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Canon debuts four new PowerShot digital point and shoot cameras

updated 12:50 am EDT, Thu August 22, 2013

G16, S120, SX510HS, and SX170IS join the venerable digital PowerShot line

Digital imaging solutions provider Canon today announced the release of four new PowerShot digital cameras: the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS. All four cameras feature DIGIC imaging technology to deliver the best possible image quality in compact digital camera bodies. In addition, all models have the ability to achieve faster autofocusing speeds than was possible with previous PowerShot models. The PowerShot G16 and S120 also feature the new Star mode to help users capture a starry night sky, while the new Background Defocus mode allows users to soften the background of their images for a portraiture look.

The PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS digital cameras come with built-in Wi-Fi technology that allows for files to be wirelessly transferred from the camera to social networking sites through Canon Image Gateway. Alternatively, users can upload images to virtually anywhere on their compatible iOS or Android device with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app.

The PowerShot G16 features a 28-140mm wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8 - f/2.8, which helps while shooting in low-light conditions or for users who want to create a dramatic shallow depth-of-field with soft backgrounds. The G16 is equipped with Canon's HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor, allowing for enhanced low-light image quality. The PowerShot G16 is scheduled to be available in October for an estimated retail price of $550.

The PowerShot S120 features a sharp 24-120mm extra-wide angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8-f/5.7. It is equipped with Canon's HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor allowing for enhanced low-light image quality. The advancements to Canon's AF system allow users to achieve significantly faster autofocusing speeds. The S120 allows for continuous capture of up to 12.1 frames per second at 12.1-megapixels. The camera also records 1080p/60p Full HD video and includes a built-in stereo microphone and convenient playback via HDMI output. The PowerShot S120 is scheduled be available in October for an estimated retail price of $450.

The compact PowerShot SX510 HS digital camera incorporates a 30x optical zoom 24mm wide-angle lens, Intelligent IS technology for image capture, a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor. The camera also records 1080p Full HD video. The PowerShot SX510 HS is scheduled to be available in September for an estimated retail price of $250.

The PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera offers a long zoom in a compact camera body. The camera's 16x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilization captures images whether a subject is up close or far away. Featuring High-Speed AF and Intelligent IS system that provides smooth video and sharp images via six stabilization modes, the SX170 IS operates with a DIGIC 4 Image Processor and a 16.0-megapixel sensor. With 720p HD video capability, users can shoot still and video images and view both via an HDTV using an HDMI connector. The PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera is scheduled be available in September for an estimated retail price of $180.



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