Ilse Jurriën : April 8th 2006 - 00:00 CET
|Canon IXUS 65
Canon IXUS 65 : Canon is pleased to announce the launch of a new jewel in the Digital IXUS crown, the Canon Digital IXUS 65 camera. The Canon IXUS 65 digital camera continues the IXUS tradition of fusing cutting-edge technologies and superb build quality with compelling camera design. The innovative Canon Digital IXUS 65 sports a massive 3.0 inch LCD, unique Touch Control Dial and a two-tone finish in brushed silver and ebony black. The new Canon Digital 65 incorporates leading edge features into an ultra slim body. The Canon Digital IXUS 65 sits above the Digital IXUS 55 in the IXUS range and will appeal to style-conscious consumers seeking large displays, advanced functionality and great image quality in a compact camera.|
Canon IXUS 65 - LCD display|
"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. A huge wide-angle 3.0 inch LCD screen is just one of several landmark innovations on the Canon IXUS 65. A new Touch Control Dial replaces the mode dial, touching the dial displays a mode icon on the LCD for quick and easy function selection, particularly after dark. The dial can also be used to scroll through images during playback.
Canon IXUS 65 camera - Image playback
The new Image Inspection Tool of the Canon Digital 65 camera makes use of the large LCD screen by simultaneously displaying a newly shot image and a magnified section of the image, ideal for checking details before leaving the scene. The magnified spot can be moved between AF points or to any point on the image.
Canon IXUS 65 camera - Anti camera shake
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 65 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 65 digital camera allows quick switching between ISO settings.
Canon Digital IXUS 65 - Scenes and 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 65 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 65 compact camera - Widescreen and Video
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 65 cameras’ movie features enable recording of 30fps VGA movie clips of up to 1GB (Depending on memory card speed and capacity). A 65fps 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 65 digital camera - Direct Print and Availability
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 65'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 65 will be available from March 2006 priced at €519.99 RRP inc. VAT.
Canon Digital IXUS 65 features
• 6.0 Megapixel resolution
• 3 inch LCD display
• 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 iMAGE Gateway
The Canon Digital IXUS 65 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 65 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 65 -Accessories
The Canon WP-DC3 Waterproof Case allows users to bring the Canon IXUS 65 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 65 digital camera is compatible with MMC/SD cards, and comes supplied with a 16MB Canon memory card.
Other accessories include:
• Canon DCC-65 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 65 - DIGIC 2 processor
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 IXUS 65 - 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 65 camera - Optical 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.