It is Time… For New Canon Powershots! G15, S110 and SX50 HS Debut

Canon Powershot G15
Canon Powershot G15

In addition to the EOS 6D, Canon also announced three other cameras. Pardon if I don’t sound interested at all, because small sensor compacts for me are… bleah. I am usually quite forgiving when it comes to sensor sizes, but for me, these are generally a bit too small for comfort, still…

The G15 improves on the really long in the tooth G12 by finally using a new 12 megapixel CMOS sensor. Took them long enough. Canon can be fairly conservative, in that they are content to iterate the same tired old formula again and again over several generations… until someone eats their lunch. Other changes include a much brighter lens, and much better AF and shutter lag performance. Hint: Maybe they should have worked that on the G1X first. The camera is also smaller, but there’s no more swivel LCD, and there is also no more dedicated ISO dial. Personally, I prefer a dedicated ISO dial to a dedicated exposure compensation dial. Price looks like it’s going to be about S$600+, not too different from the current G12’s price. USA list is US$500.

Canon Powershot S110
Canon Powershot S110

Coming from the “minor update” department, is the S110. Add Wifi and a touchscreen LCD, remove the GPS and the ridge in front from the S100 (note this trend of adding and removing stuff from newer products)… and that’s the S110. Oh, and replace silver with white. Yup. Price looks to be about S$600, with USA list at US$480.

Canon Powershot SX50 HS
Canon Powershot SX50 HS – ye gods, the zoom range!

Then last, but definitely not least, is the SX50 HS. With a 50X zoom. Oh bloody hell. 24-1200mm equivalent. Nevermind the lens is now a slower f/3.4-6.5 lens compared to the previous SX40 HS. 1200mm equivalent. Oh hey, it does RAW too. Maybe I can get this for my sunrise and sunset photos… US$450 should mean it will cost about S$580. Not too bad, not too bad.

(All Image Credit: Canon Press Images)

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