guessed.