Announced at CES are the expected upgrade to Canon’s PowerShot G9 X plus the superzoom PowerShot SX430 IS, two slim IXUS models and a LEGRIA camcorder.


Canon’s PowerShot G9 X Mark II will be offered in silver with leather trim (as shown) or black. (Source: Canon.)

The new PowerShot G9 X Mark II uses   the same 0.1-megapixel 1 inch-type CMOS sensor and 3x optical zoom lens as its predecessor but features the latest  DIGIC 7 processor, which provides a significant boost to performance. Continuous shooting speeds have been increased to 8.2 fps with a buffer depth of 38 JPEGs or 21 CR2.RAW frames. Dual sensing image stabilisation offers 3.5-stops of shake correction (a 0,5-stop increase on the previous model) using parallel stabilisation processing. The new processor also improves subject tracking in continuous AF mode and Canon claims an average AF lag of 0.14 seconds.

Improvements have been made to the auto shooting mode’s scene recognition capabilities and a new Auto ND filter enables users to shoot with slower shutter speeds without over-exposure. Time-lapse shooting now offers the ability to change exposure settings while shooting and Time-Lapse movie capture is supported in-camera.

Video specifications are essentially unchanged, with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 50 fps frame rate. A new 24p recording mode has been added for user who prefer a ‘cinema like’ look. Other unchanged features include the single SD/SDHC/SDXC clot that supports faster UHS-I media,  built-in 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with Dynamic NFC and Bluetooth 4.1 wireless connectivity and the NB-13L lithium-ion battery, which is rated for approximately 235 shots/charge (a slight improvement). The PowerShot G9 X Mark II will be available from February 2017. Prices will be set at dealer discretion.


The new PowerShot SX430 IS superzoom camera. (Source: Canon.)

The three new digicams feature 20 megapixel, 6.17 x 4.55 mm CCD sensors and DIGIC 4+ processors. They are designed primarily for snapshooters, include built-in Wi-Fi and can record movies in HD 720p quality. The PowerShot SX430 IS superzoom digicam (shown above) boasts a 45x optical zoom range, along with Optical Image Stabilizer and Intelligent IS. Designed for family use, it includes Smart Auto scene detection .


The new IXUS 185 (top) and IXUS 190 (below) cameras are the slimmest of their type to date. (Source: Canon.)

The IXUS 185 has an 8x optical zoom lens and comes in black, red or silver. The IXUS 190 has a 10x optical zoom lens and comes in silver or black.


Canon’s new LEGRIA HF R806 camcorder. (Source: Canon.)

The new LEGRIA HF R806 features a 32x optical zoom, augmented by a 57x Advanced Zoom and user-friendly Auto Zoom Framing Assist function and ‘Intelligent’ IS. It provides users with the ability to change frame rates mid-recording with the new ‘Flexible’ slow and fast motion effects and includes a Highlight Priority mode backed-up with an improved Backlight Correction. The 7.5cm           LCD touch screen enables users to easily frame shots and review recording on the spot.  Audio Scene Select uses the optimum setting for any scene to get the best audio quality.

The IXUS 185, IXUS 190, PowerShot SX430 IS and LEGRIA HF R806 will be available from February 2017. Prices will be set at dealer discretion. For full details, visit