Canon has launched three new Digital Ixus compact cameras, three photo printers in the new Selphy range, and a number of new photo media products.

The Digital Ixus range includes the new Ixus i5, which Canon claims is its smallest ever 5-megapixel camera, weighing just 100g. It achieves this by eschewing an optical zoom, making do with a digital zoom -- the fixed length lens is equivalent to 39mm in 35mm format, with a maximum aperture of f2.8.

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The i5 includes auto, manual and six scene modes with a shutter speed range of 15 – 1/1500sec. ISO settings range between 50 and 400. The camera will shoot up to 180 seconds of video with sound.
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The i5 will be available in November in four ‘irresistible’ colours (according to Canon) for £271 plus VAT
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The other two cameras are the Ixus 40 and Ixus 30, 4Mp and 3.3Mp respectively, both with 3x optical zooms. They also include the DIGIC II processor found in Canon’s SLR range, giving fast start-up times, rapid continuous shooting and longer video capabilities.
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The Ixus 40 and Ixus 30 will be available in October for £271 and £212 plus VAT respectively.
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The Selphy range consists of three compact direct photo printers. The CP500 and CP400 are both 300dpi dye-sub printers which take photo paper up to 100-x-148mm (just under 6-x-4 inches) for borderless prints.
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The CP500 offers faster printing speeds, while the CP400 is more compact. They cost £128 and £101 respectively and will be available in October.
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