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Canon Announces Three PowerShots, The G15, S110 & SX50
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:52:00 AM »

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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Canon Announces Three PowerShots, The G15, S110 & SX50
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:52:00 AM »

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Re: Canon Announces Three PowerShots, The G15, S110 & SX50
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 07:28:45 AM »
Nothing significant new for S110 I was waiting for..

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Re: Canon Announces Three PowerShots, The G15, S110 & SX50
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 08:31:33 AM »
I was looking forward the S110 but not any more.  :'(
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Re: Canon Announces Three PowerShots, The G15, S110 & SX50
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 09:44:56 AM »
G15 loses articulated LCD.

VERY disappointing. I had high hopes for this camera. I am starting to fall in to the chronically-disappointed-by-Canon camp.

Canon just refuses to go all-in. The market place is far too competitive for Canon to continue this game, IMHO. Don't pull a RIM, Canon.

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Re: Canon Announces Three PowerShots, The G15, S110 & SX50
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 10:52:12 AM »
Lens 3.4-6.5?
From 2.7-5.8 on Sx40?
Ok, I can understand the 6.5 at 1200mm, but why 3.4 at the short end?
I do dig RAW and bigger/sharper screen though.
If ISO is one stop better than SX40, this might be really

(only 2x digital zoom, when SX40 has 4x, why?)

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Re: Canon Announces Three PowerShots, The G15, S110 & SX50
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 11:44:32 AM »
I was looking forward the S110 but not any more.  :'(

Me, too.  I have the S95, and got the S100 because it represented a significant improvement (CMOS vs. CCD, 24-120mm vs. 28-105mm equivalent, less ISO noise, better ergonomics with the 'grip' built in).  The improvements with the S110 are useless to me (and I use the term improvements loosely - WiFi and touchscreen gadgetry, an additional and likely very noisy stop that's probably JPG improvement only due to Digic5).  The only thing that looks even remotely interesting is the supposedly faster AF with less lag (but I bet 'faster' is relative, and what they really mean is 'slightly less snail-like').  Plus, they took away the grip, leaving the smooth, slippery surface I have on the S95.

So, I'll be keeping and happily using my S100 for some time to come (unless I replace it with the Sony RX100, that is).
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Great dissapointment, the G15 is a flipping flop!
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 12:53:20 PM »
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What a big disappointment! One step forwards two backwards! We expected a Digic 5 processor, nothing new there. We expected a faster lens, nothing new there. We expected a better sensor all we got was the same old 1/1.7" upgraded to CMOS just like everyone else.

Then the disaster, they got rid of the variable angled screen! You what! Something the last three models at least had and which had become part and parcel of the line. Why? To make it slimmer so that now you can put it in your pocket! Excuse me but I dont use my camera in my pocket!

So Now the G15 is just like any other compact P&S with a 1/1.7" sensor and there are loads around and for sure this isn't going to compete with the Sony RX100.

So bye bye Canon. You shot yourself in the feet with this one.
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 01:10:12 PM »
Fail Canon with the S110

Over 20 Years now, i use Canon Cameras, the last years i had all the S ones from 50 to 95. I was searching the hole internet for news about a new S Series Cam from Canon and today i read this. Sorry, but this is 4 steps backward. I am very disappointed what Canon is producing now. Why in the world this lens, why not a one step larger Sensor, why WIFI which no one needs in a Camera, why a Touchscreen you cant use under cold conditions and the resolution of it is poor also.

Unbelievable. For me, the S95 was the last Camera i ever bought from Canon, now i go to buy other Cameras maybe the RX or... whait, Photokina is coming, maybe we see more but i am sure we see better Compactcameras then this crappy peace of ....

Canon i think you made a very deep winter sleep the last months. Or is Canon on the way to end the life of the S Series and maybe the G Series later to sell the EOS M?

