Canon PowerShot G16, S120, SX170 IS and SX510 HS Officially Unveiled

 Canon PowerShot G16

Canon has announced the PowerShot G16 alongside three other consumer compact cameras – the PowerShot S120, SX170 IS and SX510 HS.

The PowerShot G16 steps up from the G15 with built-in WiFi, which allows you to share images via your iOS or Android device. Additionally, the G16 adds a DIGIC 6 image processor and 1080/60p video.

The PowerShot G16 should be available in October for $549.99. Check availability here at B&H Photo.

Canon PowerShot S120

The Canon PowerShot S120 replaces the popular S110 and includes built-in WiFi and 1080/60p HD video capture. Like the new G16, the WiFi allows users to connect and share images via Canon’s CameraWindow app on iOS or Android devices.

The PowerShot S120 features a 12.1MP CMOS sensors and a 5x optical zoom lens (24-120mm equivalent), although it is a bit slow at the long end with a f/1.8-5.7 variable aperture. The PowerShot S120 should ship in October for $449.99. Check availability here at B&H Photo.

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is a superzoom camera with a 30x optical zoom lens (24-720mm equivalent). It sports a 12.1MP CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 4 processor. The SX510 HS captures 1080p video and has built-in WiFi like the other models released today. It should be available in September for $249.99. Check availability here at B&H Photo.

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Finally, the PowerShot SX170 IS comes in at the bottom of the new line as a $179.99 camera with a 16x zoom lens and 720p video capture. The camera features a 16MP sensor but offers no WiFi like the other models in the new lineup. The PowerShot SX170 IS ships in September. Check it out here at B&H Photo.



  1. says

    Ho-hum. Another mediocre-at-best carpet-bomb from our favorite Japanese giant. These new releases aren’t even enough to get the previous models to drop in price on the used market. More disposable digital fodder.


  2. Leo says

    I thought that Canon with the Canon PowerShot G1 X this concept had saved. Bigger sensor, small camera. But this, no. The wrong way.
    The S120 looks like a nice realy small camera, but Sony does it much better at this moment. I still own a Canon S90, but I really do not like the small sensor. But it is a small camera, you can put it in your pocket. But now, I think the Sony RX100 is much much better (sensorsize) and is still very small.

    I am a Canon fan but this products, no, not for me. Be much more creative Canon!

    • says

      I pretty much agree with everything you say. However, I thought the G1 X was a little too clunky to be successful.

      You are spot on about the RX100 though. If Canon and Nikon don’t step up from their vanilla upgrades, Sony will own the advanced-compact market.