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What’s Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]

What’s Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]

What to expect on August 21, 2013
First, we’re told by a great source that only PowerShot announcements will take place on the 21st. We’re also told not to expect anything “high end”, nothing like the Sony RX100 II. I would imagine at least a few new PowerShots will have features that go along with sharing photos.

Which brings us to…. as some have pointed out, the invitation shows a cloud and not an EOS, PowerShot or EF logo like most invites. There’s a good chance that this is for the Project 1709 photo management service. You can visit it at

I have feelers out to see if anything bigger in the way of an EOS camera is to be announced or showcased. There is always a possibility of a “development” announcement, as that can afford Canon time to actually get a product to market.

More to come…


Canon France Denies Large Sensor Compacts

From Canon France
The fine people at Canon France sent me a tweet explaining yesterdays mention about large sensor compacts. Their reasoning seems reasonable, however it appears they’ve been migrating their web site for 6 months or so. Hopefully they aren’t paying the folks in charge of that by the hour.

I have talked to a few other sources, and none of them had heard anything as of yet about a cool big sensor compact.


One more thing….
Canon is not overly happy with us at the moment, especially one specific country (not France). However, nothing we do here is about being malicious or to hurt anyone. As such, we apologize to anyone that may have been affected in a negative way by yesterdays posts.

Canon France on Twitter



Canon Working on Large Sensor Compacts?

From Canon France
Placeholders on a Canon France web site allude to compact cameras with full frame and APS-C sensors.

Could these be for EOS M, PowerShot or a new line of cameras from Canon?

We are starting to hear that something beyond the 70D announcement is coming, and we’ll try to confirm that as soon as possible.



You can see the placeholders here.

Source: [CW]


Two New PowerShot Cameras Leaked

New S200 and SuperZoom
Two new Canon PowerShot cameras have been leaked. One is the PowerShot S200 and the other looks to be a compact superzoom.

There are no confirmed specs for either camera.

New PowerShots are expected sometime in May/June.

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Source: [DCI]


A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]

A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]

Not a G2X
We’re told that a rethink of a large sensor PowerShot is coming in 2013. It won’t be a G2X and will be designed more like a larger PowerShot S110. It will have a fast short zoom lens and the new 18mp APS-C sensor along with a DIGIC 6 processor. It won’t have an OVF or EVF and will be priced less than the G1X was.

We’re told it will be a late summer announcement along with the regular updates to the PowerShot lineup.


Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Coming Shortly
The most interesting spec is the “DIGIC 6″ that is being reported. We expect to see this camera officially announced this week, lets see if that DIGIC 6 is a typo or not.


  • 20x Zoom
  • Wifi
  • Full HD
  • DIGIC 6


Canon Announces 3 Long Zoom PowerShot Cameras

Canon Announces 3 Long Zoom PowerShot Cameras

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 28, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of three stylish, feature-packed PowerShot Digital Cameras: the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS, ELPH 115 IS and A2500. These new models are ideal for photography enthusiasts of all levels looking for great photo quality and excellent video performance in compact, powerful point-and-shoot designs.

The new PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera provides advanced wireless connectivity for easy sharing. Providing great performance in dimly lit situations, the ELPH 330 HS digital camera includes the Company’s HS SYSTEM that delivers clear images with minimal noise and maximum detail even when shooting in low-light. The new cameras offer great features such as Canon’s Smart AUTO, enabling even novice users to get optimal camera performance automatically, so whether photographing a running child or a solo recital on stage the cameras deliver spectacular images with ease. Smart AUTO allows the cameras to detect up to 58 scenes for the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera and up to 32 scenes for the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera and PowerShot A2500 digital camera. All three models also feature ECO Mode, an advanced new method that manages power consumption and extends battery life by approximately 30 percent, when enabled, allowing you to shoot more photos for a longer amount of time.

“With the introduction of these sleek, new models to our family of PowerShot digital cameras, we are able to provide our customers with a range of imaging options including more models with wireless connectivity to upload and share their amazing creative images,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

PowerShot ELPH 330 HS Digital Camera

Photography today is as much about image quality as it is about sharing, whether through prints or online communities. With this in mind, the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera builds upon the success of the PowerShot line with built-in advanced wireless capabilities to easily share high-quality images captured with an impressive 10x optical zoom lens and 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor. After an initial one-time set-up, the camera can connect to both iOS® or Android smartphones and tabletsi for quick and easy sharing. Users launch Canon’s free CameraWindow applicationii, available on both the iOS® and Android operating systemsi, to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from the camera to their device. Frequently used devices and accounts are conveniently stored in the camera’s wireless history menu for quick one-touch access.

