Canon has released details of the new PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS models that are being added to its super-zoom line-up.


The new PowerShot SX520 HS. (Source: Canon.)

Both models are compact and light in weight, making them ideal for travellers and family photographers.  They have 16-megapixel image sensors and DIGIC 4 processors plus built-in Optical Image Stabilisation with Intelligent IS, which minimises the effects of camera shake.  The PowerShot SX520 HS features a 42x optical zoom lens, which can be doubled to 84x with the  ZoomPlus function. Zoom framing assist helps keep subjects in the frame at high magnification by automatically adjusting the zoom to maintain subjects at a pre-set size within the frame. This camera includes Manual, Av and Tv shooting modes, along with Full HD (1080p) movie recording at 30 fps.


The PowerShot SX400 IS.(Source: Canon.)

The PowerShot SX400 IS is Canon’s most compact and affordable super-zoom model and features a 30x optical zoom lens with 60x ZoomPlus in a compact, easy to hold body. It offers sensitivity settings up to ISO 6400 and high speed burst modes plus HD movie recording.

The PowerShot SX520 HS is available in black only, while the PowerShot SX400 IS comes in red and black. Both models include six creative filters (fish-eye effect, miniature effect, toy camera effect, monochrome, super vivid and poster effect), which can be added post-shooting. Details of the new cameras can be found at and