HANDS-ON Canon's new Ixus and EOS range

Crazy old Canon – and it is old, 70 this year – announced no less than 43 new products this morning. Of course, this did include two inkje

Crazy old Canon – and it is old, 70 this year – announced no less than 43 new products this morning. Of course, this did include two inkjet printers. Wait – there were also some shiny Ixus compacts and a monstrous DLSR.The coolest cats of the bunch were the Ixus 70 and 75. Both are the thinnest 3x zoom cameras Canon has made, and can capture 7.1MP snaps. They also have a cool new "time-lapse" function, which makes real-time video playback much faster. We had a go, and it’s a fun new feature. Our favourite of the two was definitely the Ixus 75. It differs from its sibling by offering a bigger, 3in screen – as opposed to 2.5in – and also has a touch-sensitive menu ring, which lets you scroll through your gallery of photos in an iPod stylee. We’re also very fond of its silver-and-black colour scheme.   Click through for news of the "world's fastest DSLR"

But the real treat for the professional buffs was the launch of a new flagship DSLR, the EOS 1D Mark III. This beast of a snapper is billed as the "world’s fastest DSLR", thanks to its ability to capture an amazing 110 photos in a single burst.   Other talents include a maximum ISO of 6400 for extreme low light, a much quieter "live view" for when you’re snapping nervous deer, and more user-friendly menus. Our favourite feature, though, was a new Wi-Fi add-on, which clips neatly onto the side and lets you stream live video via a network to your telly or let friends pull images straight from your camera over the web.   

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Canon Ixus 70, Ixus 75, EOS 1D Mark III Price: £250, £270, £3050 On sale: All mid-March Contact: Canon Related stories: New Olympus 770SW swims with the fishes