PowerShot SX150 IS: Key features are a 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor and 12x optical zoom lens (28mm equivalent at the wide angle end) with image stabilization. The camera is capable of 720p HD video and has a three-inch LCD viewscreen. This camera also incorporates a discrete shooting mode, which quiets its operation, useful when camera noise would be intrusive. Another nice feature of the SX150 is that it uses standard AA batteries. The SX150 will be available in September. SRP is $279.99.
Elph 510HS and Elph 310HS: Both use a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, but the 510 has a 12x optical zoom while the 310 has an 8x optical zoom. Both lenses use optical image stabilization. Both cameras are also capable of full 1080p HD video. They also incorporate Canon’s HS System, which combines a number of processes to improve low light image quality and shooting performance.
The 310HS uses a three-inch LCD screen, while the 510HS has a slightly larger 3.2-inch screen that is touch enabled, including a feature called Touch Shutter that allows you to take a picture by touching the screen. The Elph 510 HS (SRP $399.99) and ELPH 310 HS (SRP $299.99) will both be available in October.