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2012-09-17 09:02
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Canon today announces 3 new PowerShot digital cameras - G15, S110, and SX50 HS. These 3 new models provide advanced features, greater focusing speed and multiple-shot speed. Both the G15 and S110 models include a newly designed 12.1 Megapixels High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor. The G15 features a new 28mm wide-angle f/1.8 - f/2.8 lens with 5x optical zoom, maximum ISO speed of 12800, 1080p Full HD video with a built-in stereo microphone, 10fps High-Speed Burst HQ mode at full resolution, accessory shoe for Speedlites, an optical viewfinder, 3.0-inch 922,000-dot LCD display. Additional optional accessories include the Tele Converter Lens, Conversion Lens Adapter for Macro Ring Lite or Macro Twin Lite, a threaded Filter Adapter for 58mm lens filters, and WP-DC48 Waterproof Case (up to 130 feet).

The PowerShot S110 comes with built-in Wi-Fi feature allowing the camera to share images and video to social networking sites through the Canon iMAGE GATEWAY or to Wi-Fi enabled devices such as iOS or Android smartphones and tablets with the free download of the Canon CameraWindow app. The S110 features a 24mm f/2.0 wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom, ISO speed of 12800, 10fps High-Speed Burst HQ mode at full resolution, 1080p Full HD video, built-in stereo microphone, optical zoom while shooting, and convenient playback via HDMI output. The PowerShot SX50 HS comes with a 50x optical zoom (24-1200mm) and 24mm wide-angle lens with Optical Image Stabilization, a maximum ISO of 6400, 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD screen (461,000 dots) and a Zoom Framing Assist function to help users locate, track and capture subjects while zooming. The SX50 can also capture 12-bit RAW + JPEG image files. The new PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110 and PowerShot SX50 HS digital cameras are expected to be available in October 2012 for $499.99, $449.99 and $479.99, respectively. Check out the following press announcement for more details:


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Exceptional Optics And Wi-Fi Connectivity Help Photographers Get Creative With Three New PowerShot Models From Canon U.S.A.

New Lineup Includes the PowerShot G15 With Bright f/1.8-f.2.8 5x Optical Zoom Lens,the Wi-Fi Enabled PowerShot S110 to Stay Connected With Great Image Quality, and the Powerful PowerShot SX50 HS, the World's First 50x Optical Zoom Digital Camerai 

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 17, 2012 - Designed for photographers of all levels, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announces the addition of three feature-packed digital cameras - the PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110, and PowerShot SX50 HS digital cameras - providing advanced features, greater focusing speed and multiple-shot speed in sophisticated, compact camera bodies. All three models include advancements in auto focus (AF) technology for high-speed responsive AF systems that capture the moment as it happens, with significantly reduced lag timeii. Both the PowerShot G15 and PowerShot S110 models include a newly designed 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor for exceptional light gathering and image quality. In addition to improvements to focusing speed and shooting speeds over their predecessors, each camera offers unique high-end features, such as an f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens on the PowerShot G15. The PowerShot S110 includes Wi-Fi connectivity for the ultimate in image quality and on-the-spot sharing, while the PowerShot SX50 HS boasts the world's first 50x optical zoom in a digital camera to date.

"Art is the by-product of creativity and inspiration. With the introduction of the advanced features in these three new PowerShot models, our customers will have the right tools to put their creativity into action and produce images that they will share for a lifetime," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

PowerShot G15 Digital Camera
The powerful new PowerShot G15 builds upon the success of the G-series providing some of the most advanced features in Canon's PowerShot lineup. The PowerShot G15 continues this tradition with a new 28mm wide-angle f/1.8 - f/2.8 lens with 5x optical zoom, great for low-light shooting or dramatic shallow depth of field. The PowerShot G15 includes Canon's HS SYSTEM where the camera's DIGIC 5 image processor and newly designed Canon 1/1.7-inch 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor work in tandem to enhance low-light image quality at a maximum ISO speed of 12800. Enabling creative video capture, the PowerShot G15 shoots 1080p Full HD video with a built-in stereo microphone for great sound and zooming is enabled for optimal framing while recording.

The PowerShot G15 also features advancements in Canon's AF system with improved AF times and reduced lag over previous G-series models. These AF improvements also enhance the High-Speed Burst HQ mode allowing for continuous capture of up to 10 frames at 12.1-megapixels. While shooting still images or recording video the camera also utilizes Canon's Intelligent IS to stabilize the image and provide crisp photos and steady video.

The PowerShot G15 retains an accessory shoe for Speedlites and an optical viewfinder as an option to the bright 3.0-inch 922,000-dot LCD display. For even more creative options, the PowerShot G15 can accommodate additional optional accessories such as the Tele Converter Lens, a Conversion Lens Adapter to allow the attachment of a Macro Ring Lite or Macro Twin Lite to the camera, and a threaded Filter Adapter for 58mm lens filters. For the wet and wild underwater adventurer the new PowerShot G15 also has an optional WP-DC48 Waterproof Case, capable of diving to depths of up to 130 feet.

