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Canon Previews New Digital Still CamerasDigital ELPH models get 2 megapixel resolution
Both cameras offer similar features, though their optical zooms differ. The S330 includes a 3x optical zoom (35-105mm at f/2.7-4.7), while the S200 offers a 2x zoom (35-70mm at f/2.8-4.0). Both cameras feature a 2.0 megapixel CCD sensor, an improved user interface, direct print capability with Canon's new CP-100 and CP-10 Card Photo Printers, movie mode with sound, Photo Effects mode, a shutter speed range of 15 seconds to 1/1,500 seconds, spot metering, selectable ISO settings from 50 to 400, built-in red-eye reduction light-guide flash and zoom playback up to 10x image review.
Recording capabilities include VGA (640 x 480 pixels for four seconds), QVGA (320 x 240 pixels for 10 seconds) and Q2VGA (160 x 120 pixels for 30 seconds) at 20 frames per second. In addition, the PowerShot S330 features a built-in speaker for audio playback, as well as a Voice Memo feature that allows users to add up to 60 seconds of sound annotation to any captured image on the camera's CompactFlash card.
Both cameras come with an 8 MB CompactFlash card and software for macintosh and Windows, including Mac OS X. These include Apple QuickTime 5.0, Canon RemoteCapture 2.4 and PhotoStitch 3.1 for both Macintosh and Windows; Canon ZoomBrowser EX 3.3, PhotoRecord 1.4 and WIA and TWAIN drivers for Windows; and ImageBrowser 2.3 and a Photoshop-compatible plugin for the Mac.
The Canon PowerShot S330 and S200 Digital ELPH cameras will be available March and April for $499 and $449, respectively.
For more information, visit http://www.usa.canon.com.
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