Canon has revealed the perfect companion for travel photographers in the body of the PowerShot SX700 HS compact camera which features a 30x optical zoom lens.
Right before the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014, Canon has decided that it is the perfect time to unleash a plethora of cameras. The company is not stopping, yet, even though it has already unveiled the Canon EOS 1200D, Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II, and Canon PowerShot D30.
The next in line is the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS, a compact camera aimed at travelers thanks to its 30x optical zoom lens.
Canon announces PowerShot SX700 HS with 30x lens and 16.1-megapixel sensor
The new Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is reminiscent of the PowerShot SX600 HS shooter revealed at the CES 2014. The main difference is the aforementioned 30x optical zoom lens, which is bigger than the 18x model on the SX600 HS.
The SX700 HS’s optic provides a 35mm equivalent of 25-750mm, which should get you very close to the action. The maximum aperture stands at f/3.2-6.9, so it depends on the selected focal length, as usual.
Nevertheless, this new point-and-shooter compact has plenty of other tricks up its sleeve to lure photographers. The list begins with the 16.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor and the DIGIC 6 image processor.
This combination ensures that the camera captures high-quality photos and do so in a short amount of time.
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS offers intriguing Zoom Framing Assist feature
Canon has confirmed that the new PowerShot SX700 HS is packing optical image stabilization to compensate for camera shakes. This will be useful towards the end of the telephoto lens, when any camera shake could ruin your photo.
The integrated OIS will also help users who want to capture full HD videos at 60 frames per second. However, image stabilization is always welcomed, so we will not hear any complaints from customers here.
An important feature is called Zoom Framing Assist, which allows users to keep a distant subject in frame even when backing out and recomposing. All that is left for the photographer is to zoom in again and press the shutter button to capture a great photo.
This compact camera also sports a 3-inch 922K-dot LCD screen on the back, a built-in flash on the top, and an autofocus assist light in the front.
WiFi-enabled compact camera coming in March at a store near you
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS is a tiny camera that features 46 Creative Shot filters. They will make your photos more artistic so that you can immediately share them on social networks.
This action can be completed with ease, as the compact shooter features built-in WiFi and NFC, Canon has confirmed.
The company will release the PowerShot SX700 HS as of March 2014 in black and red colors with a price tag set at $349.99.