Packing the new Digic 6 image processor, Canon’s latest PowerShot offerings boast significantly improved low-light image quality, a 12fps burst shooting rate at full resolution and an autofocus speed of just 0.10s.

The Powershot S120, a blend of prosumer performance and compact form factor

Canon has just introduced the new PowerShot G16 and S120. The 12.1 megapixel prosumer-oriented camera duo, successors to the G15 and S110, feature Canon’s latest Digic 6 image processor, offering various improvements such as significantly reduced image noise, an impressive 0.10s autofocus speed and 1080p video capture at 60fps, among other enhancements.

Apart from performance boosts, the new PowerShots also offer a slew of new and useful features. Among which, the Background Defocus mode allows one to easily create and adjust background blur, making the foreground subject more pronounced, a handy feature especially when shooting portraits. Manual Focus peaking assist is another nifty feature that emphasizes in-focus areas in manual focus mode by outlining the area with colored peaking lines, making it easier to get an accurate focus on the desired subject.

Both cameras sport a bright f/1.8 lens and a 5x zoom, with the PowerShot S120 boasting a 24mm focal length at the wide end. The pair also comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, enabling users to conveniently upload and share photos right from the camera.

 

The new PowerShot G16

The new PowerShot G16

Pricing and availability:

PowerShot G16 – available from end September at S$699

PowerShot S120 – available from mid October, pricing will be announced closer to launch