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Canon announces the G16, S120, SX510 HS, and SX170 IS
by Laura Hicks -  8/21/2013

Today, Canon announced four new cameras: the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS.

Three of the new cameras, the PowerShot G16, the S120 and the SX510 HS, come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi. This allows images to easily be transferred to the user's computer by way of Canon's Image Gateway or social networking sites by way of Canon's CameraWindow app. Wi-Fi connectivity is easier than ever before. No longer does software need to be installed onto a computer. Setup can now be accomplished from a smartphone or tablet. Images can also be printed wirelessly using Wireless PictBridge on select printers, including the Canon PIXMA MG7120 or PIXMA MG5520 (also announced today) Wireless Photo All-In-One printers.

PowerShot G16

The PowerShot G16 is the successor to the PowerShot G15. The G1 is the first PowerShot in the G-series to come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology. The G16 has a 28-140mm wide-angle lens and has an aperture range of f/1.8 - f/2.8. The G16 features the new DIGIC 6 image processor, but has the same 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor as the previous model. The G16 promises improved AF times and reduced shooting lag over previous G-series cameras. The camera boasts continuous shooting speeds of up to 9.3 fps. The G16 also captures 1080p/60p Full HD video, and includes a built-in stereo microphone and an HDMI output so users have the ability to view videos on their HDTV.

New shooting modes are now available on the G16. Star mode gives users the ability to capture the night sky through the use of three scene modes: Star Nightscape, Star Trails and Star Time Lapse Movie. HDR Scene modes are also available and include: Natural, Art Bold, Art Embossed, Art Standard and Art Vivid options.

We loved the G15 when we reviewed it  (check out the review here) and can't wait to see what the G16 can do. The PowerShot G16 is scheduled to be available in October 2013 for an estimated retail price of $549.99.

PowerShot S120

The PowerShot S120 is the successor to the S110 (check out our review of the Canon S110 here). The overall concept and design of the camera remains almost identical, but built-in Wi-Fi is now included to create a connected camera experience. The PowerShot S120 features a 24-120mm lens with an aperture range of f/1.8-f/5.7. It is now equipped with Canon's new DIGIC 6 image processor and the same 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor found in the S110. Canon promises that advancements to the AF system will allow users to achieve significantly faster autofocusing speeds. The S120 captures continuous images up to 12.1 frames per second. The camera also records 1080p/60p Full HD video and includes a built-in stereo microphone and playback via HDMI output. Creative shot modes such as Star mode, Background Defocus mode, and handheld HDR Scene mode give users more control over their creativity. If you choose to use Smart AUTO mode, the camera automatically selects from 58 different pre-defined.

The PowerShot S120 is scheduled be available in October 2013 for an estimated retail price of $449.99.

PowerShot SX510 HS

The PowerShot SX510 HS features a 30x optical zoom 24mm lens, Intelligent IS technology, a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor. The camera also records 1080p Full HD video. The SX510 HS is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology so that images can be shared the same way as the G16. The camera features a zoom framing assist feature which automatically maintains the correct distance from the subject using a face recognition sensor to track and capture subjects for sharp still and video images. The SX510 promises to increase AF speeds over previous models.

The PowerShot SX510 HS is scheduled to be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $249.99.

PowerShot SX170 IS

The PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera offers a 16x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilization. The SX170 IS operates with a DIGIC 4 Image Processor and a 16.0-megapixel sensor. The camera comes equipped with smart auto mode which automatically selects the optimal settings from 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera is powered by a new lithium-ion battery which gives the camera a slightly sleeker appearance. The SX170 IS has a 3.0-inch LCD screen.

The PowerShot SX170 IS is scheduled to be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $179.99.