Canon has refreshed its lineup of compact cameras with the launches of the Elph 130 IS and the PowerShots A3500 IS, A2600 and A1400. The Elph 130 IS (called the IXUS 140 in Europe), features an 8X, 28-244mm equivalent zoom in front of a 16MP CCD sensor. Although it features Wi-Fi, it does not promise the PowerShot N's one-touch convenience and uses a previous-generation Digic 4 processor. The A3500 IS is also Wi-Fi capable but features a 5x, 28-140mm equivalent, stabilized lens and the same 16MP sensor. The less expensive A2600 loses the A3500 IS's stabilization and Wi-Fi, while the AA-battery-powered A1400 gains an optical viewfinder.

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Capture your world with ease – Canon unveils new IXUS and PowerShot A-series models

Canon Elph 130 IS / IXUS 140

London, UK, 7 January 2013– Canon today adds four new stylish and easy-to-use models to its compact camera range – the new IXUS 140 launches alongside the PowerShot A3500 IS, PowerShot A2600 and PowerShot A1400. Designed to make it simple to capture stills and HD movies, each new model offers its own unique range of fun and automatic features, while the new IXUS 140 merges easy operation with outstanding style.

Canon image quality for stunning results

All new models are powered by Canon imaging technologies that offer outstanding quality. Canon's DIGIC 4 processor technology combines with high resolution 16.0 Megapixel sensors to deliver detailed and colour rich images in an instant, ensuring that every moment is captured as you remember it.

28mm wide-angle genuine Canon lenses allow users to capture more of a scene, providing a perfect option for family shots, birthday parties, or holiday landscapes. The new PowerShot models offer a 5x optical zoom, while the new IXUS 140's powerful 8x optical zoom gets even closer to the subject. Canon's ZoomPlus technology also digitally extends each zoom's reach to up to double that of the optical zoom, with high quality results – perfect for getting closer to subjects during a city break or at a family party.

The IXUS 140 and PowerShot A3500 IS include Canon's optical Image Stabilizer technology featuring Intelligent IS, which detects the style of camera shake and automatically selects the most suitable camera settings from six different modes to combat it. Digital IS mode, featured on the PowerShot A2600 and PowerShot A1400, automatically detects any camera or subject motion, and when required adjusts the camera's ISO, shutter speed, or even shoots multiple images, to capture crisp and clear images.

Instantly shoot and share

The new IXUS 140 and the PowerShot A3500 IS are part of Canon's expanded range of Wi-Fi enabled cameras, ideal for anyone who can't wait to share their images. Using Canon's free CameraWindow application, users can wirelessly connect and transfer images or movies to both iOS and Android™ smartphones or tablets for enjoying on the move, or upload directly to social networks such as Facebook® . Additionally, Wi-Fi connectivity1 , combined with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY,offers the freedom to share or backup images directly from the camera to the cloud. Offering 10 GB of personal storage capacity, CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an online facility for storing and sharing photos and video. Users can also automatically transfer their shots to a computer, as well as wirelessly print images2 from the camera on compatible printers including Canon SELPHY and PIXMA models, so photos can be printed and displayed almost immediately after capture.

Holiday memories and photo locations can also be recorded and tagged on the IXUS 140 and PowerShot A3500 IS using the GPS via mobile function. Using the Canon CameraWindow app, users can wirelessly sync the camera to their smartphone's GPS. At the end of each day, Wi-Fi can be activated to pair the captured images on the camera with the location data recorded from the smartphone.

Shoot effortlessly, explore creativity

Packed with fun and easy-to-use modes, all the new models make it super-easy to capture memories or unleash creativity. As well as stunning quality stills, the cameras can instantly switch to capturing HD movies in 720p quality – perfect for enjoying on larger screen HD devices – with a press of the dedicated Movie Record Button. In addition, users can enjoy point-and-shoot simplicity with Smart Auto, or add a unique twist to shots with Creative Filters.

IXUS 140 – shoot with style

The IXUS 140 is the ideal camera for style-conscious users looking for the perfect pocketable camera to capture their adventures. Its powerful technologies are packed into a super-slim and sleek body, available ina choice of four impactful colours – Grey, Silver, Red and Pink. A large 7.5 cm (3.0'') PureColor II G LCD screen also provides the perfect way to frame and review shots on nights out and at parties.

A PowerShot for everyone

The new collection of PowerShot A-series cameras offers the perfect model for every budget. Ideal for users looking for point-and-shoot simplicity, each model provides ease of use and stylish designs. The PowerShot A3500 IS and PowerShot A2600 boast eye-catching aluminium front finishes available in a choice of four vibrant colours3. The PowerShot A3500 IS and PowerShot A2600 feature a bright 7.5 cm (3.0'') LCD display, while the PowerShot A1400 features a 6.7 cm (2.7'') screen, making it easy to review images and view on-screen hints and tips. The PowerShot A1400 also features an optical viewfinder, ideal for users who prefer a more traditional shooting experience.

