Canon Unveils PowerShot G12 With HD Video Recording and PowerShot SX30 IS With 35X-Wide Angle Optical Zoom Lens

Written By Sam on 16 September 2010

Canon has added the PowerShot G12 and PowerShot SX30 IS to its line-up of digital cameras for photo buffs. The 10-megapixel PowerShot G12 will have High Definition (HD) video capture capabilities (720p) along with the HS (High Sensitivity) System for capturing low-light settings. The PowerShot SX30 IS features a 35X-Wide Angle Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization (24mm-840mm). The 14.1-megapixel camera comes with a Digic 4 image processor,a 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD and 720p HD video capabilities.

Canon PowerShot G12

The PowerShot G12’s particularly touts improved low-light performance as one of its USPs. Canon noted that the company’s “Digic 4 image processor combined with the model’s 10-megapixel high sensitivity CCD sensor, make up Canon’s HS System to enhance image quality and help reduce noise at high ISO levels”. It is also reported to be the first model in the PowerShot G-series to record 720p HD video.

The company has informed that its Hybrid IS technology enables the camera to compensate for angular and shift camera shake. The G12 also features a High Dynamic Range (HDR) scene mode. Other features include a 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD with 461,000 dots of resolution, a control dial for adjusting of camera settings, a 5X-Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization and wide-angle capabilities starting at 28mm. The G12 is likely to ship for $499.99 and will be available early next month.

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

The 14.1-megapixel PowerShot SX30 IS is claimed to be the world’s first point-and-shoot model to feature a 35X-Wide Angle Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization. This feature reportedly makes long distance shots easier to capture. Notable features include a super telephoto lens (that ranges from 24mm to a maximum length of 840mm) a new Zoom Framing Assist button to track and capture subjects from a distance. The model will come with a Lithium ion rechargeable battery. Expected to hit stores later this month, the camera is likely to be priced at $429.99.

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