Canon has announced a few P&S cameras and a new version of the 55-250 (budget zoom) that uses STM technology.  This brings the number of STM equipped lenses to 4- 18-55 iS STM, 18-135 IS STM, 40mm STM and now the 55-250 IS STM.  For parents looking to capture smoother video of their child on the field – this is a great answer.

EF-S 55-250 IS STM will be available in late september and sell for $350.  Beyond the addition of STM the new lens will be sharper and offer more contrast across the rane(a good thing) and offers internal focusing- nothing sticks out as you focus, more like a professional level lens.  All in all quite nice imrpovements to this budget zoom.Canon 55-250 IS STM Lens (NEW)

Canon PowerShot G16 continues a long line of enthusiasts level P&S.  The G16 offers minor upgrades from the G15(the lens, sensor and design are all identical to G15) Wifi, Digic 6 processor which gives you a slightly faster burst mode of 12.1 fps and 60p video.

Amazon.com_ Canon PowerShot G16 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 1080p Full-HD Video_ Camera & Photo

Canon PowerShot S120 also gets WiFi, a slightly faster lens (F1.8-5.7 vs F2.0-5.9) and the Digic 6 which means 12.1fps and 60p video recording.    The S1110 was one of my top picks for pocketable P&S the inclusion of WiFi is nice.  There are a few other P&S and certainly some micro 4/3 that offer better quality but it is hard to find anything this small, with the nice manual control scheme that offers very good quality images and video.    Did you know my very first video on my channel was a review of the S90.  I think you will agree I have improved some since then.

Amazon.com_ Canon PowerShot S120 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 1080p Full-HD Video_ Camera & Photo

 Preorder Links Below

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens $349
AmazonB&H Photo | Adorama

Canon PowerShot G16 $549
AmazonB&H Photo | Adorama

Canon PowerShot S120 $449
AmazonB&H Photo | Adorama

 

Canon Announced a few additional P&S cameras, I will add a brief blurb about them soon too, truthfully they are not very exciting.

 

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