To replace last year’s SX260 HS, Canon introduces the new long-zoom PowerShot SX280 HS. Like its predecessor, the new model sports a 20x optical zoom lens with 25mm wide angle and GPS support. It also packs the all-new DIGIC image processor to deliver detail and fast continuous shooting performance. WiFi connectivity is also added for wireless transfer of photos and video.
The 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and the DIGIC 6 combined to create the Canon HS SYSTEM for improved low-light performance with ISO range up to 6400. The long-zoom camera‘s High-speed Burst HQ is capable of continuous, fast-action, high-resolution shots at up to 14fps, and its ZoomPlus technology can extend the zoom range to 40x. It is capable of 1920x1080p Full HD video recording.
To deliver blur-free images and videos, the SX180 HS features Intelligent IS, that includes 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer helps reduce camera shake, delivering blur-free images, and the Dynamic IS mode that employes a five-axis Image Stabilizer to capture clear and smooth footages. Its Smart AUTO mode lets users capture great photos with optimized settings easily.
With built-in GPS receiver, the camera can record the location data of each image taken. Utilizing WiFi connectivity, you can connect the camera to iOS or Android smartphones or tablets for wireless photo and video transfer. You can even connect it to computers, compatible PowerShot wireless cameras and wireless PictBridge compatible printers. The 20x zoom PowerShot has a 3-inch PureColor LCD display.
To be released in the US in April in black and red, Canon’s SX180 is priced at $329.99. Canon will also release in Europe market the PowerShot SX270 HS that share many of the features but comes without GPS and WiFi connectivity.