Canon IXUS 180, a 20 megapixel camera for point and shoot

canon ixus 180

The Canon company has taken advantage of the framework of the first technology fair of the year, CES , which is held during these days in Las Vegas , to present a new range of simple and practical cameras for the ordinary user who needs a camera ready for any time. It is family IXUS has increased in number with the Canon IXUS 180 , a compact camera, simple and very capable thanks to its features, which list a target of 20 megapixels and a zoom of up to 20x .

It is a compact camera that arrives updated with useful features both when taking pictures and sharing them, since it has WiFi and NFC connectivity to link directly with a smartphone or with the company's Canon Connect Station . But what stands out is its 24 mm wide-angle lens, which has 20 megapixels of resolution and a 10x optical zoom , expandable to 20x thanks to ZoomPlus technology without losing too much image quality. All this taking into account its automatic zoom button , which detects the scene and applies the best framing for each occasion.

canon ixus 180

Thus, the Canon IXUS 180 is designed for those who want to portray their surroundings and any moment in a simple way , without advanced knowledge of photography, and at the touch of a button. Its automatic mode detects up to 32 types of possible scenes , adapting the shutter, the aperture and other balances to achieve the best possible result in each case. That is, you only have to point and shoot to take a good quality photograph with a correct frame if it is set to automatic mode .

Something similar happens with video recording , which has its own independent button and instant . Of course, the highest quality of your videos is HD or 720 pixels resolution, although in their favor must speak of the system Intelligent Image Stabilization , a software that improves the quality of the recorded image avoiding tremors and movements when not use a tripod or record on the move .

Once the snapshots are taken, this Canon IXUS 180 has a good selection of filters and editing tools to touch up the photos through its 3-inch LCD screen . Also has the image processing DIGIC 4+ to store images with the highest possible quality.

canon ixus 180

The experience of using this compact camera closes its aforementioned connectivity. And, by having WiFi and NFC , it is possible to connect the camera directly to the Internet to publish photos on social networks such as Facebook , or save them in Canon's own cloud system ( Irista ). But not only that, it also offers to connect to a mobile phone or the Canon docking station to transfer these images without the need for cables, or even to use the mobile as a remote shutter.

At the moment no date or sale price is known , since Canon has only presented the IXUS 180 in society. We will have to wait a little longer to know more details about it.