Available in four new colours, the 7.1 Megapixel Digital IXUS i7 zoom
incorporates a 2.4x optical zoom and Canonís new DIGIC III
processor1. In addition to rapid performance and improved image
rendering, DIGIC III significantly reduces noise at speeds up to ISO
The processor also brings Canon's Face Detection AF/AE1 system to the
Digital IXUS i7 zoom. This new technology automatically detects the
faces of up to nine subjects within a frame and intelligently tailors
focus and exposure to optimize the result, making it perfect for use at
parties and other social situations.
The Digital IXUS i7 zoom features:
- Slim design in four new colours
- 7.1 Megapixels and 2.4x optical zoom
- DIGIC III with Noise Reduction Technology and Face
- Extra telephoto reach with Safety Zoom2
- 17 shooting modes, including movies
- ISO 1600
- My Colours photo effects
- Camera Station with Wireless Controller for easy charging,
direct printing, PC connection and AV out
- Vertical shutter release for portrait orientation shooting
The ultra compact Digital IXUS i7 zoom (96.1 x 45.1 x 23.9 mm) can be
carried comfortably and conveniently in pockets or small bags. With an
all-metal body available in four chic colours - Denim Blue, Steel Grey,
Sepia and Sizzling Pink Ė there is a Digital IXUS i7 zoom to
suit each user's individual style. A 7.1 Megapixel sensor gives the
user great cropping capabilities while capturing enough fine detail to
guarantee high quality at large print sizes.
Canonís new Safety Zoom3 has been included in the Digital
IXUS i7 zoom, giving users a feature that offers greater telephoto
reach and better results when framing distant subjects. By using Safety
Zoom, the photographer can expand the possible zoom magnification when
shooting smaller size images without worrying about reduced image
DIGIC III with Face Detection AF/AE 4
Improved responsiveness and colour rendering is driven by
Canonís new DIGIC III image processor. The processor also
brings increased noise reduction, extending the camera's ISO range to
Utilising Canonís new hardware-based Face Detection AF/AE5
technology, the Digital IXUS i7 zoom is ideal for parties and other
social events. The system is capable of detecting up to nine faces
within a frame and optimising focus and exposure accordingly. In
situations where there is strong backlighting, Face Detection AF/AE
will automatically use fill-in flash to correctly expose the human
subject(s) while maintaining the correct exposure for the background.
The camera automatically recognises and reverts back to the 9-point
AiAF system when the intended focus of attention is not a face.
Boasting 17 different shooting modes Ė including Special
Scene modes and movie modes Ė the camera gives the user a
wide variety of creative options. A new Aquarium scene mode optimises
colours and controls the flash and ISO when photographing underwater
life in glass tanks.
Image Management and printing
Image management is made easier by My Category6, an addition that
automatically assigns each photo with a category Ė People,
Scenery or Event Ė depending on the shooting mode used and
whether Face Detection was activated. These customisable categories are
also recognised by Canonís software package, ZoomBrowser EX,
which is included for easy PC-based image management.
One-touch direct printing and uploading is made possible with the
cameraís Print/Share button, which also acts as a vertical
shutter release to make portrait shooting easier. Canonís
unique Intelligent Orientation Sensor automatically rotates any
vertically shot images or movies (VGA at 30fps and QVGA up to 60fps) to
the correct orientation for LCD, TV or PC playback.
The Digital IXUS i7 zoom comes with a convenient Camera Station dock
that serves as a base for quick and easy printing, PC uploads and
battery charging. The dockís Wireless Controller gives the
user the ability to control slideshows and movie playback on the TV,
straight from the camera's AV Out connection.
Pricing and availability
The IXUS i7 zoom will be available from October 2006 for
£249.00 RRP inc. VAT/ Ä 359.99 RRP inc. VAT.