With these enhanced wireless capabilities, users now have the ability to comment on their uploaded photos directly from the camera – so being part of conversations taking place on social networking sites is easy and convenient. In addition, individuals can control the destination of Facebook uploads – choosing to share content with everyone, or post photos only to selected Facebook groups. Users can also instantly upload images wirelessly from the camera to Canon iMAGE GATEWAYiii, and automatically upload them to a computer remotely. Photos can also be printed wirelessly using Wireless PictBridgeiv on select Canon wireless inkjet printers, including the new PIXMA MG6320 Photo All-In-One printer, so special moments can be preserved and cherished.

A fantastic multipurpose lens: the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera provides a 10x optical zoom lens taking images from 24mm wide, up to 240mm at the telephoto end, able to capture that group shot, or zoom in for a dynamic close-up. Great even in low light, the camera’s 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor combine and deliver on Canon’s HS SYSTEM helping ensure detail is captured even in dark or shadowed areas at a maximum ISO speed of up to 6400. For capturing memorable moments on video, at the touch of a dedicated movie-record button, the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera shoots beautiful 1080p Full HD video and includes a built-in stereo microphone for great sound. Helping document vacations with your own personal highlight reel, the camera’s new Hybrid AUTO mode utilizes a combination of Smart AUTO and Intelligent IS to create a beautiful and steady HD video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) in Movie Digest mode every time you shoot a still image. Helping ensure you don’t miss those magic moments, the camera features both High Speed AF for fast focusing speed and High-Speed Burst for continuous capture at up to 6.2 frames per second while maintaining superb image quality. The combination of features, including wireless connectivity, Canon’s Intelligent IS system and ECO Mode, help make the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera a great imaging companion for vacations, all-day sporting events, or family parties.

Expected to hit store shelves in March, the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera will be available in three modern colors: black, silver and pink for an estimated retail price of $229.99.

PowerShot ELPH 115 IS Digital Camera

The new pocket-able PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera features an 8x optical zoom lens (28-224mm), which provides a focal range to capture most any situation. The PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera includes a 16-megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor for exceptional image quality. For those photographers who “shoot it all” and seamlessly move from scene to scene, the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera provides Canon’s Smart AUTO mode that intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on up to 32 predefined shooting situations for capturing spectacular images in a variety of settings with ease. For creative video capture, users can record HD video with a built-in microphone for great sound. The PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera also includes Canon’s unique Intelligent IS system technology, matching the lens movement with one of six stabilization modes for smooth video and sharp still images. The camera also includes Canon’s new ECO Mode allowing you to shoot more photos for a longer amount of time.

With anticipated in-store availability in March, the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera will available in four sleek colors: blue, silver, black and pink at an estimated retail price of $169.99.

PowerShot A2500 Digital Camera

Rounding out Canon’s new PowerShot lineup is the PowerShot A2500 digital camera, which includes a 16-megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, as well as a 28mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom that can extend out to 140mm at the telephoto end. The camera also features Canon’s Smart AUTO mode that analyzes each scene to intelligently select camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting scenarios to help capture stunning images with ease. The PowerShot A2500 digital camera can also capture great video, recording HD through a dedicated movie button. Helping ensure crisp images, Canon’s Digital IS reduces the effect of camera shake and subject movement. For travelers and those on the go, Canon’s new ECO Mode conserves battery life, allowing you to shoot more photos over a longer period of time. For those photographers looking to be a little more creative, the camera also features various Scene Modes such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome to help provide additional creative freedom when capturing your photos. And for those just learning the art of photography, a Help Button will provide simple explanations of camera settings and functions.

Expected for sale in April, the PowerShot A2500 digital camera will be available in silver, red and black for an estimated retail price of $129.99.

New PowerShots for CP+, no DSLRs.

New PowerShots for CP+, no DSLRs.

New PowerShots for CP+
The next photo gear show is CP+ in Tokyo, which runs from January 31 until February 3, 2013. We’re probably only going to see new PowerShots announced from Canon.

  • IXUS 610
  • IXUS 110
  • IXUS 90F

Not really the excitement we were hoping for, although it was expected.

The could announce the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x officially too, which we’d all really like so we can stop talking about it.

Source: [DCI]


Canon Announces The PowerShot N

London, UK, 7 January 2013– Canon today unveils the PowerShot N- a totally new type of camera that offers a different approach to capturing creative, spontaneous photos and sharing them instantly with social networks. The unconventional square design, innovative zoom and shoot operation lens rings and tilting touch screen encourage people to capture their world from a fresh angle, whilst the new Creative Shot mode automatically generates a selection of unexpected creative treatments with every shot taken. The perfect smartphone companion, the PowerShot N has been designed to simplify image sharing with intuitive Wi-Fi connectivity allowing a new generation of high-quality, artistic images and Full HD videos to be shared in near real-time1.

