Canon beefs up their Powershot line with the A650 IS, and A720 IS

We’re not the photographer type, but in our experience, Canon seems to craft some of the most solidly manufactured and feature packed pro-sumer digicams on the market. These new Powershot cams look to be no exception. The company has just announced two new additions to their Powershot line of consumer-oriented, feature-rich digital cameras, both sporting the company’s upgraded DIGIC III optical processor. The first, the Powershot A650 IS, is a 12 megapixel shooter that retains the distinct styling of the company’s A-series cameras. The A650 IS also has a 6x optical zoom lens, and the trademark 2.5" flip-out LCD that makes framing those MySpace Facebook pics just a bit easier. Pretty dope. The second camera is the A720 IS, a slightly "down-market" affair, sporting a meager 8 megapixel sensor,  and lacking the pivoting LCD of its bigger brother. 6x optical zoom is standard. Look for the A650 IS to retail for $399, and the A720 for the uber reasonable $249, with street prices likely a bit lower.

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