Canon Unveils PowerShot Pair
By Greg Tarr On Oct 3 2011 - 4:01am
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. –
Canon USA recently introduced
two new PowerShot digital point-and-shoot
cameras – the S100 and SX40 HS.
Both models are available now and feature Canon’s
new Digic 5 image processor, HS system, FullHD video
capture, High-speed Burst HQ and Intelligent IS,
among other features.
The S100, which carries a $430 suggested retail,
includes a 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor, 5x
optical zoom lens starting with a 24mm f2 wide angle
focal length, 3-inch LCD, up to 6400 ISO light sensitivity,
FullHD 1080p video capture with a dedicated
movie button, stereo sound and HDMI output, and an
optical image stabilizer. Super-slowmotion
capability is also added.
It will capture still shots in RAW
as well as JPEG formats, and offers
manual control override and built-in
The auto picture settings include
face detection in AF, AE, FE and
WB; subject tracking AF; and blink detection. Shooting
modes include HDR and handheld night scene shooting.
The SX40HS, which also carries a $430 suggested
retail, features a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a
35x optical super zoom lens starting at a 24mm wideangle
Also included is FullHD 1080
video recording with a dedicated
movie button, stereo sound and
HDMI output, optical image stabilizer,
an articulating 2.7-inch
Vari-angle LCD, up to 3200 ISO
low light sensitivity, built-in popup
flash, 32 scene Smart Auto modes, a zoom framing
assist function, and manual control override.
The auto picture settings include face detection in
AF, AE, FE and WB; subject tracking AF; and blink detection.
Shooting modes include HDR and handheld
night scene shooting.