|Canon IXUS 60|
Ilse Jurriën : April 8th 2006 - 00:00 CET
Canon IXUS 60 : Canon is pleased to announce the launch of a new jewel in the Digital IXUS crown, the Canon Digital IXUS 60 camera. The Canon IXUS 60 digital camera continues the IXUS tradition of fusing cutting-edge technologies and superb build quality with compelling camera design. Featuring a high resolution 2.5 inch LCD screen, the steel-bodied Canon Digital IXUS 60 draws on original IXUS designer Yasushi Shiotani's 'box and circle' concept to achieve a look of classic elegance. The new Canon Digital 60 incorporates leading edge features into an ultra slim body. The Canon Digital IXUS 60 sits above the Digital IXUS 55 in the IXUS range and will appeal to style-conscious consumers.|
Canon IXUS 60 - LCD monitor|
"The new addition to the Digital IXUS range exemplify everything IXUS stands for, leading design, innovative technologies and great performance," said Mogens Jensen Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. The Canon 60's 2.5 inch LCD screen allows for sharp composition and reviewing with no squinting or eyestrain. The screen's wide angle of view makes it easier to share playback with a group. The speaker and mode switch have been repositioned on this model for a firmer grip, while the base of the mode switch acts as a thumb rest for added comfort.
Canon IXUS 60 camera - ISO settings
Stylish compact cameras are generally used indoors, at parties and in other low light situations where the use of the flash can spoil the ambience of the scene. The Canon Digital IXUS 60 incorporates ISO 800 to facilitate flash-free shooting indoors and minimise the effects of camera shake. A new High ISO Auto setting automatically sets exposure using the higher range of ISO sensitivities, prioritising faster shutter speeds for reduced image blur. Dedicated ISO buttons on the Canon IXUS 60 digital camera allows quick switching between ISO settings.
Canon Digital IXUS 60 - Digital photo effects
Canon's My Colours photo effects can now be applied both before and after shooting to images, offering users more opportunities to customise their creations without having to connect to a PC. The Canon Digital IXUS 60 offers 16 shooting modes including a Manual mode, which enables selection of ISO, white balance and other exposure settings. Preset scene modes assist with tricky lighting conditions, including an Underwater mode for shooting underwater with the optional Waterproof Case. Colour Accent and Colour Swap modes enable dramatic colour effects to be applied to both images and movies without the need for a PC or image manipulation software.
Canon Digital IXUS 60 compact camera - Widescreen and Movie
A new Widescreen recording mode (2816 x 1584 recording pixels) allows for still image capturing in 16:9 format, perfect for viewing images on widescreen television or printing wide format (10 x 20cm) photos with a Canon SELPHY CP series Compact Photo Printer (Requires Paper and Ink Set KW-24IP and Wide size Paper Cassette PCW-CP100). The Canon IXUS 60 cameras’ movie features enable recording of 30fps VGA movie clips of up to 1GB (Depending on memory card speed and capacity). A 60fps QVGA mode is ideal for recording fast action sequences and analysing them in slow motion, while the handy Compact mode records up to three minutes in low resolution for easy sharing via email.
Canon IXUS 60 digital camera - PictBridge and Price
A new dedicated and easy to access Print menu simplifies printing of multiple images. Full PictBridge support means users can print directly to any PictBridge compatible printer without the need for a PC. The Canon IXUS 60's ID photo and movie stills features are also available when connected to a Canon SELPHY CP Compact Photo Printer. A Print/Share button allows one-touch printing and easy uploads to Windows or Mac systems. The cameras’ menu systems now feature support for Arabic, bringing the total number of supported languages to 23. The Canon Digital IXUS 60 will be available from March 2006 priced at €449.99 RRP inc. VAT.
Canon Digital IXUS 60 features
• 6.0 Megapixel resolution
• 2.5 inch LCD monitor
• 3x optical zoom 35–105mm (35mm equivalent) with UA lens
• DIGIC II, iSAPS and 9-point AiAF for fast, sharp results
• 16 shooting modes
• My Colours in-camera photo effects
• 30fps VGA movie clips with sound
• High ISO Auto and ISO 800 for flash-free indoor shooting
• Widescreen (16:9) still image recording
Canon software and Canon iMAGE GATEWAY
The Canon Digital IXUS 60 is bundled with the following Canon Software: ZoomBrowser EX 5.6 (Windows), ImageBrowser 5.6 (Macintosh): For organizing and editing images, movies and slideshows, or creating and printing digital photo albums. PhotoStitch 3.1: For creating panoramic photos from multiple images (Windows and Macintosh). The software package also includes ArcSoft's photo manipulation software, PhotoStudio. The bundled software supports Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000 (SP4), XP (SP1/2) and Macintosh OS X v10.2-v10.4. The camera supports PTP for driverless transfer to Windows XP and Macintosh OS X. Purchasers of the Canon Digital IXUS 60 camera are eligible for membership of Canon iMAGE GATEWAY, 100MB of online ‘personal gallery’ space for sharing stills and video with family and friends.
Canon Digital IXUS 60 digital compact camera accessories
The Canon WP-DC3 Waterproof Case allows users to bring the Canon IXUS 60 to a depth of up to 40 metres for compelling underwater shots. Specially designed Weights (Canon WW-DC1) are available to control camera buoyancy. The Canon Digital IXUS 60 digital camera is compatible with MMC/SD cards, and comes supplied with a 16MB Canon memory card.
Other accessories include:
• Canon DCC-60 soft leather case
• Canon Digital IXUS metal and leather neck strap
• Canon ACK-DC10 compact AC power adapter
• Canon NB-4L battery pack
Canon Digital IXUS 60 - DIGIC II
Canon's purpose-built DIGIC II (DIGital Imaging Core) image processor links all primary camera functions for maximum efficiency. High-speed processing results in outstanding responsiveness, rapid auto focus and extended continuous shooting ability. Advanced image processing algorithms deliver superb image detail and colour reproduction with accurate white balance and minimal noise. DIGIC II operates efficiently, for longer shooting on a single charge.
Canon Digital 60 - Auto focus
iSAPS (Intelligent Scene Analysis based on Photographic Space) automatically optimises key camera settings before every shot. Each scene is analysed and cross-referenced against Photographic Space, a vast in-camera library of photographic data. This enables the camera to make optimal adjustments to auto exposure, auto focus and auto white balance before image capture occurs. Canon's 9-point AiAF (Artificial intelligence Auto Focus) automatically scans and selects subjects from a set of nine focusing areas across the scene. This ensures accurately focused images even when subjects are not in the centre of the frame.
Canon IXUS 60 camera - Zoom lens
Canon's UA lens was the world's first ultra-high refractive index glass moulded aspherical lens. Made from glass with a higher refractive index than other aspherical lenses, it allows for an exceptionally slim and compact lens unit. The glass moulded aspherical shape delivers remarkable image quality and avoids the image aberrations that can occur with spherical lens designs.
About Canon Europe
Canon Europe is a vital part of the Canon Group, contributing about one third of Canon’s global sales revenue and selling to more than 100 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Canon is a company that is constantly changing for the better. With annual net sales of Yen 3,467-billion and providing employment for about 110,000 people in more than 200 companies, Canon strives to be a truly excellent company that is trusted the world over. In choosing, Canon products users are provided with style, technology innovation and peace-of-mind quality.