PowerShot S110 Digital Camera
Style, performance and wireless connectivity fit into your pocket with the new PowerShot S110 digital camera. Built-in Wi-Fi features allow the camera to share images and video to social networking sites through the Canon iMAGE GATEWAYiii or to Wi-Fi enabled devices such as iOS or Android smartphones and tabletsiv with the free download of the Canon CameraWindow appv, or to other select PowerShot cameras, or to a PC. The advanced wireless features let the camera act as a wireless network and record GPS datavi acquired from a smartphone using the free download of the Canon CameraWindow appvii, or send images directly to a Wi-Fi compatible printerviii.

The PowerShot S110 includes a 24mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom and bright f/2.0 aperture ideal for low-light photography or soft backgrounds with shallow depth of field. Featuring Canon's HS SYSTEM, the PowerShot S110 camera's DIGIC 5 image processor and newly designed Canon 1/1.7-inch 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor work together to enhance low-light image quality at a maximum ISO speed of 12800. As with the PowerShot G15, the PowerShot S110 also features advancements in Canon's AF system with improved AF times and reduced lag over previous S-series models. These AF improvements also enhance the High-Speed Burst HQ mode allowing for continuous capture of up to 10 frames at 12.1-megapixels. The video capabilities of the PowerShot S110 are equally impressive with 1080p Full HD video, built-in stereo microphone, optical zoom while shooting, and convenient playback via HDMI output. Camera menu navigation, image playback and viewing has been made simple and intuitive with a 3.0-inch wide capacitive touch panel LCD screen, along with Canon's Touch Shutter feature, which makes shooting easy and interactive.

The camera's Intelligent IS system matches the shooting conditions with one of six stabilization modes for smooth video and sharp images. Diving and underwater enthusiasts will enjoy the new optional PowerShot S110 waterproof case, the WP-DC47, capable of diving to depths of up to 130 feet.

PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera
The new PowerShot SX50 HS includes a high-powered 50x optical zoom (24-1200mm) and 24mm wide-angle lens with Optical Image Stabilization for clear steady images even at full telephoto. To help maximize the potential of the 50x zoom lens, are incredible 1080p Full HD video capabilities of the PowerShot SX50 HS with stereo sound and optical zoom while recording. The PowerShot SX50 HS includes Canon's HS SYSTEM where the camera's image processor and CMOS image sensor work together to enhance low-light image quality at a maximum ISO speed of 6400.

The PowerShot SX50 HS also features advancements in Canon's AF system with improved AF times and reduced lag over previous SX-series models. These AF improvements also enhance the High-Speed Burst HQ mode allowing for continuous capture of up to 10 frames at 12.1-megapixels. For those tricky overhead or low-angle shots, the camera features a new 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD screen (461,000 dots) and Zoom Framing Assist to help users locate, track and capture subjects while using the extreme telephoto on the PowerShot SX50 HS. By pressing a button, the Zoom Framing Assist Seek function remembers your previous zoom position, zooms out to let you locate your subject, and zooms right back into the saved position when the button is released. A second Zoom Framing Assist Lock button allows the camera to lock the Image Stabilization onto the center of the frame for additional compensation of camera movement, making it much easier to keep the intended subject in frame. The camera also features an electronic viewfinder, ideal for shooting in bright outdoor conditions. To help make photography simple, Canon's Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects optimal camera settings from 58 pre-defined shooting situations.

The PowerShot SX50 HS can be set to capture 12-bit RAW + JPEG image files for instant file back-ups and great latitude with post-processing and image modification. A hot shoe allows for optional accessories such as Canon Speedlites or additional lighting options.

Pricing and Availability
The new PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110 and PowerShot SX50 HS digital cameras are expected to be available in October 2012 for an estimated retail price of $499.99, $449.99 and $479.99, respectively.

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Imaging Resource - Mar 26 2013
"The Canon G15 premium compact digital camera steps up its game over its predecessor, the G12, in many ways. The most notable is the 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent) lens that's very fast for a camera of this type, ranging from f/1.8 at wide to f/2.8 at tele. The G15 has also been upgraded with a 12-megapixel, 1/1.7 CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 processor, gi..." More »
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PhotographicCentral - Feb 07 2013
"Canon brings the G series back to some of its roots, and also (just) back into your pocket. Although it's not an ultracompact by any means, the G15 is slim enough to fit into a coat pocket, big shirt pocket, or even loose jeans pockets in a pinch. This makes it a bit more portable than recent G series cameras, more like the G7 which basically was the grandf..." More »
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Steve's Digicam - Dec 04 2012
"Our outdoor image samples were taken with the camera's Smart Auto shooting mode. With the ability to detect and choose between 58 shooting settings, it did an excellent job in each of our shots. All of our images show excellent exposures, vivid colors and are loaded with fine details. There is also a high level of contrast to all of these images, which is a..." More »
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ePhotoZine - Nov 26 2012
"Images are well exposed with excellent colour reproduction. Portraits have very pleasant skin tones which are free of red-eye when using the flash. To freeze the water movement in the third picture above, we have been able to shoot with the aperture wide open 1/1000 sec at ISO 800. It is worth noting that when shooting with the HDR mode you need to use a tr..." More »
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