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PICS: Canon announces three PowerShot cameras for India

Last updated on: September 27, 2012 13:38 IST

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Swapnil Mathur, ThinkDigit.com

Canon has announced the S110, G15 and SX50 HS for India, cameras that are the newest upgrades to Canon's lineup. The trio were recently shown and demoed at Photokina in Germany, and India is already set to get a taste of them soon. The pricing and release dates for the cameras have not yet been announced however.

Amongst the many changes, Canon claims that the two areas that received significant focus was improving AF speed and reducing shutter lag, across the entire product line. There are also some obvious ergonomic/build alterations that are obvious upon first look. However, each camera has its own unique set of features, something Canon has spent a lot of time on in order to distinguish the various lines of products, especially the S and G series.



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Canon PowerShot S110

The S110 is to replace the S100, Canon's favoured advanced point and shoot courtesy its fast aperture lens. Not a lot has changed on the S110 with regards to the optics (same 24-105mm lens with f/2.0-5.9) and neither has the sensor.

The S110 is using the same 12.1 megapixel sensor and the same DIGIC 5 chip for handling image data.

What has changed on the S110, however, is the fact that it now comes with a touchscreen (although the resolution is 461K dots) and built in wi-fi. The ability to record images in native RAW is retained, but the flash gains a 'rear curtain sync' feature, which works wonders in balancing ambient and flash exposures in low light.

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Image: Canon PowerShot S110

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Key specifications

  • Sensor: 12.1 megapixel Canon CMOS
  • Imaging processor: DIGIC 5
  • Lens: 5x (24?mm) optical zoom lens
  • Aperture range: f/2.0-5.9
  • Max ISO speed: 12800
  • Continuous shooting speed: Approx 10 shots/sec (In High-speed Burst HQ mode)
  • Maximum video quality: Full HD
  • LCD: 3-inch LCD touch-screen
  • Battery type: Lithium battery
  • Dimensions: 98.8 x 59.0 x 26.9mm
  • Weight: Approx. 198g (14.1 oz., including the battery and memory card)

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Image: Canon PowerShot S110

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Canon PowerShot G15

The Canon PowerShot G15 is a significant upgrade to the previous G12 model, and in many ways, seems to be better than the S110, at least in specs.

The G15 comes bundles with a non-replaceable 28-140mm lens that has an aperture range of f/1.8-2.8. The sensor is the same as the one in the S110 though, a 12 megapixel silicon slab with a DIGIC 5 chip.

Canon also claims that the AF on the G15 is significantly better than the G12, almost 53 per cent better, making it the fastest AF in a compact camera Canon has ever produced. The G15 is also supposed to be more pocket friendly, measuring in about 15 per cent thinner with its lens retracted.

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Image: Canon PowerShot G15

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Key specifications

  • Image sensor: 12.1 megapixel Canon CMOS
  • Imaging processor: DIGIC 5
  • Lens: 5x (28-140mm) optical zoom lens
  • Aperture range: f/1.8-2.8
  • Max ISO speed: 12800
  • Continuous shooting speed: Approx 10 shots/sec (In High-speed Burst HQ mode)
  • Maximum video quality: Full HD
  • LCD: 3-inch LCD
  • Battery type: Lithium battery
  • Dimensions: 106.6 x 75.9 x 40.1mm
  • Weight: Approx. 352g (12.4 oz, including the battery and memory card)

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

The final addition is the mammoth SX50 HS, Canon's SLR-Bridge camera with a 50x optical zoom (24-1200mm), making it the highest zooming camera yet.

Imagine wise, it uses a slightly smaller sensor than the G15 and S110 (1/2.3 vs 1/1.7), but maintains the 12 megapixel count from the SX40 HS.

Interestingly, the larger focal length on the lens comes at the price of aperture, which varies between f/3.4 on the wide end to f/6.5 on the telelphoto end.

The SX40 HS, though with a zoom range of 24-840mm, did maintain a smaller aperture range (f/2.7-5.8).

The SX50 HS takes things up a notch with a maximum burst mode speed of 13 fps (in high burst mode) a whole 3 frames faster than its predecessor. It also replaces the eyefi capabilities of the SX40 HS with a built-in wi-fi chip that can be used to transfer images to smartphones using Canon's own app for iOS and Android devices.

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Key specifications

  • Image sensor: 12.1 megapixel CMOS
  • Imaging processor: DIGIC 5
  • Lens: 50x (24-1200mm) optical zoom lens
  • Aperture range: f/3.4-6.5
  • Max ISO speed: 6400
  • Continuous shooting speed: Approx 13 shots/sec (In High-speed Burst HQ mode)
  • Maximum video quality: Full HD
  • LCD: 2.8" Vari-angle LCD
  • Battery type: Lithium battery
  • Dimensions: 122.5 x 87.3 x 105.5 mm
  • Weight: Approx. 595g (21 oz., including the battery and memory card)

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