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Continuing the heritage of IXUS, the IXUS 960 IS and IXUS 860 IS showcase the perfect combination of stunning screens, striking designs and superior technology
Press Release
 
Key features:
IXUS 960 IS
·         12.1 megapixel CCD
·         3.7x optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS)
·         Canon PureColour 2.5 Inch LCD Screen
·         Titanium body
·         DiG!C III Imaging Processor with ISO 1600
·         Face Detect with Auto Focus, Auto Exposure, Flash Exposure and in-camera red-eye correction
 
IXUS 860 IS
·         8.0 megapixel CCD
·         3.8x optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS)
·         Canon PureColour 3.0 Inch LCD Screen
·         28mm optical wide angle lens
·         DiG!C III Imaging Processor with ISO 1600
·         Face Detect with Auto Focus, Auto Exposure, Flash Exposure and in-camera red-eye correction
 
Canon, Australia’s leading imaging company, today announced the arrival of two additions to the superb IXUS range – the IXUS 960 IS and IXUS 860IS. Successors to the applauded IXUS 900Ti and the IXUS 850IS models, the new duo take their position as the camera of choice for the style conscious photo enthusiast.
 
“The IXUS 960 IS and IXUS 860IS are both stylish and compact, going beyond the conventional and taking the IXUS brand to new heights,” stated Kimberley Langton, Product Manager – Digital Still Cameras, Consumer Imaging Products Group, Canon Australia. “It is the unfaltering pursuit of groundbreaking technologies and design aesthetics that set the Canon IXUS range apart from the competition.”
 
Canon Superior Technology is the Essence of Sophistication
The IXUS 960 IS and IXUS 860IS deliver the most advanced technology within Canon’s stylish IXUS range. The enhanced DiG!C III image processor delivers innovative features including Canon’s Face Detect technology which enables perfect focus and lighting when photographing people in any situation and an in-camera red-eye correction feature allowing the removal of unwanted red-eye with the touch of a button.
 
Boasting Canon’s advanced Optical Image Stabilizer, both IXUS models offer stronger blur resistance under any shooting conditions by correcting the effects of camera shake to allow more dependable photography.
 
The FlagShip Model – The IXUS 960 IS
Boasting a top of the range 12.1 megapixel ultra-high definition CCD and DiG!C III image processor, the IXUS 960 IS provides the ultimate in image quality in a compact, stylish design.
 
The striking, titanium body gives this model a distinction unrivalled by any ordinary camera.
The IXUS 960 IS introduces enhanced new functions to support advanced shooting needs. The three-level remaining battery power display removes the inconvenience of the sudden loss of battery power, while Movie functions now include long-play (LP) mode, offering enthusiasts longer movie shooting and Time Lapse Movie Mode, convenient for recording and playing back fixed-point observations.
 
IXUS 860 IS – Easier Viewing and Shooting
The IXUS 860 IS embraces the same appeal as its predecessor, including the 28mm wide-angle lens that allows creative photographers to expand their scope of work, making it possible to capture large groups of people, architecture and expansive scenery. However, enhancements in basic performance and intuitive design have helped to further evolve this camera into the utmost enjoyable experience in both shooting and viewing.
 
The stunning 3.0 inch Pure Colour LCD screen provides expanded colour reproduction, wider viewing angle and a protective layer making the screen easy to see, even in bright sunlight, and also more resistant to scratches and fingerprints. The new and convenient Touch Control Dial makes operation a breeze and the Image Inspection Tool allows verification of image focus on a particular subject.
 
Similar to the IXUS 960 IS, the IXUS 860 IS also supports new functions for enhanced shooting such as the battery power display, LP mode and Time Lapse Movie Mode. Featuring superior technology in a beautifully designed camera, the IXUS 860 IS will be sure to satisfy the style-conscious, tech-savvy photographer.
 
Pricing and Availability in Australia
The Canon IXUS 960 IS (available Sept 2007 RRP TBC) and IXUS 860 IS (available Sept 2007 RRP TBC) will be available through Canon dealers nationally. For more information customers can contact Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit the website at canon.com.au.
 
About Canon
Canon Australia is a leading provider of advanced, simple-to-use imaging solutions for businesses and consumers. Canon’s Australian R&D company, CISRA, develops customised solutions for local customers, and exports digital imaging technologies for use in Canon products worldwide. Canon has ranked among the top-three US patent recipients for the past 15 years, and had global revenues of around $US35 billion in 2006. Canon Australia also operates Canon Finance Australia, which offers one-stop shopping for customers wanting leasing or finance services. For more information, visit canon.com.au

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