The new camera is 10 MP and has a feature called iSCN, or intelligent scene recognition, a process whereby the camera chooses a scene mode (Portrait, Portrait and Backlight...) without having to choose the scene from the mode dial.
The camera comes with a Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens (33-165 mm, 35 mm equiv.), image stabilization, up to 3200 ISO setting, face detection technology, smile shutter technology (camera takes shot only when subject(s) smile), mpeg movie mode, 9 point AF, exposure compensation.
The camera does not have aperture and shutter speed priority modes (Av, Tv).
The camera comes out in March.