The top dog is the PowerShot SX530 HS (shown above, in black only), with a 50x optical zoom lens (24-1,200mm, 35mm equivalent), optical image stabilization and a 16-megapixel sensor. It's also packing 1080p HD video, high-speed autofocus and zoom framing assist to help identify the shot's subject. The one drawback is the $430 price tag, which may steer some folks toward an interchangeable model like the Olympus Pen E-P1, unless they need a big zoom. Canon also launched the PowerShot SX710 HS and SX610 HS, with 30x and 18x optical zooms for $350 and $250 each, respectively. All the SX models have WiFi and NFC smartphone connectivity.
For those with lighter budgets, Canon also revealed the PowerShot $150 ELPH 170 IS and $120 ELPH 160 compact models. Both offer 20-megapixel CCDs, 12x optical zoom lenses and 720p video, with the ELPH 170 IS adding optical stabilization. As for the VIXIA video cameras, all have full 1080p HD, a 57x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization. The difference between the three models is down to the details: The $450 VIXIA HF R62 has a higher-capacity battery than the $400 VIXIA R60, though both are otherwise identical and include WiFi and NFC connectivity. The $300 VIXIA HFR600, meanwhile, has no wireless capability and a smaller battery.
Finally, it's worth mentioning that Canon has launched a new Pixma photo printer, the MX492. Canon says the compact-sized model can spit out color prints at 4.4 images per minute and directly connect to cameras or computers via WiFi. It'll be available soon for $100.
Edgar Alvarez contributed to this report.