October 10th, 2012, 07:20 PM
Canon S110 and G15 Now In Stock at B&H. Does Anyone Care?
Now in stock at B&H:
Canon Powershot S110
Canon Powershot G15
Canon Powershot SX50 HS
The S110 will be a chart-topping success, like the S100, S95, and S90 before it. It is arguably the only camera which is substantially smaller than the RX100 while offering the kind of image quality we've come to expect from much larger high end compacts. Meanwhile, the G15 is the latest in a longstanding, proud line of full-featured, small sensor serious compacts.
These new cameras refine Canon's winning formulas, formulas which have dominated the serious compact camera market for many years. At the same time, other recent cameras like the Sony RX100, Canon G1X, and Sigma DP2M are redefining what we think of as possible with fixed-lens compacts. A year ago, I couldn't have imagined myself asking this question, but now it seems appropriate: Is anyone here excited about the new Canons?
October 10th, 2012, 08:09 PM
To be honest I think the S110 is gonna have a hard time. The series never really excited me, but they always had their place in the serious compacts landscape. With the RX100 so much more capable in only a slightly larger package, the Canon seems redundant.
The G15 - I would seriously consider it, if it had a sweep panorama mode. For me, the G15 is probably the perfect size - not too thick (G12 was thicker than I liked), but chunky enough to handle easily, with plenty of manual controls. Also its long (for this sensor size) and fast zoom makes it very interesting as an all-round travel camera. But since I'm also a bit of a wide angle junkie, I'd require at least a sweep panorama mode to increase the FOV. Computer/software-based panoramas don't interest me since they're not really practical when you're away from the computer that has the software (think internet cafes).
SX50 is simply too large for me, but if the IQ holds up I guess plenty of people are attracted to 50x zoom.
October 10th, 2012, 08:43 PM
I don't know how many of us will buy them, but I'm sure they'll sell oodles for 3 reasons: 1) It's a Canon; 2) It's much less expensive than RX100; 3) Many people will consider the size difference vs RX100 to be more than slight.
Originally Posted by bartjeej
I'm usually not one for megazooms, but the 50X zoom in the SX50 sounds like fun. 24mm to 1200mm equivalent and RAW gets my attention.
October 10th, 2012, 09:27 PM
They are not checking off my boxes.
But speaking of megazooms. Is anyone going to make one with that Sony 1 inch sensor? Even if it's 20-24x instead of 50x to keep the size manageable (even 16x would be good) I'd rather have that. Small sensor cams have made great leaps in the last 2 years, but I'm hooked on IQ. I don't much care for smeary images or the look of noise on smaller sensors.
October 10th, 2012, 09:49 PM
I went the G route with Canon from my very first digital - the venerable G2 - through G6, G7, G9 and, finally, G10. And I believe that will be the end of the line for me, although I toyed with the idea of getting a G12 primarily for the articulating screen. But there are so many more - and better IMHO - choices out there now.
The laurels upon which Canon appears to be resting are wearing thin.....
October 10th, 2012, 09:59 PM
fwiw, the G12 in the classifieds is a sweet deal. I'm not a Canon kind of guy, but if I were......that swivel screen is awesome.
October 10th, 2012, 10:00 PM
I agree. And Amin is right, they will sell because they are Canon. Which puzzles me because I have never regarded Canon as being best. That is, its cameras have been good, even stellar in some ways, but not all of them and not all the time, and they have always had competition in the IQ stakes from many quarters. But nobody does marketing in the camera arena like Canon. And that's what will sell them, not their intrinsic value (which I have serious doubts about, anyway)
Originally Posted by Crsnydertx
Gear: Mostly the Fuji X100, Ricoh GRD III and Olympus XZ-1
October 10th, 2012, 10:00 PM
I had the Canon S95 (which I donated to my daughter when she traveled to Thailand, got stolen there!), then bought the S100 which ended up with a lens issue. Canon repaired the lens and it worked fine. Liked the GPS feature on the S100 but it would kill the battery quickly if you left it on.
Sold that and got the RX100. Don't think I will be going back to Canon. I like the Sony so much, that I am considering picking up a NEX to try.
October 10th, 2012, 10:34 PM
In 2012 the G15 is swimming in a larger pool filled with many more dangerous sharks than it. The G1X was the camera that made the G-series interesting to me again. This one not so much.
Last edited by Luckypenguin; October 11th, 2012 at 02:56 AM.
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October 10th, 2012, 10:59 PM
No, these Canons don't interest me one bit. In fact, I can't remember the last time any Canon camera of any kind caught my attention. But I'm another who'd be very interested in a 16x superzoom camera with a one-inch sensor.
Panasonic G5 and GX1; Lumix 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, Lumix 45-150mm f/4-5.6, Lumix 100-300mm f/4-5.6, Lumix 14mm f/2.5, Lumix 20mm f/1.7
Olympus E-PM2; Zuiko 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6, 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R, Zuiko 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6, Zuiko 40-150 f/4.0-5.6 R, Zuiko 15mm body-cap lens, Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, Zuiko 45mm f/1.8
Pentax Q; 01 prime, 02 and 06 zooms
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