Canon reveals local pricing for its Eos 60D and other new cameras

By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY, NSW: Canon has today released the recommended pricing for its new product releases for the Christmas 2010 rush. These new products are expected to be in retailers by the end of September.

The most premium of Canon’s new releases is the Eos 60D DSLR camera, which is replacing the 50D model in the range. This is a mid-level model, though some of its features would make it the high-end at a number of competing suppliers. It features 18-megapixel image capture, a fully reversible LCD monitor (which is great for photographers that like taking self-portraits), four new filters (toy, miniature, soft focus, and grainy black and white) and Full HD movie recording.

Consumers can buy the 60D body only for RRP $1,699, or one of four lens kits, ranging from RRP $1,849 (for the single kit) up to $2,699 (for the platinum kit).

New to the IXUS range is the 1000 HS. This compact camera is described as the world’s slimmest camera with 10x optical zoom. It has Full HD recording, 10-megapixel image capture, and a 3-inch wide LCD screen. This model will be available this month for RRP $549.

In the Canon PowerShot range is the new SX30 IS. This model’s standout feature is its 35x super telephoto zoom. This is a 14.1-megapixel camera with 24-millimetre wide angle lens, 2.7 inch vari-angle screen and HD movie recording. This model will be available in October 2010 for RRP $649.

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