Along with the Powershot N discussed in the last post, Canon has introduced 4 entry-level cameras which share core components. All based around a 16 MP CCD sensor with ISO 100 to 1600 sensitivity range, the A3500 IS, A2600, A1400 and ELPH 130 IS are point-and-shoot cameras for beginners.
All A series model feature a standard 5X wide-angle optical zoom lens, including optical image stabilization in case of the Canon Powershot A3500 IS shown above in purple.
The ELPH model shown just below in red, despite its compact size manages to squeeze in an 8X optical zoom and still be the smallest camera of the bunch. It and the A3500 IS also feature built-in WiFi connectivity. The Canon Powershot ELPH 130 IS is expected to be available next month for a suggested price of $199 USD.
The A2600 shown in blue below is nearly identical to the A3500 IS, except for its lack of built-in stabilization and WiFi. The Canon Powershot A2600 carries a suggested price of $149 USD and is scheduled to be available next month.
Finally, the A1400 runs on 2 standard AA batteries, giving it the longest battery-life of t he group by a huge margin. It also features an optical tunnel viewfinder. The Canon Powershot A1400 carries a suggested price of $109 USD and is scheduled to be available next month.