Canon has strengthened its Digital Ixus range with the launch of two new 10-megapixel models: the Digital Ixus 90 IS and Digital Ixus 85 IS.

Both models feature Canon’s lens-shift type optical Image Stabilizer (IS)1 for exceptional image quality, while expressing very distinct design styles. The solid, chiselled Digital IXUS 90 IS is enhanced by a powerful shape and seamless build; while the soft minimalism of the Digital IXUS 85 IS reflects a glimmering, understated elegance.

In addition to their 3x optical zoom lenses with IS, the cameras feature enhanced auto focus performance for low-light shooting. Both cameras include Motion Detection Technology, which works in tandem with IS to reduce all kinds of blur, and Face Detection Technology with Face Select & Track and Face Detection White Balance for accurate, natural-looking people shots in all situations. Bright, clear PureColor LCD II screens (three-inch on the Digital Ixus 90 IS, 2.5-inch on the Digital Ixus 85 IS) enhance the user experience thanks to their wide viewing angle, high contrast easy-view displays, and glare-resistant coatings.

The Digital Ixus 90 IS and Digital Ixus 85 IS also features an enhanced auto focus performs at up to one, stop darker, 19 shooting modes including new Sunset mode and My Colors photo effects, and extensive movie options including VGA 30fps, Long Play and Time Lapse movie modes. Optional accessories include a Waterproof Case, Soft Case and High Powered Flash.

Both cameras are available from late March. The Digital Ixus 90 IS costs £220 plus VAT, with the Digital IXUS 85 IS priced at £203 plus VAT.