Canon USA ( has announced the addition of the PowerShot G12 and PowerShot SX30 IS to its digital camera line-up. They’ll be available in early October and late September for US$499.99 and $429.99, respectively.

The PowerShot G12 will have High Definition (HD) video capture capabilities along with the HS (High Sensitivity) System. It has a 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD with 461,000 dots of resolution. A new control dial has been added to the front of the camera as well for easy adjusting of camera settings similar to how users operate a Canon Digital SLR camera.

The PowerShot G12 sports a 5X-Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization and its wide-angle capabilities starting at 28mm. You can use the camera with compatible optional accessories such as Speedlite flashes, an underwater housing and a tele-converter lens.

According to Canon, the PowerShot SX30 IS Digital camera is the world’s first point-and-shoot model to feature a 35X-Wide Angle Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization. It’s designed for photo enthusiasts capturing memorable images or videos at sporting events or special occasions. It sports a super telephoto lens that ranges from an ultra-wide 24mm to a maximum length of 840mm.

The PowerShot SX30 also touts new Zoom Framing Assist button to aid in the tracking and capturing of subjects from a great distance away while keeping the lens in focus. The Zoom Framing Assist button allows the user to zoom out, find the subject and then zoom back in.

The PowerShot SX30 IS has a 14.1-Megapixel sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor and a 2.7-inch wide vari-angle LCD. It uses a Lithium ion rechargeable battery rather than the standard AA batteries found on previous models.