Canon fires off new power snappers

No sooner does Sony fire off a round of Cyber-shots, than Canon replies with a swift volley of Powershots.These two aren't entirely new cameras, rathe

No sooner does Sony fire off a round of Cyber-shots, than Canon replies with a swift volley of Powershots.These two aren't entirely new cameras, rather a nudge up the feature range for two perennial faves.The budget A460 quietly takes the place of the extremely capable, yet bargain bucket, A430, bumping the sensor up by a solitary megapixel to a more respectable five and keeping the bonus 4x zoom. The screen also gets a makeover, up from 1.8 to 2in.Muscling the more enthusiast targeted A540 out the way is the similarly 4x zooming A550 (pictured). It takes a two megapixel leap to 7.1MP and gets the same 2in screen boost.Canon also reckons it's made it easier to use with a new scene selection dial. Sadly it still won't stop you chopping off people’s heads. Damn our amateur photography.

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Canon Powershot A460, A550 Price: £120, £170 On sale: Early February Contact: Canon Related stories: New Canon trio go far and wide