Earlier today, Nikon dropped five COOLPIX point-and-shoot digital cameras; now Canon fired back with the BIG dog EOS Digital Rebel XTi SLR and three new PowerShot digital cameras.
The first new PowerShot A710 IS feature 7.1-megapixel, the A630 is 8-megapixel, and A640 is 10-megapixel. All three cameras have the same 2.5-inch LCDs, nine-point AiAF “Smart” autofocus system, manage SDHC, capable of recording VGA movies with sound at 30 second frames per second for up to 36 minutes per clip, yet they also vary in other features.
The A710 IS feature Canon’s proprietary Image Stabilizer Technology, making it the first A-Series model to have image stabilization. However, the PowerShot A630 and A640 are equipped with high resolution CCDs, with a high-quality Canon 4x Optical Zoom lens, an optical viewfinder, and a 2.5-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen.
Expect to pay $400 for the A710 and A640, while the A630 is list for $300.
Powershot A710 IS, A640 & A630 [via fosfor.se]