The Compact Camera Is Alive: Canon Unveils Plenty of PowerShots at CES

And the camcorder too. Canon is trotting out its typical lineup of new PowerShot compacts and Vixia camcorders for 2016 right here at the present.

Canon PowerShot Elph 180

LAS VEGAS—You possibly can set your watch by Canon and CES. The firm has historically used the present to announce new compact PowerShot cameras and Vixia camcorders, saving SLRs and different extra formidable fashions for different occasions. 2016 is not any totally different, despite the fact that chances are you’ll marvel who’s shopping for standalone level-and-shoot cameras or conventional camcorders.

CES 2016 Bug ArtThere are 5 new PowerShots this yr, all positioned at the decrease finish of the price spectrum. The Elph one hundred eighty is the corporate’s latest price range shooter, priced at simply $ 119.99. It features a 20-megapixel CCD image sensor, an 8x zoom lens that covers a 28-224mm (full-body equal) area of view, and a purely digital image stabilization system. There are not any bells and whistles—the camera omits Wi-Fi, and the CCD sensor signifies that video tops out at 720p at a hard and fast 25fps body fee. The rear LCD can also be fairly primary, 2.7 inches in measurement with a low 230k-dot decision. It is the Elph for many who don’t need to spend so much of cash, and do not thoughts lacking out on features. Will probably be obtainable in a number of colours pink and silver, and is predicted to ship in February.

Canon PowerShot Elph 190 IS

If you wish to spend a bit extra you’ll be able to upgrade to the Elph one hundred ninety IS. It has a wider and longer 10x optical zoom (24-240mm), which is optically stabilized, and consists of constructed-in Wi-Fi. The rear LCD is identical, as is the image sensor is identical, so whereas the 20-megapixel nonetheless decision might be greater than a camera of this sort ought to supply, video tops out at 720p25. It is going to go on sale in February for $ 159.99. Color choices embrace black, blue, and pink.

Canon PowerShot Elph 360 HS

Additionally half of Canon’s compact PowerShot line, the Elph 360 HS gives some compelling causes to spend $ 209.99 on a compact. Its 20-megapixel CMOS image sensor can shoot at a better ISO sensitivity than a comparable CCD, for higher versatility in low mild. And the Digic image processor that powers it helps 1080p video at as much as 30fps. The rear LCD is a bit bigger and clearer—it is a 3-inch panel with a 460k-dot decision. The optically stabilized 12x zoom lens additionally will get you a bit extra attain than the opposite fashions; it covers a 25-300mm subject of view. The 360 HS may be yours in purple or silver when it goes on sale in February.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

When you’re in need of an extended zoom vary on a finances, the PowerShot SX420 IS is becoming a member of the Canon household, additionally in February. It is a slim camera, succesful of sliding right into a purse or go well with jacket, with a 42x optically stabilized lens. It covers a 24-1,008mm subject of view, succesful of capturing extensive-angles and distant topics. It consists of Wi-Fi and NFC, however does not supply nice video specs—its 20-megapixel CCD sensor is restricted to 720p25 video seize. There is no EVF, and the 3-inch rear LCD presents a modest 230k-dot decision The SX420 IS can also be coming in February. It is priced at $ 299.99 and might be out there in black or purple.

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

The final of the PowerShots is a CMOS mannequin, the 20-megapixel SX540 HS. Its stabilized lens covers an unimaginable 24-1,200mm vary, a 50x zoom ratio. Its Digic 6 processor helps 1080p60 video seize. There is no EVF—a feature that is not unheard of in a 50x zoom mannequin—however there’s a 3-inch, 460k-dot LCD for framing photographs. The SX540 HS goes on sale a bit later than the others, in March, for $ 399.99. It is solely out there in a single colour: black.

Canon Vixia HF G40

Becoming a member of the nonetheless cameras are a new slate of Vixia camcorders. The HF G40 is an replace to the HF G30. Its specs are largely the identical, however a new sensor guarantees to enhance noise by about 3dB—the equal to at least one cease in photographic phrases. It is priced at $ 1,299 and can go on sale this month.

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Additionally delivery in January are new fashions within the R collection. The HF R70, R72, and R700 share the identical design, image sensor, and lens as fashions launched final yr. They differ amongst themselves within the quantity of internal memory—the R72 has 32GB, the R70 16GB, and the R700 has none. (Every has an SD slot, of course.) Canon states that the LCD screens on the new fashions are brighter and extra evenly lit, for higher visibility outside. The touch-screen interface has additionally been revamped for extra intuitive operation. The R72 is priced at $ 449, with the R70 out there for $ 399 and the R700 for $ 299.

Canon Selphy CP1200

Lastly, there is a new moveable photo printer on its approach. The Selphy CP1200 has constructed-in Wi-Fi and may make 4-by-6-inch colour prints with the identical supplies utilized by earlier Selphy fashions. It consists of an AC adapter for power, however an non-compulsory battery is on the market that may print 54 photographs per cost. The Selphy will promote in a black or white end. An on-sale date hasn’t been introduced, however the price has: $ a hundred and five.99.

Source : PCMag.com

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