Canon Does Its Yearly Updates, Brings Out Tweaked Powershot G16 and S120

Canon Powershot G16

Ho hum. Here we go again. A G16 that adds Wifi and slightly faster AF to the G15, and a S120 that adds a so very slightly faster lens (f/1.8-5.7 instead of f/2-5.9) to the S110. Both cameras get updated processors and card controllers that allow for 12 FPS for the first six frames then to 9 FPS for the next 500-600 shots. The catch is that a UHS-1 card needs to be used, but since 32GB Sandisk Extremes are so cheap, that should not be an issue. Sensor remains the same for both, and the G15 retains the 5x 28-140mm equivalent f/1.8-2.8 lens. Actually pretty much everything remains the same. Will lacklustre upgrades to a dying market of compact cameras really keep sales alive? I have my doubts. In the meantime, the hype machine for smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Samsung Galaxy series, as well as Apple’s iPhone keeps on going. Continue reading Canon Does Its Yearly Updates, Brings Out Tweaked Powershot G16 and S120

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