Canon has announced the PowerShot G16 alongside three other consumer compact cameras – the PowerShot S120, SX170 IS and SX510 HS.
The PowerShot G16 steps up from the G15 with built-in WiFi, which allows you to share images via your iOS or Android device. Additionally, the G16 adds a DIGIC 6 image processor and 1080/60p video.
The PowerShot G16 should be available in October for $549.99. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
The Canon PowerShot S120 replaces the popular S110 and includes built-in WiFi and 1080/60p HD video capture. Like the new G16, the WiFi allows users to connect and share images via Canon’s CameraWindow app on iOS or Android devices.
The PowerShot S120 features a 12.1MP CMOS sensors and a 5x optical zoom lens (24-120mm equivalent), although it is a bit slow at the long end with a f/1.8-5.7 variable aperture. The PowerShot S120 should ship in October for $449.99. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is a superzoom camera with a 30x optical zoom lens (24-720mm equivalent). It sports a 12.1MP CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 4 processor. The SX510 HS captures 1080p video and has built-in WiFi like the other models released today. It should be available in September for $249.99. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
Finally, the PowerShot SX170 IS comes in at the bottom of the new line as a $179.99 camera with a 16x zoom lens and 720p video capture. The camera features a 16MP sensor but offers no WiFi like the other models in the new lineup. The PowerShot SX170 IS ships in September. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Ho-hum. Another mediocre-at-best carpet-bomb from our favorite Japanese giant. These new releases aren’t even enough to get the previous models to drop in price on the used market. More disposable digital fodder.
I thought that Canon with the Canon PowerShot G1 X this concept had saved. Bigger sensor, small camera. But this, no. The wrong way.
The S120 looks like a nice realy small camera, but Sony does it much better at this moment. I still own a Canon S90, but I really do not like the small sensor. But it is a small camera, you can put it in your pocket. But now, I think the Sony RX100 is much much better (sensorsize) and is still very small.
I am a Canon fan but this products, no, not for me. Be much more creative Canon!
Eric Reagan says
I pretty much agree with everything you say. However, I thought the G1 X was a little too clunky to be successful.
You are spot on about the RX100 though. If Canon and Nikon don’t step up from their vanilla upgrades, Sony will own the advanced-compact market.