Canon Unveils New Line of PowerShot Cameras, Including the PowerShot N Facebook
August 22, 2013 8:06 AM
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New cameras launch in September and October
Canon has pulled the wraps off five new digital cameras falling into its PowerShot line. The new range of cameras include the PowerShot G16, S120, SX170 IS, SX510 HS, and Powershot N Facebook.
The first of the new cameras is the G16, which is a follow-up to the G15. The G16 has integrated Wi-Fi technology, a 28-140 mm wide-angle lens, and aperture range of F/1.8-F/2.8. The camera also uses the Canon HS System featuring a DIGIC 6 image processor and 12.1-megapixel high sensitivity CMOS image sensor. The G16 is set to launch in October $549.99.
The next camera is the PowerShot S120 featuring built-in Wi-Fi in a pocket-sized digital camera. It can upload images to social networks on the go using available Apple and Android applications. The S120 has a 24-120 mm extra wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8-f/5.7. The camera also uses the Canon DIGIC 6 image processor and has a 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor. It's also able to record full HD resolution video and has a built-in stereo microphone. The S120 is set to launch in October for $449.99.
The third of the new digital cameras unveiled by Canon is the SX510 HS featuring a 30x optical zoom lens with the 24 mm wide-angle setting. It features intelligent image stabilization and a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor. That CMOS sensor is paired with the Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor. The camera is also compatible with Canon applications for uploading photos on the go. The SX510 HS will be available on September for $249.99.
Next on the list of newly unveiled cameras is the SX170 IS featuring a 16 times optical zoom and 28 mm wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization. It also features a high-speed autofocus system in a 16-megapixel image sensor. The cameras able to record 720p resolution HD video and has a special Smart AUTO system that chooses the optimal settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera will be available in September for $179.99.
The final the camera is the Powershot N Facebook designed to make sharing images and video on Facebook a snap. The camera has a special Facebook Connect Button allowing you to instantly share images and video to your Facebook account. The camera also features a special Creative Shot mode that automatically creates a series of five artistic photos along with the original giving options for uploading.
The camera [obviously] has integrated Wi-Fi and a 2.8-inch capacitive tilting-touch LCD screen on the back. The camera also features a shutter and zoom ring located around the lens and the 12.1-megapixel image sensor. The camera can also record full HD resolution video with a dedicated movie button. Other features include a Face ID system allowing the camera to automatically recognize and focus on familiar faces. The camera also has intelligent image stabilization and more. The camera will be available in September for $299.99.
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Software likely needs improvement
8/22/2013 12:51:21 PM
Canon has made some amazing digital cameras over the years, but it seems with each new generation the software they include with the cameras seems to get worse. For example, a camera we got in 2007 (SX 100-IS) came with software that automatically uploads all new pictures to folders by date as soon as you connect the USB cable. Simple, quick, and effective. The software that came with the pocket camera (A2300) we bought last year is TERRIBLE. So far as I can figure out it only lets you download new images one at a time. Don't know how this is "easier to use" than the prior software but it certainly looks like a step backward to me.
RE: Software likely needs improvement
8/26/2013 2:47:07 AM
A quick search of "A2300 transfer photos" came up with instructions for how to download all photos or all non-transferred photos... Perhaps you had a PICNIC Error?
I generally just remove the SD card and transfer files that way, using 1 card per major event (vacation/wedding).
The whole "upload to Facebook before you have time to use better judgment" crowd has left me in the dust so I guess I am a dinosaur.
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