Canon Unveils PowerShot SX520 HS and SX400 IS Superzoom Cameras with 42x and 30x Optical Zoom Lenses

Canon took the wraps off two new compact, superzoom cameras this morning: the PowerShot SX520 HS and the PowerShot SX400 IS digital cameras. The new PowerShot SX520 HS features a whopping 42x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 24-1008mm) and the PowerShot SX400 IS has a 30x optical zoom (equivalent to 24-720mm).

The PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera will go on sale in September 2014 for an estimated retail price of $399.99.

The PowerShot SX400 IS digital camera will be available in August 2014 in black or red for an estimated retail price of $249.99.

Here’s a rundown of the key features in each model:

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

• 42x optical zoom with Canon’s Optical Image Stabilization

• 16MP CMOS sensor

• Canon’s DIGIC 4+ image processor

• Full 1080p HD video recording

• Zoom Framing Assist feature controls lens by zooming out, and then zooming back in quickly and automatically for close-ups with face detection

• Canon Creative Shot mode uses combo of lighting, color and composition from the original image to create artsy effect

• Smart AUTO technology selects 32 different pre-defined scenes for still shots and 21 scenes for video without needing to switch modes

• Hybrid AUTO mode designed to create stabilized HD video clips (up to approximately four seconds) when user shoots a still image, then compiles clips into a single “highlighted reel” movie

• Built-in mini-HDMI port for connecting to HDTVs

• Available in black

 

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

• 30x optical zoom range with Optical Image Stabilizer

• 16MP CCD sensor

• Canon’s DIGIC 4+ image processor

• Smart AUTO technology selects 32 different pre-defined scenes for still shots and 21 scenes for video without needing to switch modes

• 720p HD video recording

• High Speed AF, upgraded from the previous model, helps to reduce lag time so that the perfect shot can be captured quickly and with ease.

• Available in black or red

Read more about the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS here.

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