|eBay seller bigvalueinc (99.3% positive ratings) has the Canon PowerShot S110 (white) on sale for $179.99. Compare to $249.
Eventually also the specs and 2 images of the upcoming PowerShot SX60 HS have leaked.
The SX60 HS has a 65x zoom and, a 21-1365mm equivalent lens with f/3.4-6.5.digicame-info]
Image and specifications of Canon’s upcoming Powershot G7 X have leaked,. The G7 X will feature an 1 inch sensor.
– 1 inch 20MP CMOS sensor
– Zoom equivalent to 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8
– Intelligent optical Image Stabilizer
– 5 stop video image stabilization
– DIGIC6 processor
– 31 points AF. touch AF
– LCD monitor tilting. 1.04 million dots.
– Touch panel
– Built-in flash
– Exposure compensation dial
– Control ring
– ND filter built-in
– Video Full HD 60p, stereo
– Manual video control
– remote control function with smartphone
With a DxOMark score of 22 points the Canon EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM is generally a good performer. It has good peak sharpness, particularly in the center at 16mm from f/4 onwards, reasonable transmission of 4.5Tstops and low vignetting, though it’s still noticeable wide-open, particularly in the extreme corners at 16mm and more generally in the periphery at 35mm. Sharpness varies throughout the zoom range, as you might expect with a zoom but thanks to some curvature of field this lens has a rather complicated optical performance. At 28mm the lens has somewhat soft corners at full aperture, a marked increase in sharpness across the field at f/5.6 and then at f/8 a return to the lower edge performance seen at f/4. Geometry is good though (particularly at 20mm); there’s no difficult to correct moustache type distortion, only some barrel distortion at 16mm and slight pincushion from 24mm.
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Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for a new, faster auto-focus that appears to be the next step in STM lens technology. The AF in the patent is driven by 2 motors, the main STM and an auxiliary DCM motor. This should be useful especially for continuous shooting & focusing in the videographers domain.
Machine translated text:
- Patent Publication No. 2014-164106
- Published Date 2014.9.8
- Filing date 2013.2.25
- Example 1
- Moving the aperture one two motors
- Main motor STM
- Auxiliary motor DCM
- And then rotate the first auxiliary motor, to assist the acceleration of the main motor