Canon IXUS 210 hands-on

Canon has announced its new spring collection in time for what would appear to be the almost defunct PMA show later in the month.

The new Canon IXUS 210 will focus on bringing an array of interesting picture features and enhancements above and beyond, making sure you can just point and shoot.

All controlled via a capacitive touchscreen on the back, the display was responsive and easy to zip through the menus. Icon's are simply pressed to access things like ISO and even after a quick play we forgot that the camera lacked all the traditional buttons. 

Picture modes of note are the "miniature" mode that is a basic tilt shift effect - making everything look like you're shooting a model image - and a fisheye lens option that you can adjust the strength of (low, medium and high).

Of course, for those that just want to take pictures, you'll get a wink mode and smile mode that means the 210 won't take the picture until you make the right action.

Available in March, the new model will sport 14.1 megapixels, 5x ultra wide-angle zoom lens and HDMI out, all for around £349.00.