Joining Canon's recently launched EOS 450D digital SLR camera will be four new digital compact cameras. All of the models benefit from new Motion Detection Technology, which optimises shutter speed to compensate for any movement, ensuring blurred pictures are a thing of the past.

The cameras also benefit from Face Select & Track and Face Detection White Balance functions. Select & Track follows the user-selected face around the frame, ensuring the best results are achieved at the moment the photographer shoots. Face Detection White Balance technology sets the white balance, focus, exposure and flash based on the face detected making sure skin tones appear natural in all environments.

The Digital IXUS 80IS is an 8Mp camera with a 2.5in LCD screen and 3x optical zoom. It is available in four colours including Silver, Candy Pink and Chocolate and is priced at £219 inc VAT.

The Canon IXUS 80IS comes in four colours including Candy Pink

The IXUS is joined by three new models in the PowerShot series. The A470 is a 7Mp camera available in four colours; Red, Blue, Green and Silver. It benefits from a 3x zoom and a 2.5in LCD screen. This will be joined by the A580 and the A590, 8Mp models that also include the 'Easy' shooting mode to take the hard work away from the photographer. Prices will start from £109 and the four compact cameras will be available from March 2008.

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