Here in our last installment on our Canon launch story, we give you the newest PowerShot models that they let us touch and try out during the event.
This touch-screen camera is optimized for low-light conditions as it features the DIGIC 5 image processor, an enhanced HS SYSTEM, and a large f/2.0 aperture. It packs a 12.1-megapixel sensor and has Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities, enabling you to send your photos to your Android or iOS device via the Canon CameraWindow app. Its Wi-Fi connectivity also allows you to connect with wireless printers.
Its fixed lens has a ring that lets you control several image settings, like ISO, zoom, white balance and exposure compensation. You can even use it as a focus ring. All you have to do is hit the Ring Function button at the back of the device and select the setting you want to adjust.
It features a Handheld Night Scene mode, which automatically takes two shots—one with flash and one without—and merges them. The brighter details of the shot with flash properly expose the subject against the background landscape, while the one without flash maintains the ambience of the night. The PowerShot S110 retails at PHP 25,998.
PowerShot SX500 HS
We were pretty impressed with the zoom capability of this little tyke. The 16-megapixel PowerShot SX500 IS, powered by a DIGIC 4 image processor, wields a powerful 30x (24-720mm) optical zoom that can even be extended to up to 24000mm using the 100x ZoomPlus feature. This guarantees that you will be able to take the perfect shot, even at a distance. It’s also equipped with a Zoom Framing Assist Lock button to help reduce the blur in your shots when shooting telephoto images.
Its seek function, Zoom Framing Assist Seek, will help users find their subjects in a zoomed position quickly by zooming out first and letting the user locate the subject, keeping the previous zoomed-in frame within guiding borders.
The PowerShot SX500 IS retails at PHP 18,998.
The heavyweight in the group is the Canon PowerShot G15. It pairs a 12.1-megapixel sensor and the DIGIC 5 image processor to achieve clear and stunning photos. It has a really fast and responsive AF system, allowing you to focus on a subject in just 0.17 seconds. Its fixed lens has a focal length of 28mm (with 5x optical zoom) with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. The G15 has a maximum shutter speed of and can shoot in up to ISO 12800.
It’s incredibly handy especially for photographers who want to keep their eye on the viewfinder as it features two dials for no-look control over the image settings. The G15 also lets you shoot in RAW for maximum control over the output of the image.
The PowerShot G15 also features a Dual Axis Electronic Levelling system that helps you shoot photos in perfect balance. While shooting, a graphical indicator will appear to show you if your photo is leveled or skewed.
The PowerShot G15 is priced at PHP 28,998.