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Re: Great dissapointment, the G15 is a flipping flop!
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 06:12:01 PM »

Then the disaster, they got rid of the variable angled screen! You what! Something the last three models at least had and which had become part and parcel of the line. Why? To make it slimmer so that now you can put it in your pocket! Excuse me but I dont use my camera in my pocket!

I have to admit I possibly undervalued the articulated screen when I bought my G11.  Given how much I use it on a Gorillapod, in locations where I just cannot get my face behind the camera, the lack of an articulated LCD is a challenge.
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Re: Great dissapointment, the G15 is a flipping flop!
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 06:57:28 PM »

Then the disaster, they got rid of the variable angled screen! You what! Something the last three models at least had and which had become part and parcel of the line. Why? To make it slimmer so that now you can put it in your pocket! Excuse me but I dont use my camera in my pocket!

I have to admit I possibly undervalued the articulated screen when I bought my G11.  Given how much I use it on a Gorillapod, in locations where I just cannot get my face behind the camera, the lack of an articulated LCD is a challenge.

I really did not think they would leave out the articulated LCD.
It should have had built-in Wireless, GPS, USB3, and the same control knobs as the G12

Good god, this could have been a great camera. Canon absolutely refuses to put all the options on ANY camera.

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Re: Canon Announces Three PowerShots, The G15, S110 & SX50
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 04:10:39 PM »
I had high hopes for the G15, and I waited to see what it would be like.

But just ordered a Samsung EX2F. Amazing looking cam. I would have rather stayed with Canon, but articulated screen, built-in wifi, built like a tank, fast perf, 24mm f/1.4 lens, optical + digital IS, and so much more with the Samsung. Samsung is going all out and Canon is holding back.

I still love my 5DII and L lenses but I sincerely hope Canon gets back to the spirit of trying to blow the competition out of the water like they did with the advent of the 5D series, instead of holding back and letting the others catch, and sometimes surpass them.

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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2012, 04:36:40 AM »
I had high hopes for the G15, and I waited to see what it would be like.

But just ordered a Samsung EX2F. Amazing looking cam. I would have rather stayed with Canon, but articulated screen, built-in wifi, built like a tank, fast perf, 24mm f/1.4 lens, optical + digital IS, and so much more with the Samsung. Samsung is going all out and Canon is holding back.

I still love my 5DII and L lenses but I sincerely hope Canon gets back to the spirit of trying to blow the competition out of the water like they did with the advent of the 5D series, instead of holding back and letting the others catch, and sometimes surpass them.

It's a quite interesting camera indeed, but looking at available image samples I didn't... fall in love.

I think the RX100 has an edge in IQ, though the EX2F has some interesting functionality.

Canon unfortunately keeps up its incremental upgrade policy. They are one step behind and fail to impress, especially if you consider the price tag.

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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2012, 06:39:20 AM »
I had high hopes for the G15, and I waited to see what it would be like.

But just ordered a Samsung EX2F. Amazing looking cam. I would have rather stayed with Canon, but articulated screen, built-in wifi, built like a tank, fast perf, 24mm f/1.4 lens, optical + digital IS, and so much more with the Samsung. Samsung is going all out and Canon is holding back.

I still love my 5DII and L lenses but I sincerely hope Canon gets back to the spirit of trying to blow the competition out of the water like they did with the advent of the 5D series, instead of holding back and letting the others catch, and sometimes surpass them.

It's a quite interesting camera indeed, but looking at available image samples I didn't... fall in love.

I think the RX100 has an edge in IQ, though the EX2F has some interesting functionality.

Canon unfortunately keeps up its incremental upgrade policy. They are one step behind and fail to impress, especially if you consider the price tag.

Yeah, some of the sample images are not that impressive, but I've seen that with initial images from a lot of new cameras that turn out to be quite capable. So, I took a chance and I'm quite interested to get my hands on this little guy. I am not expecting it to compete with my 5DII. At the very least it will be very portable, convenient, and highly functional. That should allow me to get shots that I would otherwise miss.

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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2012, 06:39:20 AM »