Canon Powershot S100 & SX40

Canon have recently announced point-and-shoot and high-end cameras, “PowerShort S100 and SX40”. The pair is featuring Canon’s new image processor, DIGIC 5 and a number of internal upgrades to resolve noise and image quality.

The cameras are designed to provide intelligent IS, faster shooting speed, full HD recording and enhanced resolution. The Powershot S100 is believed to be the successor of S95 with the following features: a GPS receiver for photo location data embedding, a 12.1Mp CMOS sensor and f/2.0 lens. The SX40 HS challenges super-zoom rivals with its 35x lens and new processor.

The feature-packed duo gives photo enthusiasts the low-light performance during low-light conditions for best results in capturing brilliant videos and images while on the go. The image processor has an advance feature of optimizing color tones of the background and the subject in Multi-area While Balance using many light sources, while the High-speed Burst HQ allows a continuous capture of up to eight frames. The Image Stabilization (IS), on the other hand, helps to reduce camera blur. Viewing is through a large 3.0-inch LCD screen.

Both cameras are coming out with a price tag of $430 (161 BHD) for each with Powershot SX40 HS expected to hit the market in end of September and the S100 in November this year.

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