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Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! Booth Report: Canon Inc. (UPDATED)
By Shawn Barnett, The Imaging Resource
(Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 23:46 EST)

With the usual large and impressive presentation, Canon's booth is filled with things to do. There's a portrait photography presentation, a rack of 20D's with huge, white Canon lenses mounted on swivel-arms for passers-by to try the combo out on unsuspecting victims yards away.

The key product featured was of course the Rebel XT. With an 8 megapixel sensor, a new, smaller body, and a 14 frame buffer, the XT does impress. Though we saw the XT earlier, that didn't include the BG-E3 battery grip we saw at the booth. We were impressed by how light the combination is, due to both the smaller size of the XT and the smaller batteries used in the grip.

Taking up the small end of the ELPH line, the SD200 and SD300 were joined by the new SD400 and SD500. The SD400 is a 5 megapixel camera with a 3x zoom and a 2.0 inch LCD viewfinder that will retail for $399.99. The SD500 looks a little different, with an arc jutting out on the right side of the camera, but it also has a 2.0 inch LCD and a 3x zoom. The big news is the SD500's 7 megapixel sensor. Both cameras offer a one minute clip of 320 x 240 at 60 frames per second and 640 x 480 at 30fps for as much as the card will hold. Both will ship in March.

Finally, the ever-popular A75 has been replaced by the A510, which offers a smaller size due to the use of only two AA batteries. The rest of the specs are similar to the A75, with a 3.2 megapixel imager and a 1.8 inch LCD, only they've added a 4x optical zoom instead of the predecessor's 3x zoom. It's already available for $199.99. The A85 was also replaced by the A520, with a very similar look and nearly identical specs, including the use of only two AA batteries. Its 4.0 megapixel imager raises the price $100 to $299.

See below for booth images and photographs of all the cameras.

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Canon Products
Powershot A510
Canon PowerShot A510
3.2 Megapixels
4.0x Zoom
35 - 140mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
A510 shot at 1:2 with [A]
A510 shot at 2:1 with [A] A510 shot at 2:2 with [A]
Powershot A520
Canon PowerShot A520
4.0 Megapixels
4.0x Zoom
35 - 140mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
A520 shot at 3:2 with [B]
A520 shot at 4:1 with [B] A520 shot at 4:2 with [B]
EOS Digital Rebel XT (350D)
Canon EOS 350D Digital Rebel XT
8.0 Megapixels
Digital SLR
Specs
Rebel.XT shot at 5:2 with [C]
Rebel.XT shot at 6:1 with [C] Rebel.XT shot at 6:2 with [C]
Rebel.XT shot at 7:1 with [C] Rebel.XT shot at 7:2 with [C]
Rebel.XT shot at 8:1 with [C] Rebel.XT shot at 8:2 with [C]
Rebel.XT shot at 9:1 with [C] Rebel.XT shot at 9:2 with [C]
Powershot SD200 Digital ELPH
Canon PowerShot SD200 Digital ELPH
3.2 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
Review
SD200 shot at 10:2 with [D]
SD200 shot at 11:1 with [D] SD200 shot at 11:2 with [D]
SD200 shot at 12:1 with [D] SD200 shot at 12:2 with [D]
Powershot SD300 Digital ELPH
Canon PowerShot SD300 Digital ELPH
4.0 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
Review
SD300 shot at 13:2 with [E]
SD300 shot at 14:1 with [E] SD300 shot at 14:2 with [E]
Powershot SD400 Digital ELPH
Canon PowerShot SD400 Digital ELPH
5.0 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
SD400 shot at 15:2 with [F]
SD400 shot at 16:1 with [F] SD400 shot at 16:2 with [F]
Powershot SD500 Digital ELPH
Canon PowerShot SD500 Digital ELPH
7.1 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
37 - 111mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
SD500 shot at 17:2 with [G]
SD500 shot at 18:1 with [G] SD500 shot at 18:2 with [G]
Selphy DS700
SELPHY DS700 Compact Photo Printer
4800 x 1200 dpi inkjet
Connects to your television for image review
Infra-red and USB PictBridge connectivity
SM, MS, SD, MMC and CF / Microdrive slots
Selphy.DS700 shot at 19:2 with [J]
PIXMA iP90
PIXMA iP90 Photo Printer
4800 x 1200 dpi inkjet
USB PictBridge connectivity
Optional infra-red and bluetooth wireless
iP90 shot at 20:2 with [K]
CanoScan 8400F Color Image Scanner
CanoScan 8400F Color Image Scanner
3200 x 6400 dpi optical resolution
USB 2.0 High-Speed
Supports 35mm trans/neg and medium format
8400F.Scanner shot at 21:2 with [L]
PIXMA iP5000 Photo Printer
PIXMA iP5000 Photo Printer
9600 x 2400 dpi inkjet
USB connectivity
Borderless 4" x 6" in 36 seconds
iP5000 shot at 22:2 with [M]

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UPDATED 2005-02-22 17:35ET: More product photos added.

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