updated 12:45 pm EST, Fri February 22, 2002
Canon today introduced three new PowerShot digital cameras: the PowerShot A40, A30 and the entry-level A100 as well as a new Card Photo Printer.
Both the A40 (2.0 megapixel) and A30 (1.2 megapixel) offer 3x optical zoom lense, a selectable 3-point AiAF system with single-point center focus and focus lock; a wider shutter speed range of 15 seconds to 1/1500 second; evaluative and Spot Metering; Movie mode (with sound on the A40); Photo Effect mode; 2x-10x enlarged playback function with scrolling; and Direct Print capabilities with Canon's new CP-100 printer as well as the current CP-10.
The PowerShot A100 is a 1.2 megapixel model and Canon's entry-level digital camera in the PowerShot series. It is a single-focal length, autofocus 1.2 megapixel model incorporating several advanced camera features including Movie mode, Photo Effects, Direct Print capabilities using Canon's new CP-100 dye-sub printer, and magnified playback up to 10x for precise image confirmation.
The PowerShot A40 will be in March for $400, the A100 in April for $280 and new Card PhotoPrinter CP-100 in May for $250. Pricing and availability of the A30 is not available.