Camera retail chain Jessops has announced that it is the first place in the UK to stock Canon's new IXUS 100 IS compact digital camera.

One of a range of exclusives that Jessops has lined up, the Canon IXUS 100 IS is the slimmest Canon compact camera to date in its IXUS range.

The 12Mp camera has a 2.5in LCD, 3x optical zoom and can shoot video at 30fps (frames per second). Video footage can be shot in high-definition at 1,280x720. The resulting footage can then be viewed on an HDTV as the Canon IXUS 100 has an HDMI port so it can be connected directly to a high-definition output source.

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The camera has an RRP of £299 and is set to go onsale in the UK next month. Colour options will include black, red and silver.

Jessops is selling the camera as from today.

Canon IXUS 100 IS compact camera black