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Canon reveals new PowerShot G15, S110, SX50 HS cameras

updated 06:36 pm EDT, Mon September 17, 2012

New features added include Wi-Fi, 50x optical zoom

In addition to the EOS 6D announcement from earlier, Canon has boosted the PowerShot line with three new models. The G15 provides some of the most advanced features in the PowerShot lineup. Built-in Wi-Fi allows the PowerShot S110 to share images and video to social networking. A high-powered 50x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization give the SX50 HS clear, steady images even at full telephoto magnification.

The PowerShot G15boasts a new 28mm wide-angle f/1.8 - f/2.8 lens with 5x optical zoom. Canons HS system with DIGIC 5 image processor and 1/1.7-inch 12.1MP CMOS image sensor work in tandem for low-light image quality enhancement at a maximum ISO of 12,800. The G15 is capable of 1080P video capture with a built-in stereo microphone. Improvements in the Canon autofocus system give improved focus times and reduced lag over previous G-series models. Continuous capture of 10 frames at 12.1MP is possible. An optical viewfinder and accessory shoe are standard on the model. The G15 is available in October for $500.

Besides just the Wi-Fi on the PowerShot S110, the 24mm f/2.0 wide-angle lens works with the DIGIC 5 image processor with 1/1.7 inch 12.1MP CMOS image sensor works similarly to the G15. The camera's "intelligent" IS system matches the shooting conditions with one of six stabilization modes for smooth video and sharp images. As with the G15, the PowerShot S110 will be available in October for $450.

A new 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD screen and zoom framing assist helps users locate, track, and capture subjects on the new PowerShot SX50 HS. The camera features an electronic viewfinder, with Canon's smart auto mode selecting optimal camera settings from 58 pre-defined shooting situations. The SX50 HS can be set to capture 12-bit RAW + JPEG image files for post-processing and modification. A hot shoe allows for the Canon accessory line to be powered by the camera. The SX50 HS is available for $480.

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