Canon has some of the best cameras in the market today and the Canon PowerShot high end compact cameras has higher quality lens, manual control, higher grade finish and construction and the ability to shoot raw photos.
The Canon PowerShot High End Compact Cameras
Canon’s point and shoot camera line, the PowerShot was first introduced in July 1996. This year, Canon added five new cameras to the PowerShot lineup. The newest models include compact super zooms, point and shoot right out of the box and fit in your pocket and a bridge camera that features a 24-1200-mm equivalent lens.
- Canon PowerShot S120 and S200 – These two models are the smallest high end compact cameras that the PowerShot line offers. The S120 is known for its size and power, featuring a control ring on the lens that is used for many common adjustments. It has a 12 megapixel sensor and 5x zoom with a minimum focal length of 24mm equivalent and an f/1.8-5.7 maximum aperture. On the other hand, the S200 is slightly cheaper, but offers a 10 megapixel sensor and a 24-120mm f/2.0-5.9 lens. The ISO range on this model is slightly reduced and the screen has a smaller resolution.
- Canon PowerShot G16 – This model is regarded as the last of Canon’s old school compact cameras. Its sensor is the same as the S120 and S200, but with a larger body, more external controls optical direct vision viewfinder and a 5x 28-140mm equivalent lens. The zoom range is also the same as the first two models, but the maximum aperture is much wider at longer focal lengths: f/1.8 at its shortest focal length, but only drops to f/2.8 at full zoom.
- Canon PowerShot G7X – This model is simpler and smaller than the G16 – only slightly larger than the S120 and S200. It offers a much larger 20.2-megapixel 1-inch sensor and much larger lenses. As a compromise for its size, the G7X does not have a viewfinder. It offers, however, a flip up touch screen display, built in Wi Fi and a full HD movie mode.
- Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II – With a larger sensor, it has a slimmer and cleaner design. There is also no viewfinder here, but you can add an optional external one. This model offers 12.8 megapixels with higher image quality and a a 24-120mm equivalent f/2.0-3.9 zoom lens. It has a larger sensor compared to the G7 X, although the lens is not as fast when doing a long zoom.
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