|Canon PowerShot SX 600 HS with wireless connectivity. Image: blog.uniquephoto.com|
Canon SX600 HS is a sleek compact size camera. This camera has an ultra-wide angle lens with 18x optical zoom and 36x digital ZoomPlus, and a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 4+ processor. This camera has integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity so lets users wirelessly transfer or post the shots on social networking sites. That is meant to entice you away from the smartphone in your pocket. The camera eschews the manual modes frequently found in Canon’s SX model PowerShots in favor of a beginner-friendly automatic experience complete with the Creative Shot mode debuted in Canon’s square-shaped N camera.
You can use the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC to transfer photos to your smartphone or tablet of choice. Also notable is the Hybrid Auto mode that records four seconds of video before each still photo.
The SX600 HS also sports a dedicated movie record button and shoots up to 1080p Full HD video. Canon SX600 is equipped with HS System, intelligent IS, Creative Shot mode to capture six different images simultaneously and Smart Auto for simple point and shoots functionality.
Canon also introduces The ELPH 340 HS is basically the same camera as the SX600, only with less zoom capability and cheaper than Canon PowerShot SX600 HS. Inside the ELPH 340 HS you’ll find the same 16-megapixel sensor, Digic 4+ processor, 3-inch 461k-dot LCD and built-in wireless capability.
Moreover Cannon has also launched a unique camera, Canon N100.
The N100 is the follow-up to the strange PowerShot N camera that Canon debuted at the beginning of last year. Like its predecessor this one has social sharing built into its DNA, but there are a few new notable features. Spec-wise, camera boasts a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, Canon’s newest DIGIC 6 processor, a tiltable 3-inch 922k-dot touchscreen, a 5x 24-120mm f/1.8-5.7 optically stabilized lens, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability.
Canon N100 is unique because The PowerShot N100 is actually two cameras. There's a standard point-and-shoot camera on the front that uses a 5x optical zoom. On the back, there's a dinkier "sub camera". So it's kind of like a smartphone; it’s attractive camera on the front, however less good camera on the back.
From all the above types of cameras, which would you choose? All seems interesting, even Canon N100 is a very unique camera. However, you may be curious to compare them with other brands. Panasonic, Sony or Pentax must also be ready to compete with Canon in various types and segments.