All new models feature a new Eco mode, which is designed to conserve battery life. Eco mode automatically shuts off some of the camera's features, including the LCD display when in standby– allowing users to keep shooting for longer.

IXUS 140 key features:

  • Stylish Wi-Fi IXUS in four colours
  • 8x zoom lens, 28mm wide-angle
  • 16 Megapixels
  • Intelligent IS
  • Wi-Fi for easy sharing and GPS via Mobile
  • 7.5cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes)
  • Fun and creative modes
  • Eco mode

PowerShot A3500 IS key features:

  • 16.0 Megapixels
  • 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens; 10x ZoomPlus
  • Intelligent IS
  • Wi-Fi; GPS via mobile
  • Slim body with metal exterior
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes); Help button
  • Eco mode
  • Creative modes. Live View Control

PowerShot A2600 key features:

  • 16.0 Megapixels
  • 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens; 10x ZoomPlus
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD
  • Slim body with metal exterior
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Smart Auto plus Help button
  • Digital IS
  • Face Detection, Live View Control
  • Eco mode
  • Fun and creative effects

PowerShot A1400 key features:

  • 16.0 Megapixels
  • 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens; 10x ZoomPlus
  • 6.8 cm (2.7") LCD and optical viewfinder
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes); Help button
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Digital IS
  • Eco mode
  • Face Detection
  • Creative modes; Live View Control

Canon Elph 130 IS/IXUS 140 specifications

Body type
Body typeUltracompact
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Other resolutions4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 1832, 3264 x 2176, 2448 x 2448, 1920 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 480 x 480
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 4
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)28–224 mm
Optical zoom8×
Maximum apertureF3.2 - F6.9
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusNo
Macro focus range1 cm (0.39)
Number of focus points9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots460,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typePureColor II G TFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed15 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Smart Auto
  • Program
  • Movie Digest
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Smooth Skin
  • Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer)
  • High-speed Burst (4.0MP)
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Low Light (4.0MP)
  • Fish-eye Effect
  • Miniature Effect
  • Toy Camera Effect
  • Soft Focus
  • Monochrome
  • Super Vivid
  • Poster Effect
  • Color Accent
  • Color Swap
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Long Shutter
  • Stitch Assist
Built-in flashYes
Flash range3.50 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Continuous drive1 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
FormatH.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini)
WirelessBuilt-In
Remote controlNo
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NB-11L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)190
Weight (inc. batteries)133 g (0.29 lb / 4.69 oz)
Dimensions95 x 56 x 21 mm (3.74 x 2.2 x 0.83)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSOptional
GPS notesvia Smartphone app

PowerShot A3500 IS, A2600 and A1400 specifications

 Canon PowerShot A3500 ISCanon PowerShot A1400
Body type
Body typeCompact
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Other resolutions4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
ProcessorDIGIC 4
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationOpticalNo
Image stabilization notes3-stop
Uncompressed formatNo
File format
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)28–140 mm
Optical zoom5×
Maximum apertureF2.8 - F6.9
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4x)Yes (5x)
Manual focusNo
Macro focus range3 cm (1.18)
Number of focus points9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size32.7
Screen dots230,000
Touch screenYesNo
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNoneOptical (tunnel)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed15 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Smart Auto
  • Program
  • Live View Control
  • Smart Auto
  • Program
  • Live View Control
  • Digital IS
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Face Self-Timer
  • Low Light (4.0MP)
  • Fish-eye Effect
  • Miniature Effect
  • Toy Camera Effect
  • Monochrome
  • Super Vivid
  • Poster Effect
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Long Shutter
  • Discreet
Built-in flashYes
Flash range3.00 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive1 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
FormatH.264
Videography notesMiniature Effect (HD (5, 2.5, 1.25 fps) or L (6, 3, 1.5 fps))
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMINo
WirelessBuilt-In
Remote controlNo
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery PackAA
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NB-11L rechargeable battery & charger2 x AA batteries
Battery Life (CIPA)200150
Weight (inc. batteries)135 g (0.30 lb / 4.76 oz)174 g (0.38 lb / 6.14 oz)
Dimensions98 x 56 x 20 mm (3.86 x 2.2 x 0.79)95 x 62 x 30 mm (3.74 x 2.44 x 1.18)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSOptionalNone
GPS notesvia Smartphone app

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 Canon Elph 130 IS / IXUS 140  
Canon PowerShot A3500 IS  
Canon PowerShot A2600  
Canon PowerShot A1400