updated 09:50 am EDT, Fri May 2, 2003
today announced th "world's smallest and lightest" digital ELPH camera. The new PowerShot SD100, with its ultra-compact size and new white-platinum finish crafted in stainless steel, offers 3.2 megapixels of resolution, exclusive support for Secure Digital (SD) Memory card, and an optional new waterproof housing that allows photographs to be taken up to 130 feet underwater. The PowerShot SD100 Digital ELPH is approximately 15% smaller and 8% lighter than the current PowerShot S230 model. It features the ability to capture up to 3 minutes of video at resolutions up to 640x480 pixels.
The company also announced two new dye-sublimation printers which are approximately 40 percent smaller and 13 percent lighter than current models; they allow users to create color prints up to postcard size (approx. 4 x 6 inches) directly from select Canon digital cameras. Both printers are compatible with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) to facilitate batch printing, e-mail transfers, and print ordering through online photo labs. The company said that pricing and availability of the PowerShot SD100, CP-200 and CP-300 printers will be announced at a later date.