Canon simplifies PowerShot connectivity


“To give consumers a simple, yet enhanced image sharing experience,” Canon says it’s evolved its wireless functionality with new options that help make posting on social networking sites easy.

The PowerShot ELPH 130 works with an Android or iOS app to connect to smartphones and tablets to wirelessly transfer photos and videos to the devices; the camera can also connect on its own to a WiFi network. The wireless history menu lists the last three connections used for uploading and sharing images. The camera has an 8x zoom, 16-megapixel sensor, and 3-inch LCD, for $200.

Also introduced were the simpler A1400, with an optical viewfinder, 16-megapixel sensor, and a 5x zoom, for $110, and the A2600, which adds a 3-inch LCD, for $150.

The three new cameras’ ECO Mode provides approximately 30 percent longer battery life, Canon says.