Canon Rolls Out Two New Digital ELPH Cameras

Canon USA announced Thursday two new cameras in its Digital ELPH series.

The Canon PowerShot SD400 and SD500 Digital ELPH (see photos below) are both compact models similar in name and size, but very different in resolution.

Imaging Resource described the camera as: "The SD400, at 5.0 megapixel resolution and 4.5 ounce weight, has a 35-105 millimeter equivalent 3x optical zoom lens, 2.0-inch LCD display, an optical viewfinder, SD/MMC storage, NTSC/PAL video output, USB 2.0 connectivity, and power from an NB-4L Lithium Ion rechargeable battery."

Imaging Resource described the camera as: "The SD500, at 7.1 megapixel resolution and 5.9 ounce weight, has many of these sames features as the SD400 but includes a 37-111 millimeter equivalent 3x optical zoom lens, and draws power from an NB-3L Lithium Ion rechargeable battery."

Both cameras have a 60 frames per second movie mode, at 320 x 240 pixel resolution for a one minute per clip, as well as a 640 x 480 30 frames per second movie mode.

Both cameras will ship in March. The SD400 will retail for US$399.99. The SD500 will retail for $499.99.


The Canon PowerShot SD400.
(All photos courtesy of Imaging Resource)

The Canon PowerShot SD500.

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