Canon Gives Wi-Fi Connectivity To New PowerShot Models

Wi-Fi connectivity is really becoming more of a need rather than a luxury these days seeing how manufacturers are cramming this technology into anything they can get their hands on. Canon for instance is now getting its line of consumer and prosumer grade PowerShot digital cameras with Wi-Fi. Among the three Wi-Fi enabled PowerShot cameras that Canon announced this week…

Wi-Fi connectivity is really becoming more of a need rather than a luxury these days seeing how manufacturers are cramming this technology into anything they can get their hands on. Canon for instance is now getting its line of consumer and prosumer grade PowerShot digital cameras with Wi-Fi.

Among the three Wi-Fi enabled PowerShot cameras that Canon announced this week, the PowerShot SX600HS is the most powerful. This camera packs a 16MP CMOS sensor, Canon’s DIGIC 4+ image processor, NFC and an 18x 25-450mm, f/3.8-6.9 optical zoom lens.

There’s also a 3-inch 461k-dot LCD at the back as well as a Hybrid auto mode, which records a four-second video before each still photo  then stitches them into one longer video at the end of the day. As with other Canon cameras, the SX600HS also packs a Smart Auto Mode with 32 different shooting modes.

Canon has also provided a cheaper yet less powerful alternative to the SX600HS with the PowerShot ELPH 340HS. This one features almost identical specs as the SX600HS but has a downgraded 12x 25-300mm f/3.6-7.0 optical zoom lens and a fixed flash as opposed to a pop-up flash. The ELPH 340HS will be available in different colour options such as purple, black and silver.

For those looking for a bit more adventure and youthfulness in their cameras, you might want to check out the new Canon PowerShot N100. The N100 is equipped with a 12MP CMOS sensor, the latest DIGIC 6 image processor, and a 5x f/1.8-5.7 optically stabilised zoom lens.

It also has a 3-inch display at the back but has a higher resolution and is a touchscreen that can flip up 90 degrees. There’s still Wi-Fi and NFC; and just like the SX600HS and ELPH 340HS, the N100 still features that Hybrid Auto mode as well as a Creative Shot mode.

But the N100’s most interesting feature would probably be the back camera located at the top of the LCD screen.  This allows the camera to capture the user’s expression while taking a photo, creating a picture-in-picture effect.

The Canon PowerShot SX600HS will be available in April for US$450, while the ELPH 340HS will be available in March for US$400. On the other hand, the N100 will start shipping in May for around US$350 in either black or white.

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