Canon PowerShot SX170 IS, SX510 HS announced, Price, Where to Buy

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

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.

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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Price – $179.00.
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Price – $249.00.

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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
MSRP $249.99 $179.99
Body type
Body type Compact
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)
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Processor Digic 4
Color space sRGB
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
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Superfine, Fine
File format
  • EXIF 2.3 (JPEG)
  • JPEG v2.3
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–720 mm 28–448 mm
Optical zoom 30× 16×
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97″)
Macro focus range 0 cm (″) 1 cm (.39″)
Lens mount None
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 461,000 230,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT Color LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Maximum aperture F3.4 – F5.8 F3.5 – F5.9
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 sec 1/3200 sec
Exposure modes
  • Auto
  • Live View Control
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Movie
  • Discreet
  • Creative Filters
  • Scene
  • Movie Digest
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Scene
  • Live View Control
  • Creative Filters
  • Discreet
  • Movie
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Face Self-timer
  • High-speed burst
  • Low Light
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Portrait
  • Face Self-timer
  • Low Light
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Fisheye Effect
  • Miniature Effect
  • Toy Camera Effect
  • Monochrome
  • Super Vivid
  • Poster Effect
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 5 m 3 m
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive Yes (3.8 fps) Yes (0.8 fps)
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
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
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (Mini-HDMI) No
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Wireless notes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Remote control No
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
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″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None

Release Date

These two cameras starts shipping in October, 2013.

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