The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS bridge camera is among a raft of new compacts announced to coincide with this week’s CES show in Las Vegas, USA.
Perhaps of greater appeal to photography enthusiasts is news that Canon has also unveiled a new image storage device, the Connect Station CS100 (see below).
First up is the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (pictured), which features a 50x optical zoom and is due to land in UK stores this month, priced £329.99.
Canon will also this month release the PowerShot N2, sporting a tilting 180° touchscreen and a dedicated selfie mode.
The N2 includes an enhanced Creative Shot function and carries a £289.99 pricetag.
Also on the way is a trio of new Canon Ixus models in the shape of the Ixus 170 (£149.99), Ixus 165 £129.99) and Ixus 160 (£99.99), each boasting a 20-million-pixel imaging sensor.
The Ixus 165 and Ixus 160 are due in shops this month, while the Ixus 170 is expected to arrive in February.
Next month Canon is also due to launch the PowerShot SX710 HS and PowerShot SX610 HS, which carry a 30x and 18x optical zoom respectively, and are priced at £329.99 and £229.99.
Once captured, images can be can be shared wirelessly using built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.
Connect Station CS100
Canon will also use CES to showcase a 1TB image storage and sharing device called the Connect Station CS100.
Photographers should be able to transfer images and movies to the device using NFC wireless connectivity (from NFC-enabled Canon cameras and camcorders), or direct from a camera via USB, or memory card.
Images can also be wirelessly transferred from a smartphone or tablet, for example, over Wi-Fi, via a web browser.
In a statement, Canon UK claimed: ‘The Connect Station CS100 also makes it easy to organise your image libraries via your TV, using the dedicated infrared remote control you can view content in date order or create themed albums.’
The Canon Connect Station CS100 is expected to cost £199.