CES 2012: New Canon digital camera PowerShot G1 X and PowerShot ELPH model series unveiled

By on Jan 9, 2012 in Camera, Lifestyle, Technology, United States Comments

Updated: March 2, 2012 5:40 p.m.

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Canon USA unveiled on Monday, January 09, 2012 its new line of digital cameras, the PowerShot G1 X and the PowerShot ELPH model series, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012, along with the new set of Canon camcorders.

Canon PowerShot G1 X digital camera
Image Credit: www.usa.canon.com

According to the announcement on its official website that day, the Canon PowerShot G1 X camera is the new flagship PowerShot model and the PowerShot ELPH has two models, ELPH 520 HS and ELPH 110 HS.

As noted by Canon, the PowerShot G1 X camera will feature a 1.5-inch, 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, which promises to deliver about nine times more light sensitivity to produce high-quality images in tough low-light conditions.

In addition, this new Canon camera was noted to have 4X Optical Zoom lens and also shoots in Full HD 1080p, as well as a 14-bit, RAW+JPEG shooting and compatibility with accessories such as Speedlite, among others.

Canon noted that the estimated selling price of the Canon PowerShot G1 X camera is $799.99 and will be sold starting next month, February.

Meanwhile, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS camera has a 10.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, along with a 12X Optical Zoom lens, ISO range of up to 3200 and wide-angle capabilities starting at 28mm.

On the other hand, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS camera features a 16-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor, along with a 5X Optical Zoom lens, ISO range range of up to 3200 and wide-angle capabilities starting at 24mm.

Both PowerShot ELPH models sport a Full HD 1080p video capture capabilities and a 3.0-inch LCD, and a High-Speed Burst mode where images taken via the 520 HS model are continuously captured at 6.8 frames per second and up to 5.8 frames per second for the 110 HS model.

The ELPH 520 HS model will be available in black, silver, red and blue in March with an estimated selling price of $299.99, while the ELPH 110 HS model will be made available in February with an estimated selling price of $249.99.

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