Canon announces EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, PowerShot G16, S120, SX170is and SX510hs cameras

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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens ($349.99)

For photographers and videographers looking to add versatility and range to their lens collection, the new EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens is a dream come true. Compact and lightweight with Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 3.5* equivalent stops of shake correction, it extends the camera’s reach significantly, capturing sharp images of far away objects, even when handheld. It features Canon’s amazing STM stepping motor and a newly designed high-speed CPU, rear focus mechanism and improved AF algorithm for high-speed performance, supporting Canon’s Movie Servo AF for smooth, quiet and continuous focus adjustments. The EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM lens features one UD lens element that reduces chromatic aberration, helping to achieve excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast. The front element does not rotate, ensuring easy compatibility with accessories like polarizing filters, and full-time manual focus is available even while in AF mode. Enhanced coatings on the lens elements deliver excellent color balance and minimize ghosting and flare, and a 7-blade circular aperture delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds. The EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM lens has a compact design thanks to a new six-group zoom system that provides a maximum magnification of 0.29x at the telephoto end and a minimum focusing distance of 2.79 ft./0.85m throughout the zoom range.

* Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed using the EOS 7D digital SLR camera at a focal length of 250mm (400mm in 35mm equivalence).

Specifications
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 55–250mm 1:4–5.6
Lens Construction 15 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 27°50' – 6°15'
Focus Adjustment Rear focus system 
Closest Focusing Distance 2.79 ft. / 0.85m
Filter Size 58mm diameter 
Max Diameter x Length, Weight 2.8 x 4.4 inches, approx. 13.2 oz./
70.0 x 111.2mm, approx. 375g

MTF charts:

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Canon PowerShot G16 ($549.99)

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With performance and creative expression approaching that of an SLR camera, the new PowerShot G16 camera makes unlimited imaging not just portable, but now wireless, too! Built-in Wi-Fi® offers easy set-up and powerful capabilities: upload stills and video to Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™ and Flickr®; send to email; share to tablets and smartphones; print wirelessly; and transfer to PCs. You’ll be eager to share the spectacular images you create with the 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor. Together they create the Canon HS SYSTEM for significantly improved resolution in an expanded ISO range of 80–12800. Stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video is possible thanks to the DIGIC 6 Image Processor: vividly realistic and incredibly smooth. A 5x Optical Zoom offers excellent shooting versatility, and the bright f/1.8 lens performs brilliantly in low light. Continuous shooting with full resolution has been boosted up to EOS-caliber speeds, and High Speed AF puts images in focus almost the moment the camera is aimed, so you can freeze that perfect shot. Intelligent IS counteracts camera shake for clear shots in any situation. Shoot HDR photos without a tripod, and add dynamic new finishing effects. You can also capture breathtaking images of the nighttime sky with new star shooting modes. Enjoy pro-like advantages such as Multi aspect RAW, which lets you take control over the editing process, and compatibility with Canon Speedlite flashes and a variety of EOS System accessories ensures you a world of photographic discovery.

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Canon PowerShot G16 features:

  • New to the G-Series, built-in Wi-Fi® allows you to wirelessly transfer your images with ease to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#, to a PC, or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS® or Android™ device with the free download of the Canon CameraWindow app**.
  • 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon’s powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, enhanced image quality, and ultra-fast operation.
  • Capture stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Record at 60 frames per second for even more detailed, superb results in MP4 format.
  • 5x Optical Zoom (28mm–140mm) and a bright f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T) lens enables you to capture more in your frame, and is ideal for low-light conditions or using shallow depth-of-field for dramatic, soft backgrounds.
  • High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed. Paired with continuous shooting speeds of up to 9.3 fps and the removal of buffer time, you can get your best shot in full resolution***.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Multi aspect RAW enables you to shoot uncompressed RAW images in various frame ratios to suit the intended use of the image.
  • Compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes and a variety of EOS System accessories for additional creative options.
  • HDR scene mode combines multiple shots into one picture, capturing a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image to provide greater detail. New artistic sub-modes such as Art Bold and Art Vivid unlock new opportunities for creativity.
  • Shoot breathtaking images and video of the stars with new star shooting modes designed to better capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky.
  • Additional features.

# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.

* Compatible with iOS version 6.0/6.1 or later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0/4.1/4.2 or later. Data charges may apply.

** This software enables you to upload images to social network sites. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.

*** The first six shots are shot at a rate of 12.2 fps. From the sixth shot onward, it becomes approximately 9.3 fps. The PowerShot G16 can continuously shoot up to 522 shots at approximately 9.3 fps when using an SDHC/SDXC UHS-I card based on Canon’s standard test method.

Canon PowerShot G16 sample images:

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The rest of the new PowerShots cameras:

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  • Canon PowerShot SX170is ($179.99)

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  • Canon PowerShot SX510hs ($249.00)

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  • Canon Powershot N Facebook camera
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