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Canon Announces New Powershot A-series Digital Cameras

CES hasn’t even officially begun and already the announcements are rolling out. Canon has announced four new, affordable, feature-packed A-series digicams: the PowerShot A3300 IS (image above), A2200, A1200 and A800. Of the new lineup, Canon says, “When capturing irreplaceable moments, it is important to use a camera that inspires artistic expression in a simplistic format,” and that’s essentially what they’ve done here. The new A-series cameras come equipped with Creative Filters, including Toy Camera and Monochrome mode; the PowerShot A3300 IS, A2200 and A1200 each have Live View Control and 32 predefined shooting situations within the advanced Smart AUTO feature; the A1200 has an actual Optical View Finder!—and all three of these cameras will retail for under $180. The $109.99 A1200 features 720p HD video, a 12.1-Megapixel CCD sensor, 4x Optical Zoom, a wide angle 28-112mm equivalent lens and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. The PowerShot A3300 IS, A2200, A1200 and A800 will be available beginning early February and into March for $179.99, $139.99, $109.99 and $89.99, respectively. Read the full press release below.

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Digital Photographer’s Casio EX-H15 Camera Giveaway!

Congratulations to Tim A, the winner of the Casio EX-H15!

You can view the official results page of the giveaway drawing via the third-party site,, here:

Just in time for the holidays, Digital Photographer is giving away a Casio EX-H15 camera to one lucky photographer (a $249.99 value)! Enter now for your chance to win!

About the Casio EX-H15:

An ideal holiday gift, the EX-H15 is perfect for capturing all of your family memories this season. It packs an ultra-wide angle 24mm, 10X optical zoom lens, 3.0” LCD, 14-Megapixels and Dynamic Photo functionality into a compact body. All this and you can take up to 1,000 shots with a single battery charge.

- 14 megapixels

- 3 inch LCD

- Slim, compact camera body (just .96” thin)

- Art Shot Mode

- Ultra-wide angle 24mm, 10X optical zoom lens

- 1,000 shot battery life

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How to Enter:

Beginning at 12:00 pm (noon) Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, there are two ways to enter the giveaway. You may do either or both (one time each). In order to be entered to win, you must follow the instructions correctly.

1. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you like about the Casio EX-H15.

2. Leave a separate comment with a direct link to your tweet about the DP giveaway.

Here’s a suggested tweet, but you can be creative: Win a Casio EX-H15 camera  from Digital Photographer! (or re-tweet one of DP’s tweets about the giveaway:

Please note that if you choose to enter using both methods, you need to post two separate comments on this post (one comment for method #1 and one comment for method #2). The two entries cannot be combined in one blog comment.

A winner will be chosen at random—via

Good luck!


No purchase required to enter. Winner of the giveaway will be awarded a Casio EX-H15 camera  with an estimated retail value of $249.99 dollars. Giveaway is open to legal U.S. residents 18 or older residing in the 50 United States (includes DC). Void where prohibited. Employees (and their immediate families and households) of JMillerMedia are not eligible. Digital Photographer giveaway winners from the past six months are not eligible. Giveaway entries will be accepted until Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm (noon) Pacific Time. Winning entry must provide a valid email address (Digital Photographer will never sell or rent your email to third parties). We will notify the winner by email on or before Thursday, December 16, 2010. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to us with their name and valid U.S. mailing address. If this information is not received within 72 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sponsors: Digital Photographer and Casio


Canon Announces PowerShot G12 and PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon has announced two new leaders in their lineup of professionally-leaning PowerShot compact cameras—the G12 and the SX30 IS. Here at DP, we’re big fans of the PowerShot G-series (G10 reviewed here and G11 reviewed here), so we were excited about the prospect of a new generation. Upgrades to the 10-megapixel G12 include: built-in High Dynamic Range (HDR) scene mode, Canon’s Hybrid IS technology, “a new control dial… [on] the front of the camera…for easy adjusting of camera settings similar to how users operate a Canon Digital SLR camera,” and  a 5x optical zoom lens with wide-angle capabilities starting at 28mm. Let’s hope that the viewfinder offers much more coverage this time around because, really, that has been our biggest complaint with the camera’s predecessors. The G12 will be available in early October for $499.99.

The new PowerShot SX30 IS is being hailed as the “perfect companion for photo enthusiasts capturing memorable images or videos at sporting events or special occasions” because of its super telephoto lens (24mm to 840mm) and a “Zoom Framing Assist button to aid in the tracking and capturing of subjects from a great distance away while keeping the lens in focus.” The 14.1-megapixel SX30 IS will be available in late September for $429.99. More images and info from Canon below.

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Nikon Announces COOLPIX P7000 Advanced Compact Camera

Nikon announced today the latest addition to the COOLPIX lineup of compact digital cameras—the P7000. The 10MP advanced compact follows the COOLPIX P6000 (reviewed here), although with its array of protruding knobs and more professional design, this new Nikon seems to have a similar look to the Canon PowerShot G series (G11 reviewed here). However, if the viewfinder on the P7000 is better than the G11′s (which wouldn’t be tough to beat), this would be a real contender in my book for an ideal high performance compact.

The P7000 aims to attract the professional photographer and new photo enthusiast alike, as it offers pro-level features such as Full Manual Controls (PSAM), RAW file function, 5-Way Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization System and a 7.1x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens (28-200mm f/2.8-5.6), as well as features like Scene Auto Selector for those less comfortable with Manual shooting. The P7000 will be available for $499.95 in late September. More info and images from Nikon below.

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Canon Announces Three New PowerShot Cameras

Canon announced today three new compact PowerShot digital cameras—the PowerShot S95, the SD4500 IS and the SX130 IS. The PowerShot S95 is the upgrade to the popular and powerful compact S90, which many professional photographers have taken on as their additional pocket cam. The new S95 boasts RAW shooting capabilities, 720p HD video capability and in-camera HDR scene mode. It will be available for $399.99 later this month.

The SD4500 IS features 10x optical zoom and full 1080p HD video mode. It also has Super Slow Motion Video Mode, capable of capturing a subject at 240fps. It will be available for $349.99 in early September.

The SX130 IS is an ultra-zoom compact with a 12x optical zoom lens and Canon’s Optical Image Stabilization technology. It also features unique creative modes, including: Miniature, Fisheye, Poster, and Super Vivid. It will be available for $249.99 in late August. See more images and info from canon below.

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