Canon Unveils Powershot G1 X, Elph 520 HS, 110HS Cameras
January 9, 2012 11:39 AM
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Canon G1 X
Canon Elph 520 HS
Canon Elph 110 HS
New cameras will launch early in 2012
Canon today unveiled new feature-filled cameras in its Elph range and a new PowerShot flagship called the G1 X. The Elph cameras include the 520 HS and the 110 HS. The, on the other hand, G1 X features a 1.5-inch 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, which is the largest ever to be used in a PowerShot model.
"The new additions to our PowerShot lineup further demonstrate Canon's commitment to delivering users innovative imaging products," said Yuichi Ishizuka executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "These sleek and compact cameras bring together powerful features, intuitive controls and unrivaled portability while maintaining high image quality."
The new large sensor in the G1 X has nine times more light sensitivity than any other PowerShot model. The G1 X also has a DIGIC 5 image processor for high quality images in harsh light conditions and High-Speed HQ2 that allows for shooting high-resolution images at high speed. ISO range for the camera is up to 12800. Optical zoom on the camera is a meager 4x and the aperture range is f/2.8 to f/16. Canon designed the camera to support 14-bit RAW+JPEG shooting. It can also record 1080p HD video.
The G1 X also has a 3-inch variable angle LCD and will ship in February for $799.99.
The Elph 520 HS and 110 HS camera both sport advanced Smart Auto that allows the cameras to detect up to 58 scene modes to work with anything from portraits and action shots to landscapes. The cameras also include Face ID that can register up to 12 people within the camera. To register the individuals the camera user can take up to five shots of the subject at different angles. The camera can then give focus priority to the youngest person in the frame when the details on age are entered. The camera also allows the user to search by the face. Other features include Smile Recognition and sleeping Face Recognition.
The 520 HS has 10.1-megapixel resolution with a 12x optical zoom lens. The ISO range is up to 3200 and it has a wide-angle 28mm lens. The camera can shoot bursts at 6.8 fps. Canon will offer the camera in several colors with launch set for March at $299.99. The 110 HS is a 16-megapixel camera with 24mm lens, 5x optical zoom, and ISO up to 3200. It has a 3-inch rear LCD and can capture 1080p video. It will sell for $249.99 and will launch in February.
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1/9/2012 5:09:15 PM
I know you guys are quoting their press release, but how on earth is a 18.7 x 14mm sensor 1.5"? That's 0.9" diagonal and 0.4 square inches...
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