Canon Intros SD900, SD800 and SD40 Digital Elph Cameras

Canon rolled out its next three Digital Elphs today, headed up by the SD900, or as it will be known outside the US, the Digital IXUS 900 Ti. As you may have guessed, that "Ti" stands for titanium, giving the 10-megapixel compact shooter an especially elegant look. The SD900 keeps that 2.5-inch LCD viewscreen of its predecessors, but adds Canon's latest Digic III processor that offers advanced noise reduction and face detection technology.

Canon also attempts to take advantage of that 10-megapixel chip with what it's calling "Safety Zoom," where it says you can zoom in 12x without affecting the image quality as long as you're shooting small-sized images. We've never been a big fan of digital zoom, but this just might work. The SD900 will be priced at $500.

More Digital Elphs and pics after the jump.

Canon Intros SD900, SD800 and SD40 Digital Elph Cameras

Canon also announced the Digital Elph SD800, with 7.1 megapixels and optical image stabilization. It's the top-of-the-line of the image-stabilized Elphs (Elves?), with a 2.5-inch LCD viewscreen and 3.8x optical zoom. It will be $400.

Canon Intros SD900, SD800 and SD40 Digital Elph Cameras


The lower-cost offering is the SD40 Digital Elph, with a 7.1 megapixel CCD and a 2.4x optical zoom. It will be $350.

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[Digital Photography Review]