Canon Singapore launched four new compact digital cameras from their IXUS range – IXUS 255HS, IXUS 140, IXUS 135 and IXUS 132. The new cameras are available in a number of different colours but all are packing new features like Hybrid Auto, ZoomPlus and Eco mode. For more details on availability and features read on.
The latest release of the IXUS models solidifies Canon's position in the compact point and shoot space. Enhancements like built-in Wi-Fi makes these models suitable for posting higher quality images to Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. This is especially useful for users with mobile phones lacking a good digital camera.
The IXUS 140 will really appeal to ladies or guys who wish to tote a camera around and not use their mobile phone for taking pictures. The IXUS 140 does not sport the widest focal lenght nor does it have the longest zoom range. However, the range will be good enough for everyday application in a very slim package.
If you are looking for a compact point and shoot that has the best of everything – wide angle, long zoom, excellent sensor and processor, you need to look at the IXUS 255HS. The IXUS 140 still wins on being the slimmest but with a difference of only 1.9mm in thickness I'd say the additional depth is worth the additional upgrades over the IXUS 140. To ensure ladies can also take to the 255HS, it is available in pink.
Canon IXUS 140
Available end-February in Silver, Pink and Red
Retail price: S$299
Canon IXUS 135
Available Mid-March in Black
Retail price: S$269
Canon IXUS 132
Available Mid-March in Silver, Blue and Pink
Retail price: S$199
Canon IXUS 255 HS
Available Mid-March in Black, Silver and Pink
Retail price: S$369