Canon launches IXY 32S Compact digital camera with Touch Shutter in Japan

Canon Japan today announced the launch of the compact digital camera IXY 32S- a 12.1-megapixel compact digital camera featuring a bright f/2.0 lens and the HS System, along with an LCD touch-screen monitor and a Touch Shutter function. The camera is for the Japanese market only. Inheriting the same outstanding basic performance as the IXY 31S, released in March this year, the Canon IXY 32S’s new Touch Shutter allows users to determine the ideal timing in which to capture a photo while viewing the scene on the camera’s viewing monitor.
By applying a finger to the wide 3.2 inch, 16:9 aspect ratio Clear Live LCD T monitor (approximately 461,000 dots) users can select the focal point within the frame, and by lifting the finger from the screen, they can release the shutter to capture an image.

The Canon IXY 32S incorporates a bright f/2.0 aperture, 24 mm 1 4.4x zoom lens that supports shooting at shutter speeds faster than ordinary lenses. The new Canon IXY 32S supports the recording of Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 video at 24 frames per second (fps) with high-quality stereo sound. It also includes a Movie Digest mode that automatically records short video clips of up to approximately four seconds during the seconds just before still images are captured, which are then combined to create a short movie highlighting the day’s events.
The IXY 32S, available in four stylish color variations—pink, gold, silver and black—will go on sale in Japan on August 4, 2011, at an open price. Canon has set initial production at 20,000 units per month.
Sample Image: Compressibility Fine, Shooting Mode Program AE, Shutter speed 1 / 30 sec,ISO sensitivity 100, Exposure compensation Zero and White balance Auto.