Canon launches 12 cameras in India

Just like its arch rival Nikon, Canon today launched a dozen new cameras in India and these include the monstrous EOS C100 and EOS 1DC that are geared towards videographers as well as some Wi-Fi enabled cameras.

To begin things, there are a number of Wi-Fi enabled cameras that include the PowerShot A3500 IS and the PowerShot N. The A3500 IS has a 16 megapixel sensor and a smart auto mode that has 32 scenes built-in. It costs Rs 9,995. The PowerShot N has a 12.1 megapixel sensor, a 2.8-inch tilt type capacitive touch screen and 8x of optical zoom. It costs Rs 20,995.

There are also a number of new cameras in IXUS series. The new IXUS 135 has a 16-megapixel sensor, Wi-Fi, 8X optical zoom and can also capture video in HD. It costs Rs 10,995.

The IXUS 140 is being touted as the world’s slimmest IXUS camera. Like other Canon cameras it also comes with a built-in Wi-Fi module, but it combines this finesse with a 28-224 mm lens that offers 16X zoom. It also comes preloaded with creative filters and an eco mode that conserves the battery. This model costs Rs 12,495.

The IXUS 255 HS combines has a 12.1 megapixel sensor, a 24-240mm lens, Wi-Fi connectivity, full HD video, and 20X zoom. It costs Rs 12,995.

There is also the IXUS 132 which combines a 16-megapixel sensor with 8X optical zoom and 720p video in a package costing Rs 7,995.

Among the cheaper PowerShot models, Canon is introducing a newly refreshed PowerShot A2500. It marries a 16.0 megapixel sensor with a 28-140 mm lens, 10X zoom, a DIGIC 4 image processor and a battery saving eco mode in a package that costs just Rs 5,995.

There is also the PowerShot A2600 which is slightly mode expensive at Rs 8,995. This model adds 5X optical zoom and a larger 3-inch LCD to make the package even more appealing.

Lastly, Canon has also officially unveiled the EOS 700D camera about which we reported on Friday. As an entry level DSLR,  it’s a formidable camera. It has a 9-point all cross type auto focus system, an ISO range that ranges between 100-25600 in H mode, a DIGIT 5 image processor, and also supports Canon‘s EF and EFS lens’ that support optical image stabilization. It has an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and the for the body one will need to shell out Rs 53,995.

The EOS 100D also makes its way to India. Canon says it is the smallest and the lightest in its class. It is essentially a DSLR for novices, and it has an 18-55 mm lens, a  capacitive touch screen and a hybrid CMOS AF II that uses phase detection. It costs Rs 48,995.

For videographers, Canon has brought out the big guns – the EOS C100 and the EOS 1DC. The IDC can shoot 4K video and 24 frames per second and can shoot HD video at 60 frames per second. It supports Canon’s EF mount lens’ and combines dual DIGIC 5+ image processors for un-parallel image quality. It costs a bomb at Rs 9,00,000.

The EOS C100 is a cheaper option at Rs 5,00,000. It combines a 35mm Canon CMOS sensor with the Canon DIGIC DV III image processor and records at a blistering pace of 24 Mbps using the AVCHD codec. Canon says it is an ideal camera for a single person shoot, has features like HDMI output with Time Code, support for external recorders, remote operation, and full manual control over both audio and video recording. It can also shoot full HD video in the red, green and blue channels independently.