Canon shows ‘world’s thinnest digital camera’ at CES 2012



Electronics industry experts have flocked to Las Vegas Convention Centre to pour over the latest gadgets as CES officially got underway.

Electronics industry experts have flocked to Las Vegas Convention Centre to pour over the latest gadgets as CES officially got underway.

Samsung, Sony and Intel are among the companies with the biggest presence at CES. Each of the tech firms has exhibit space packed with their newest and most glamorous products, with a plethora of staff on hand to promote and explain the goods.

Big and brash is normally the order of a day inside the convention centre, but Canon managed to impress with what it claims to be the world's thinnest digital camera - the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS.

Canon Power Shot ELPH 520 HS 1

Due to be released by Canon in the next few months, the slender digital camera has its Digic 5 image processor which produces striking images, even in low light. Its small size and performance in poor light is sure to make it a hit with anyone who likes to take pictures while they're out on the town.

For those with a little more room in their handbags, or jeans pocket, Canon proudly showed off the ELPH 110 HS. The digital camera is only slightly bigger than the 520 model, but you get 16.1 megapixels, not to mention its 5x optical zoom lens and high-speed burst mode to make sure you don't miss out on the perfect picture by a moment.

Meanwhile, Samsung has been talking up the wireless capabilities of its latest digital cameras and camcorders. The Samsung WB150F is a 14.2 megapixel digital camera which interacts with your other wireless gadgets beautifully.

Transferring photos from your camera to your laptop can be a pain, but it's effortless with the WB150F, which also boasts an incredible 18x zoom Schneider lens and a 3" hVGA LCD screen.

The Samsung QF20 camcorder has the same wireless capability and convenience as the digital camera, but its trump card is the vertical recording mode. You can shoot video in portrait, which could be just fantastic for catching the bride walking down the aisle.

Samsung employees refused to be tied down to a price or release date for either product, but said they would be coming soon.

Lenovo and Motorola Mobility, which is subject to a takeover deal from Google, will use Intel's new processor in their Android mobile devices. Intel's Medfield chip is muscling in on Arm's territory, with most of the processors in the sector being based on the British firm's designs.