Canon releases 6 new PowerShots

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Canon may be the last major manufacturer to release its brand new cameras, but they sure know how to make a grand entrance in the point-and-shot arena!

The company has revealed six new PowerShot cameras expected to be available in the next two months.

To give due recognition to each gadget, lets tackle them one by one. 🙂

Canon PowerShot G11

The G11 is the newest flagship model of the PowersShot line and is aimed for those serious shutterbugs out there. This is a follow-up to last year’s PowerShot G10.

The specs retained from its predecessor include ability to shoot in RAW mode, dials that adjusts ISO and exposure-compensation levels, optical viewfinder (aside from the LCD screen), and 5X optical-zoom lens reaches from 28mm wide angle to 140mm telephoto.

And the improvements?

The G11’s LCD is now a flip-out, articulable screen for easier overhead and odd-angle shots. The new PowerShot now has a smaller megapixel count of 10mp compared to G10’s 14.7 mp sensor which for some, is an improvement because the latter sometimes results to noisy images. Lastly, Canon has improved G11’s low-light performance.

This optically image-stabilized PowerShot G11 will be available in October and will be sold for $500.

Canon PowerShot S90

Another camera for the more experienced photographers is the Canon PowerShot S90. This model is more compact than the G11 but has also the capacity to shoot in RAW mode, has aperture- and shutter-priority modes, and has a 10-megapixel low-light-optimized sensor.

The S90 also features a pop-up flash and a control ring around the lens for in-camera settings adjustment. It has a 3.8X optical zoom lens (28mm to 105mm), optical image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD and 640-by-480 standard-definition movie capture at 30 frames per second.

This model will also be available in the market in October with an expected price tag of $430.

PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon’s first touchscreen camera, the PowerShot SD980 IS has a 3-inch touchscreen, optical image stabilization, and 720p HD for movie capture.

This model features a ultrawide 5X optical zoom lens (24mm to 120mm) and HDMI output for users to be able to watch HD movies and photos on TV.

The PowerShot SD980 IS, along with the previous two models, will be released in October. It comes in four colors: silver, gold, blue and purple and is expected to retail at $330.

PowerShot SD940 IS

The PowerShot SD940 IS is a follow-up to the POwerShot SD780 released earlier this year. This new model features a 12-megapixel sensor, wide-angle lens (4X optical, from 28mm to 112mm), optical image stabilization and a 720p HD movie mode with HDMI output.

The PowerShot SD940 IS comes in four colors: brown, black, blue and silver and is expected to be released in September. Price tag for this model is $300.

PowerShot SX20 IS

The PowerShot SX20 features a 12-megapixel, 20X optical-zoom PowerShot SX20 IS (28mm to 560mm), and shoots high-def movies, as 720p .mov files captured at 30fps.

This model has a flip-out swiveling 2.5-inch LCD for easy viewing, a pop-up flash, shooting modes that include shutter- and aperture-priority and runs on AA batteries.

This megazoom gadget from Canon is slated for release in September for $400.

PowerShot SX120 IS

The last and the most affordable of the lot is the 10-megapixel PowerShot SX120 IS.

It features a 10X optical zoom range but has no wide-angle lens. Like the others, it also offers optical image stabilization. This model has a 3-inch LCD screen and runs on AA batteries.

With the PowerShot SX20 IS and PowerShot SD940 IS, the PowerShot SX120 IS will be available in September and will be sold at $250.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/19/AR2009081903121.html