Canon has unveiled the new point and shoot compact cameras: PowerShot SX170 IS, PowerShot SX510 HS. The PowerShot SX510 HS’ predecessor, the SX500, used a 16 megapixel CCD sensor. The SX510 gets a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, hence the new ‘HS’ designation. Built-in Wi-Fi is also added to the SX510’s feature set, and it offers what’s almost certainly the same 30x 24-720mm equivalent optical zoom lens that the SX500 used, a 3.0 inch LCD and 1080/24p video.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Price – $179.00.
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Price – $249.00.
Where to Buy
|PowerShot SX170 IS||Amazon | B&H | Adorama | ebay|
|PowerShot SX510 HS||Amazon | B&H | Adorama | ebay|
Features and Specifications
PowerShot SX510 HS Digital Camera
The compact PowerShot SX510 HSiii digital camera incorporates a 30x optical zoom 24mm wide-angle lens, Intelligent IS technology for sharp, vivid images, a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor that allows users to capture high-quality images. The camera also records 1080p Full HD video. The SX510 HS is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology so that images and videos can be shared with friends and family wirelessly on social networking sites or via email through the use of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also upload images from almost anywhere via their compatible iOS® or Android™ device with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app.
The camera’s Zoom Framing Assist feature automatically maintains the correct distance from the subject using a face recognition sensor to track and capture subjects for sharp still and video images. Upgraded from previous PowerShot models, the AF speed helps dramatically reduce lag time so that perfect shot will be captured with ease.
The PowerShot SX510 HS is scheduled to be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $249.99.
PowerShot SX170 IS Digital Camera
The PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera offers a long zoom in a compact camera body at an affordable price. The camera’s 16x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilization captures clear, vivid images whether a subject is up close or far away. Featuring High-Speed AF and Intelligent IS system that provides smooth video and sharp images via six stabilization modes, the SX170 IS operates with a DIGIC 4 Image Processor and a 16.0-megapixel sensor to create high-quality images. With 720p HD video capability, users can shoot still and video images and view both via an HDTV using an HDMI connector.
Complete with Smart AUTO technology, the PowerShot SX170 IS automatically selects the optimal settings from 32 predefined shooting situations, which helps the user to capture the best image possible. Powered by a new lithium-ion battery that provides efficient battery life, the SX170 IS has a 3.0-inch LCD screen and an ergonomic body allowing users to comfortably hold the camera.
The PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera is scheduled be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $179.99.
|Canon PowerShot SX510 HS||Canon PowerShot SX170 IS|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||12.1 megapixels||16.0 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||12.8 megapixels||16.6 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200||Auto,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Superfine, Fine|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–720 mm||28–448 mm|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4x)|
|Normal focus range||5 cm (1.97″)|
|Macro focus range||0 cm (″)||1 cm (.39″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT Color LCD|
|Maximum aperture||F3.4 – F5.8||F3.5 – F5.9|
|Minimum shutter speed||15 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/1600 sec||1/3200 sec|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||5 m||3 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, on, slow synchro, off||Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off|
|Continuous drive||Yes (3.8 fps)||Yes (0.8 fps)|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1280 x 720 (30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Videography notes||Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 5fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps||Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion NB-6LH rechargeable battery & charger||NB-6LH|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||250||300|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||349 g (0.77 lb / 12.31 oz)||251 g (0.55 lb / 8.85 oz)|
|Dimensions||104 x 70 x 80 mm (4.09 x 2.76 x 3.15″)||108 x 71 x 44 mm (4.25 x 2.8 x 1.73″)|