Inject every shot with artistic flair
Thanks to the new Creative Shot mode, anyone can impress their friends and followers with unique, creative images that offer a different perspective on a typical scene or subject. When an image is captured in Creative Shot mode, the PowerShot N intelligently analyses the scene and determines which of a host of creative elements could enhance the scene or offer a different creative angle. Multiple variables including composition, exposure, point of focus, white balance, gradation and contrast are considered before five alternative versions of the original shot are automatically generated, which can then be shared at the touch of a button.

Alternatively, a creative edge can be added to a single shot with Canon’s creative modes, including Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome. Users can also add drama to a movie clip with Super Slow Motion Movie mode.

Combining creative flexibility with point-and-shoot ease of use, the PowerShot N features new Hybrid Auto mode which records the four seconds before every shot in 720p resolution, before using Canon’s acclaimed Smart Auto technology to determine the best settings to capture the perfect shot. At the end of each day, the four-second clips are merged into one to tell the “behind-the-scenes” story of the day’s images – perfect for adding new context to an online album.

Shoot and share in an instant
Making it the ultimate mobile companion, the PowerShot N features integrated Wi-Fi and one-touch connectivity to smartphones or tablets, thanks to the Mobile Device Connect Button. Users can upload images or movies to social networks such as Facebook ® and YouTube™ just moments after they’ve been captured, no matter where they may be. Once home, the best shots can be printed wirelessly or transferred to a PC thanks to the swift, reliable connection. The GPS via mobile feature, using the free Canon smartphone app, can also add location information from a GPS-enabled smartphone or tablet to an image, allowing users to share the exact location of their fun with friends.

Canon PowerShot N

Canon PowerShot N

Revolutionary design, ‘Any Way Up’ operation
The unusual, eye-catching design of the PowerShot N sets this model apart from every other – just like the images it captures. The compact, symmetrical design, tilting touch screen and an innovative system of lens rings – the twist lens ring can be turned in either direction to operate the zoom function, while a second ring is used as the shutter release – allow the camera to be used any way up, even upside-down, unleashing the ability to view the world from a completely different perspective.

The advanced capacitive 7.1 cm (2.8″) touch screen also allows users to control essential functions, such as focus or the shutter, with a simple touch, and review their images with familiar, intuitive gestures. Available in white or black, the square, metal body is dominated by a 28mm, 8x optical zoom lens, making it easy to shoot groups and landscapes. Thanks to Canon’s advanced ZoomPlus technology, which provides detailed, full-resolution shooting with up to 16x zoom, users can also get even closer to the action or frame a subject tightly for compositions with impact.

Measuring just 78.6 x 60.2 x 29.3 mm when the screen and lens are closed, the PowerShot N’s extremely compact dimensions allow it to be slipped into any pocket and carried anywhere, so scenes, subjects and situations that might usually be missed can now be immortalised in the superb quality offered by Canon’s advanced compact imaging technology. USB charging also provides added convenience, allowing the camera to be charged quickly and easily on the move.

Canon signature image quality
Despite its compact size, the PowerShot N inherits much of Canon’s latest imaging technology to deliver superior, Canon-quality images and movies. Combining a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and an advanced DIGIC 5 image processor, the HS System featured in this camera supports a maximum ISO of 6400 to produce sharp and clear images in challenging low-light conditions.

The powerful 8x optical zoom lens is supported by Intelligent IS, which automatically applies the most appropriate image stabilisation for smooth video and crisp stills. Complementing the artistic still images, Full HD video (1080p) can also be recorded.

PowerShot N key features:

  • Creative Shot
  • Unique design
  • 8x zoom, 28mm lens; Intelligent IS
  • HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS sensor,DIGIC 5Wi-Fi;
  • GPS via mobile
  • Mobile Device Connect Button
  • Any Way Up operation; Tilt-up touchscreen
  • Full HD video capture
  • Hybrid Auto; Smart Auto (58 scenes)

New PowerShots, the A3500 IS, A2600, A1400 & Elph 130 IS

London, UK, 7 January 2013– Canon today adds four new stylish and easy-to-use models to its compact camera range – the new IXUS 140 launches alongside the PowerShot A3500 IS, PowerShot A2600 and PowerShot A1400. Designed to make it simple to capture stills and HD movies, each new model offers its own unique range of fun and automatic features, while the new IXUS 140 merges easy operation with outstanding style.

Canon image quality for stunning results
All new models are powered by Canon imaging technologies that offer outstanding quality. Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor technology combines with high resolution 16.0 Megapixel sensors to deliver detailed and colour rich images in an instant, ensuring that every moment is captured as you remember it.

