Canon Unveils PowerShot G15, S110 and SX50 HS with Wi-Fi and Advanced...

Canon Unveils PowerShot G15, S110 and SX50 HS with Wi-Fi and Advanced Optics


Lake Success, NY—For photographers of all levels, three feature-packed PowerShot cameras from Canon—the G15, S110 and SX50 HS—are designed with advanced features, faster focusing speed and multiple-shot speed.

All three compact models include advancements in autofocus (AF) technology for high-speed responsive AF systems with significantly reduced lag time, and the PowerShot G15 and S110 include a newly designed 12.1 megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor for improved light gathering and image quality. Each camera also offers high-end features: an f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens on the PowerShot G15; Wi-Fi connectivity on the PowerShot S110 for on-the-spot sharing; and a 50x optical zoom lens on the PowerShot SX50 HS.

“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 USA.

PowerShot G15. In Canon’s G series, which provides some of the most advanced features in the PowerShot line, the G15 boasts a 28mm wide-angle f/1.8-2.8 lens with 5x optical zoom for low-light shooting or shallow depth of field. And Canon’s HS system combines the camera’s Digic 5 image processor and Canon 1/1.7-inch 12.1MP High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor to enhance low-light image quality at a maximum ISO speed of 12,800. The G15 also shoots 1080p Full HD video with a built-in stereo microphone, and zooming is enabled for framing while recording.

Other PowerShot G15 features include: advancements in Canon’s AF system with improved AF times and reduced lag over previous G-series models; high-speed burst HQ mode for continuous capture of 10 frames at 12.1MP; intelligent IS to stabilize images and video; a 3.0-inch 922,000-dot LCD display; and an accessory shoe for Speedlites and an optional optical viewfinder. The G15 can also accommodate additional optional accessories such as a teleconverter lens, a conversion lens adapter to allow the attachment of a macro ring light or macro twin light, and a threaded filter adapter for 58mm lens filters. For the underwater adventurer, there’s the optional WP-DC48 waterproof case that’s capable of working at depths of 130 feet. $499.99.

PowerShot S110. Built-in Wi-Fi allows this stylish camera to share images and video to social networking sites through the Canon iMage Gateway or to Wi-Fi enabled devices such as iOS or Android smartphones and tablets with the free download of the Canon CameraWindow app—or to select PowerShot cameras or a PC. The wireless features let the camera act as a wireless network and record GPS data acquired from a smartphone using the Canon CameraWindow app, and send images directly to a Wi-Fi compatible printer.

Notable here are: a 24mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom and bright f/2.0 aperture for low-light photography or soft backgrounds with shallow depth of field; Canon’s HS system; a Canon 1/1.7-inch 12.1MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor; a maximum ISO of 12,800; improved AF times and reduced lag over previous S-series models; continuous full-res capture at 10 fps; 1080p Full HD video recording with a built-in stereo microphone, optical zoom while shooting and playback via HDMI output; menu navigation, image playback and view made intuitive via a 3.0-inch capacitive touch-panel LCD, along with a touch-shutter feature; an intelligent IS system that matches the shooting conditions with one of six stabilization modes; and an optional WP-DC47 waterproof case for shooting at depths of 130 feet. $449.99.

PowerShot SX50 HS.
With the first high-powered 50x optical zoom (24-1200mm) and 24mm wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization, the SX50 HS also offers 1080p Full HD video capabilities with stereo sound and optical zoom while recording and a maximum ISO of 6400. Also with improved autofocus speeds and lag time, this model’s high-speed burst HQ mode enables continuous capture of 12.1MP full-res photos at 10 fps.

Other features include a 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 camera’s extreme telephoto lens. By pressing a button, the zoom framing assist seek function remembers the user’s previous zoom position, zooms out to let the shooter locate a subject and zoom back into the saved position when the button is released. A second zoom framing assist lock button permits the camera to lock the image stabilization onto the center of the frame for additional compensation of camera movement. The camera also features an electronic viewfinder, smart auto mode with 58 predefined shooting situations; and the ability to capture 12-bit RAW + JPEG image files for instant file backups and greater latitude with post-processing and image modification. A hot shoe allows for optional accessories such as Canon Speedlites or additional lighting options. $479.99.