Canon has launched the PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, ELPH 140 IS, and ELPH 135 budget-friendly compact cameras for beginner photographers.
The final announcement of the day for Canon includes three new point-and-shoot cameras. The trio enters the low-end market with CCD sensors and the promise that they will not make you break the bank when going into the store.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS, ELPH 140 IS, and ELPH 135 are all official with prices standing below the $200. Their main use involves photography, but modern digital cameras capture videos as well. Unfortunately, these three models can only shoot 720p videos, so they are not exactly aimed at professional videographers.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS: trio’s best camera offers 20+megapixel sensor and 10x lens
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS is the best-specced of the bunch. It features a 20-megapixel CCD sensor and a 10x optical zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f/3-6.9.
This compact camera sports Intelligent IS, a system that supports eight optical image stabilization modes. It will make sure that photos and videos remain steady regardless of shooting conditions.
The Japan-based company will release it by the end of this month for a MSRP of $149.99. Buyers will be able to choose from black, blue, red, and silver colors.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS sheds some features and $20 to claim second place
Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS takes the second place when it comes to specs. It is powered by a 16-megapixel sensor and an 8x optical zoom lens providing a maximum aperture of f/3.2-6.9.
It sports the same Intelligent IS technology found in its bigger brother. The design and features are similar, the major differences being the sensor and the lens, as stated above.
Canon will put it on sale later this month for as little as $129.99 in red and gray colors.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 loses “IS” tag, but still captures decent 16-megapixel photos
Last but not least comes the Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 with a 16-megapixel sensor and 8x optical zoom lens. As you have probably noticed, this camera loses the Intelligent IS system, so you will have to rely on your hands to capture steady photos.
The lack of optical image stabilization means that its price has gone down, too. The camera will be sold for $119.99 in black, purple, read, and silver flavors later this month.