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Canon updates PowerShot line with three cameras, one can upload photos to your phone over Wi-Fi

Canon announced three new point-and-shoot cameras for its PowerShot ELPH / Ixus line, which range from a simple shooter to a high-end model with wireless connectivity and accompanying Android/iOS apps. The announcement comes ahead of the start of this year’s CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan.

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS (Ixus 255 HS in Europe) packs a 12.1MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC5 processor, 10x zoom lens (24mm to 240mm in 35mm equiv.) and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

With that connectivity you can upload photos and videos directly to Facebook, Canon’s iMAGE GATEWAY or to a remote computer. Or, if you have an Android or iOS device and the CameraWindow app, you can have the ELPH 330 HS upload them to your phone or tablet, which has advantages over uploading them directly from the camera.


Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS / Ixus 255 HS

On the more technical side, the ELPH 330 HS can shoot photos at up to 6,400 ISO, do 6.2gps burst capture and record 1080p video with stereo microphones. ECO mode can extend battery life by 30%. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS / Ixus 255 HS will be available in black, silver and pink, and is set to hit shelves in March at an estimated price of $230.

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS / Ixus 132 is next in line, featuring an 8x zoom lens (28mm to 224mm in 35mm equiv.) and 16MP sensor with DIGIC 4 processor. It records HD video and also has ECO mode.


Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS / Ixus 132

The ELPH 115 IS / Ixus 132 will hit the shelves in March too at $170, with black, silver, pink and blue color schemes.

Finally, the Canon PowerShot A2500 is the entry-level member of the lineup. It also has a 16MP sensor with DIGIC4 processor, this time mated to a 5x zoom (28mm-140mm) lens. The camera can record HD video, has ECO mode and a Help button for quick info on how to use the camera, in case you’re not tech savvy.


Canon PowerShot A2500

The PowerShot A2500 will come in April at $130, with black, silver and red color options.

The CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show is an annual industry event, held in Yokohama, Japan. The 2013 edition will open doors on January 31 and will go on for four days.

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