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New high-end Canon IXUS models unveiled

Canon has unveiled two new high-end models in its popular IXUS range of compact cameras: the Digital IXUS 980 IS and Digital IXUS 870 IS.

The flagship, 14.7-megapixel Digital IXUS 980 IS brings several 'firsts' to the IXUS range - including manual control, and a striking design available in stylish, head-turning black, as well as traditional IXUS silver. The Canon IXUS 980 IS (see two pictures below) a second new mode - QuickShot - uses the optical viewfinder for framing and focusing, virtually eliminating shutter lag.

The 10-megapixel Digital IXUS 870 IS features a 4.0x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom, a high-resolution three-inch PureColor LCD screen, and comes finished in gold or silver. The Canon IXUS 870 IS (pictured below) features a wide-angle (28mm) 4x optical zoom, ideal for large group shots, atmospheric interiors or architecture.

Both cameras use Canon's new DIGIC 4 processor, for fast performance and richly detailed, clean images in a huge number of shooting situations. As well as ensuring ultra-fast operation and superb, low-noise images, DIGIC 4 drives several intelligent technologies that Canon claims "make great photos easier than ever".

And both cameras feature Canon's optical Image Stabilizer technology, for blur-free shots throughout the zoom range and in low-light conditions.

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