Canon South Africa will be bringing the newly-announced PowerShot G16 and PowerShot S120 cameras to local shores soon, according to a media release from the company.
Both shooters will be making use of Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor which, as Canon puts it, “…allows users to expand their photographic range and take stunning images in a wide variety of challenging situations” and both camera will also use a 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7 high-sensitivity CMOS sensor.
The PowerShot G16 will feature a f/1.8-2.8 refractive glass lens from Canon, 5x optical zoom and a f/1.8 aperture at 28mm and a f/2.8 at the 140mm focal length, the latter being the G16’s maximum. The G16 ships with manual controls for most functions, wireless connectivity and a lightweight aluminium body.
The PowerShot S120 is the first of Canon’s S-series of cameras, being called the “world’s slimmest camera” by the company. It contains a f/1.8, 24mm lens with 5x optical zoom and a very similar set of manual controls to those employed by the G16 (with the addition of a lens ring). It features a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and WiFi connectivity.
Both cameras are capable of Full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording at 60 frames per second, though Stuff would expect nothing less at this point. Pricing hasn’t been announced just yet but the cameras themselves should be landing shortly.