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CR Rates The Product Announcements Part 2

Part 2: PowerShot
There are a lot of PowerShot fans out there, and Canon has unleashed another pile of cameras for you folks to choose from.

*NOTE* These opinions are loose and based the specifications of the products and initial impressions. I will delve deeper next week.

PowerShot G12
A very small upgrade to the popular G11. We can assume Canon is just coasting with this series of camera, they’ve had no real competition. The P7000 may look like a G11, but if it continues the Coolpix heritage, Canon doesn’t have much to worry about.

Should it have been more of an upgrade? It depends who you ask, but all people were criticizing with the G11 was the lack of HD video. That’s been somewhat rectified with 720p.

PowerShot S95
Pretty much the same type upgrade as the G12. I’ll find out next week if the looseness of the back wheel has been fixed. I hear it’s still a problem for some people.

PowerShot SX30 IS
Initial impressions? Completely absurd, an equivalent of an 24-840mm lens?
Canon has lead the megapixel war, in some cases, too far. Now they’re leading the insane zoom war.

I’m going to be very interested in the results one will get at 840mm on an overcast day.

PowerShot SD4500 IS
This will probably become a very popular camera with travellers and the like. Women will also gobble up its small size and big zoom. I think it’ll be a sales winner.

PowerShot SX130 IS
A budget series continues. Not much to say about it.

What’s missing from the PowerShot announcements?
The first camera that comes to mind is a replacement for the D10. Canon’s first go at a waterproof camera had some serious ups and downs. I have heard there is going to be another waterproof camera or two, an announcement time for it/them is unknown.

Outside of that, everything that was expected came down the pipe. Very few are asking for a larger sensor PowerShot anymore, we all seem to be waiting for Canon’s version of a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

Safe, calculated and truly Canon. That’s how I’d describe the direction of PowerShots.

More 60D Stuff
After seeing what Nikon threw out there with the D7000, coming in at $100 more expensive than the 60D. there’s a perception Canon dropped the ball on this one. I think the 60D looks about $100 overpriced now.

That being said, Canon will still sell a lot of them to upgrading Rebel users. There are more Rebels out there than any other DSLR.

The D7000 is going to take new DSLR buyers away from Canon, but I don’t think it’ll make too many people switch.

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G12 & SX30 Officially Official

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 14, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of the new PowerShot G12 and PowerShot SX30 IS Digital cameras with innovative features to help photo enthusiasts further develop their photographic capabilities. Once again setting the trend in the consumer digital camera market and solidifying its spot atop the PowerShot lineup, the PowerShot G12 will have High Definition (HD) video capture capabilities along with the HS (High Sensitivity) SYSTEM helping to produce outstanding quality in the toughest low-light conditions. The PowerShot SX30 IS Digital camera is the world’s first point-and-shoot model to feature a 35X-Wide Angle Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization, making those long distance shots that much easier to capture and then share with friends and family.1 Consumers have grown accustomed to PowerShot cameras providing brilliant image quality while also offering the latest technological upgrades. The addition of these new cameras helps solidify Canon’s position as the leader in the digital camera marketplace.

PowerShot G12 Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G12

As the feature set of the PowerShot G-series has evolved, the one mainstay has been the camera’s ability to provide complete creative control to the photographer. Keeping with tradition, the PowerShot G12 offers a full range of shooting and recording modes with new, exciting features such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) scene mode. Offering added flexibility to photographers, this scene mode allows for multiple shots to be combined into one image helping to capture the full magnitude of a scene that consists of very dark tones and bright highlights producing greater image details. With the use of a tripod, one push of the shutter button yields three sequential images with various exposures, and then combines them into a single optimized image. A feature such as this typically requires outside software, however, this process can be completed within the camera thus helping to eliminate one critical step in the creation and editing process. Another valuable addition to this new model is Canon’s Hybrid IS technology that compensates for angular and shift camera shake, helping to create a near perfect image.

The Canon PowerShot G12 has a large, bright 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD with 461,000 dots of resolution providing photographers with additional creative control whether holding the camera overhead or low to the ground. A new control dial has been added to the front of the camera as well for easy adjusting of camera settings similar to how users operate a Canon Digital SLR camera. Further adding to the overall appeal of the new Canon PowerShot G12 is a 5X-Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization and its wide-angle capabilities starting at 28mm, which will help when trying to get a sweeping landscape into one image. When using compatible optional accessories such as Speedlite flashes, an underwater housing and a tele-converter lens the photographic possibilities for users of this new camera are almost endless.

The estimated selling price of the PowerShot G12 is $499.99 and will be available in early October.*

PowerShot SX30 IS Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Digital camera is the perfect companion for photo enthusiasts capturing memorable images or videos at sporting events or special occasions. The addition of the new super telephoto lens, which ranges from an ultra-wide 24mm to a maximum length of 840mm, will offer unrivaled results while opening up a whole new realm of possibilities for users along the photographic journey. Helping to make this journey that much easier is a new Zoom Framing Assist button to aid in the tracking and capturing of subjects from a great distance away while keeping the lens in focus. At extreme telephoto settings, holding a camera unsteady can cause the user to lose track of the subject and make it difficult to find the subject. The Zoom Framing Assist button allows the user to zoom out, find the subject and then zoom back in.

The PowerShot SX30 IS has a 14.1-Megapixel sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor and a large, 2.7-inch wide vari-angle LCD for easy viewing of images along with added flexibility when trying to compose overhead or low to the ground images. In addition, the PowerShot SX30 IS for the first time will use a Lithium ion rechargeable battery rather than the standard AA batteries found on previous models, making powering up the camera much easier.

The estimated selling price of the PowerShot SX30 IS is $429.99 and will be available in late September.*

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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS & G12 Show Up

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

It has shown up on Canon.ru

  • Ultra wide lens (24mm) with a 35x zoom
  • Optical image stabilizer (4.5 Stop), USM, VCM
  • 14.1-megapixel CCD-matrix
  • LCD TVs 6,8 cm (2.7 “) with a variable angle, electronic viewfinder
  • Shoot movies in HD, HDMI support
  • Smart Auto
  • Manual modes, shooting in low light and video to the effect of “miniature”.
  • Help function for cropping with zoom (Zoom Framing Assist)
  • The system of continuous AF / AE
  • Wide range of accessories

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Canon PowerShot G12

From Canon.ru

  • HS System
  • 10-megapixel high-sensitivity CCD-matrix
  • Wide-angle lens of 28 mm with a 5x zoom lens, image stabilizer Hybrid (Hybrid IS)
  • LCD 7,0 cm (2,8 “) with a variable angle, electron level and optical viewfinder
  • The front control dial, full manual control and RAW format
  • Shoot movies in HD, HDMI support
  • Extended dynamic range.
  • Smart Auto
  • Multiformat shooting
  • Wide range of accessories.

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thanks Warren

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SX20 Replacement

A bit of info
A lot of people are eager to see the replacement of the SX20.

The only info I have is the following:

1) Replacement this fall.
2) Possibility of two different cameras for the segment.
3) Lithium Ion battery

All of this is CR1

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