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Old Aug 19, 2009, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Canon Unleashes Six New PowerShot Models

Canon USA announced six new PowerShot cameras this morning, ranging from an enthusiast level "Prosumer" model, down to a tiny ultra-compact.




First we have the PowerShot G11, which continues the tradition of past G series models with powerful features, precise control, and a cool retro look. This model replaces the PowerShot G10 from last year. As with past G cameras, the G11 was designed specifically for those who want all the controls and features of a dSLR stuffed into a compact shell.

Some of the G11's main features:
  • 10-megapixel "high sensitivity" CCD image sensor
  • DIGIC 4 image processing system
  • 2.8-inch Vari-angle LCD screen
  • 5x wide view optical zoom lens (equivalent to 28-140 mm)
  • True OIS system (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Canon's new Dual Anti-Noise System (combines high sensitivity image sensor with enhanced DIGIC 4 noise processing)
  • RAW + JPEG still image capture
  • MSRP of $499




Next we have the PowerShot SX20 IS, which replaces the very popular PowerShot SX10 IS from late last year. This capable ultra-zoom continues to use same 20x optical zoom lens with OIS, 2.5-inch Vari-angle LCD, Digic 4 image processor, and AA power source we saw with the SX10.

New features include:
  • 12-megapixel CCD image sensor
  • 720p HD video capture at 30fps with stereo sound
  • HDMI output
  • MSRP $399




Canon has also upgraded the SX110 IS, with the all new PowerShot SX120 IS. This compact super-zoom boast many of the same features found on the SX110, including a 3.0-inch LCD, 10 optical zoom lens, OIS system, Pop-up flash unit, and AA power source.

SX120 IS upgrades:
  • Increased resolution with a 10-megapixel CCD image sensor
  • DIGIC 4 image processor
  • Enhanced Face Detection system detects up tp 35 faces within the frame





Next is the PowerShot S90, which is the long awaited successor to Canon's classic line over powerful compact cameras. Canon has not released a model in this line-up since back in 2005 with the PowerShot S80.

While this new powerful little guy shares resemblance with the Digital ELPH models, Canon has packed in some serious features and controls borrowed from their G cameras. This model is aimed towards professional and amateur photographers owners who are looking for a pocketable camera that still provides a wealth of advanced technologies and control.

These include:
  • The same "high sensitivity" 10-megapixel CCD imager found on the G11
  • Canon's new Dual Anti-Noise System (combines high sensitivity image sensor with enhanced DIGIC 4 noise processing)
  • Pop-up flash unit
  • A fast and wide 3.8x f/2.0 optical zoom lens (28-105mm equivalent)
  • True OIS system (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Intuitive lens "Control Ring" offers quick and easy operation of manual functions
  • High resolution (461k pixel) 3.0-inch LCD screen
  • RAW + JPEG still image capture

Last but not least, we have two new Digital ELPH models, the SD980 IS and SD940 IS. These ultra-compact models share many features, like a 12-megapixel image sensor, 720p HD video capture at 30fps, DIGIC 4 processors, and HDMI output. Distinguishing features are listed below.





PowerShot SD980 IS:
  • Canon's first ever touch screen LCD model with 3.0-inch display
  • 5x optical zoom lens offers an ultra-wide viewing angle of 24mm (equivalent)
  • Canon's OIS system
  • Offered in four stylish colors; silver, blue, purple and gold




PowerShot SD940 IS:
  • Smaller more compact body and SD980, replaces the SD780 IS from earlier this year
  • 4x optical zoom lens with wide 28-112mm equivalent focal range
  • Canon's OIS system
  • Large 2.7-inch PureColor LCD with a wide viewing angle
  • Offered in four metallic colors; blue, black, silver and brown
Be sure to click on the camera names above to learn more about each model as well as view photos.
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 4:43 PM   #2
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The Canon S-90 is the most interesting camera in the group from my point of view with its fast F2.0 lens and 28mm wide angle. Its nice to have the S series back.

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I see sx10 has grown to sx20........... anyone know if sx1 will grow to sx2 shortly to match the upgrade?
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Default Canon SX-1 Sucessor Camera

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There are no plans to go foward with a sucessor to the Canon SX-1 camera according to the rumors on the internet.

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is the SD980IS the successor to my month-old SD970IS?
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why does the G11 with less MP and zoom, sell for more then the S20? is the lens etc that much better?
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