(credit: Canon) Canon A3300 IS and IXY 32S Digital Camera | from ¥14,000.00 | canon.jp
last week, Canon announced a pair of point-and-shoot digital camera, the IXY 32S and the A3300 IS PowerShot for Japan market. the former was originally scheduled for release in April but was postponed due to the March earthquake that hit Japan. the IXY 32 S is equipped with 12.1-megapixels CMOS back side illuminated (or BSI) sensor and 3.2-inch touchscreen viewfinder/display. the camera is capable of full HD video recording and supports ISO 100-3200 that can be expand up to ISO 6400. positioned on the higher end of point-and-shoot segment, this ¥30,000 (about US$380) compact digital shooter features the ‘touch shutter’ function that allows taking of picture just by touching the camera viewfinder. the IXY 32S is available in several hues, including silver, black, gold and pink.
on the lower end of the compact digital camera segment is the A3300 IS PowerShot which is equipped with a 16.0-megapixels sensor that’s capable of HD 720p video recording. other features of this camera include 5x optical zoom, AF face detection and SDXC support. the A3300 IS PowerShot is available in a choice of silver, blue or pink and has a retail price of ¥14,000 (about US$177). both the the A3300 IS PowerShot and the IXY 32S digital cameras are finally hitting the stores in Japan come this August.