28mm wide-angle genuine Canon lenses allow users to capture more of a scene, providing a perfect option for family shots, birthday parties, or holiday landscapes. The new PowerShot models offer a 5x optical zoom, while the new IXUS 140′s powerful 8x optical zoom gets even closer to the subject. Canon’s ZoomPlus technology also digitally extends each zoom’s reach to up to double that of the optical zoom, with high quality results – perfect for getting closer to subjects during a city break or at a family party.

The IXUS 140 and PowerShot A3500 IS include Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer technology featuring Intelligent IS, which detects the style of camera shake and automatically selects the most suitable camera settings from six different modes to combat it. Digital IS mode, featured on the PowerShot A2600 and PowerShot A1400, automatically detects any camera or subject motion, and when required adjusts the camera’s ISO, shutter speed, or even shoots multiple images, to capture crisp and clear images.

Instantly shoot and share
The new IXUS 140 and the PowerShot A3500 IS are part of Canon’s expanded range of Wi-Fi enabled cameras, ideal for anyone who can’t wait to share their images. Using Canon’s free CameraWindow application, users can wirelessly connect and transfer images or movies to both iOS and Android™ smartphones or tablets for enjoying on the move, or upload directly to social networks such as Facebook® . Additionally, Wi-Fi connectivity1 , combined with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY,offers the freedom to share or backup images directly from the camera to the cloud. Offering 10 GB of personal storage capacity, CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an online facility for storing and sharing photos and video. Users can also automatically transfer their shots to a computer, as well as wirelessly print images2 from the camera on compatible printers including Canon SELPHY and PIXMA models, so photos can be printed and displayed almost immediately after capture.

Holiday memories and photo locations can also be recorded and tagged on the IXUS 140 and PowerShot A3500 IS using the GPS via mobile function. Using the Canon CameraWindow app, users can wirelessly sync the camera to their smartphone’s GPS. At the end of each day, Wi-Fi can be activated to pair the captured images on the camera with the location data recorded from the smartphone.

Canon PowerShot IXUS 140 IS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 140 IS

Shoot effortlessly, explore creativity
Packed with fun and easy-to-use modes, all the new models make it super-easy to capture memories or unleash creativity. As well as stunning quality stills, the cameras can instantly switch to capturing HD movies in 720p quality – perfect for enjoying on larger screen HD devices – with a press of the dedicated Movie Record Button. In addition, users can enjoy point-and-shoot simplicity with Smart Auto, or add a unique twist to shots with Creative Filters.

IXUS 140 – shoot with style
The IXUS 140 is the ideal camera for style-conscious users looking for the perfect pocketable camera to capture their adventures. Its powerful technologies are packed into a super-slim and sleek body, available ina choice of four impactful colours – Grey, Silver, Red and Pink. A large 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD screen also provides the perfect way to frame and review shots on nights out and at parties.

A PowerShot for everyone
The new collection of PowerShot A-series cameras offers the perfect model for every budget. Ideal for users looking for point-and-shoot simplicity, each model provides ease of use and stylish designs. The PowerShot A3500 IS and PowerShot A2600 boast eye-catching aluminium front finishes available in a choice of four vibrant colours3. The PowerShot A3500 IS and PowerShot A2600 feature a bright 7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD display, while the PowerShot A1400 features a 6.7 cm (2.7”) screen, making it easy to review images and view on-screen hints and tips. The PowerShot A1400 also features an optical viewfinder, ideal for users who prefer a more traditional shooting experience.

All new models feature a new Eco mode, which is designed to conserve battery life. Eco mode automatically shuts off some of the camera’s features, including the LCD display when in standby– allowing users to keep shooting for longer.

IXUS 140 key features:

  • Stylish Wi-Fi IXUS in four colours
  • 8x zoom lens, 28mm wide-angle
  • 16 Megapixels
  • Intelligent IS
  • Wi-Fi for easy sharing and GPS via Mobile
  • 7.5cm (3.0″) PureColor II G LCD
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes)
  • Fun and creative modes
  • Eco mode

PowerShot A3500 IS key features:

  •  16.0 Megapixels
  • 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens; 10x ZoomPlus
  • Intelligent IS
  • Wi-Fi; GPS via mobile
  • Slim body with metal exterior
  • 7.5 cm (3.0″) LCD
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes); Help button
  • Eco mode
  • Creative modes. Live View Control

PowerShot A2600 key features:

  • 16.0 Megapixels
  • 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens; 10x ZoomPlus
  • 7.5 cm (3.0″) LCD
  • Slim body with metal exterior
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Smart Auto plus Help button
  • Digital IS
  • Face Detection, Live View Control
  • Eco mode
  • Fun and creative effects

PowerShot A1400 key features:

  • 16.0 Megapixels
  • 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens; 10x ZoomPlus
  • 6.8 cm (2.7″) LCD and optical viewfinder
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes); Help button
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Digital IS
  • Eco mode
  • Face Detection
  • Creative modes; Live View Control