Next up from Photokina, Canon. (Okay, actually they announced before Leica.) Canon of course had lots of new gear to announce.
First up is the Canon 6D, a full frame SLR meant to go head to head with Nikon’s new D600.
20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
97% viewfinder coverage (Nikon is 100%)
Just one SD slot
burst mode to 4.5 fps (Nikon is 5.5)
larger pixel pitch than Nikon D600
higher resolution LCD than Nikon D600
But where I think Canon really got it right is the inclusion of built-in WiFi and built-in GPS, two things that require expensive accessories with Nikon. Body-only price matches Nikon D600 at US$2,099.
You can pre-order the Canon 6D from Amazon.
Next up is the Canon G15.
So rather than a G2X (at least for now) they’ve updated the G12 – skipping G13 (unlucky number in the west) and G14 (unlucky number in the east).
5x optical zoom starting at 28mm (35mm equivalent) F1.8-F2.8, not too bad!
1/1.7 inch 12 megapixel sensor
maximum ISO 12,800
burst mode 10 fps
fixed LCD panel (some of the earlier G series had articulating screens, can’t remember if the G12 did or not)
List price US$499
You can pre-order the Canon G15 from Amazon.
Not last (but the last one I’ll mention) is the S110
Obviously this is the successor to the very popular Powershot S100.
Same 1/1.7 inch 12 megapixel sensor as the G15
built-in WiFi (which begs the question why they couldn’t fit it into the G15)
The 5x optical zoom starts out at 24mm (35mm equivalent) and starts out at F2.0 but rapidly gets to F5.9
3 inch touch screen LCD
List price US$449.99
Canon is claiming that both the G15 and S110 feature “advancements in Canon’s AF system with improved AF times and reduced lag.” Both of these cameras will be available in October.
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