Canon Launches Three New PowerShot Cameras, Including A New Flagship G-series Model
Amongst several Pre-CES 2012 announcements, Canon USA has launched several new models for the first half of 2012. First off we have two new PowerShot ELPH models; the ELPH 110 HS and ELPH 520 HS. Both cameras replace existing models in the ELPH line with some healthy upgrades, including Full HD video and enhanced Smart Auto settings.
The 110 HS focuses on being super slim while still offering 16-megapixels, a DICIG 5 processor, and Intelligent IS. The 520 HS holds the top-of-the-line spot in the ELPH series, with a 10-megapixel (1/2.3″) CMOS HS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor, 12x optical zoom lens (largest zoom ever on an ELPH), and a new 3.0-inch LCD screen with 460k dots. You can learn more about each of these new cameras by clicking on their model numbers above and visiting our preview pages.
Lastly, Canon has unveiled their latest G-series prosumer camera; the G1X. Undoubtedly the most powerful PowerShot camera ever developed, the G1X boasts some impressive new features, with the spotlight shinning on the camera’s new 14.3-megapixel, 1/1.5″ CMOS HS sensor. This new image sensor is approx. 18.7x14mm, placing it between a Micro Four Thirds and APS-C sensor in terms of size, and it includes the same CMOS technology found in Canon’s EOS line of dSLRs. Most all of the other G-series features have been carried over from the PowerShot G12, with a few additional upgrades; such as the same articulating 3.0-inch LCD found on the Rebel T3i, a new pop-up flash unit, Full 1080p HD video at 24fps, and a DIGIC 5 processor to name a few. Check out our Canon PowerShot G1X Preview for more details.
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