Canon has revealed the PowerShot SX410 IS bridge camera which replaces the PowerShot SX400 IS roughly six months after its official announcement.
The biggest digital camera vendor in the world is not done with its official announcements for the day. In preparation for the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, the Japan-based company has announced a new bridge camera. It is called PowerShot SX410 IS and it is here to substitute the PowerShot SX400 IS, which was introduced at the end of July 2014.
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS announced with 20-megapixel sensor and 40x optical zoom lens
There may not be very many changes between the Canon PowerShot SX410 IS and the PowerShot SX400 IS. However, the improvements will definitely make a difference.
The SX410 comes packed with a 20-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type CCD image sensor and a 40x optical zoom lens that offers a 35mm equivalent of 24-960mm.
Its predecessor used to feature a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type CCD sensor and a 30x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 24-720mm. The maximum aperture of the lens stands at f/3.5-6.3, depending on the selected focal length.
The lens comes with built-in image stabilization technology to make sure that photos will be blur-free even at telephoto focal lengths.
SX410 IS: a bridge camera without a built-in viewfinder
This is a lower-end bridge camera. Although it is packing a larger grip inspired by a DSLR, the Canon PowerShot SX410 IS does not feature a built-in viewfinder.
Photographers and videographers alike will have to settle for the 3-inch 230K-dot LCD screen when framing images and videos.
RAW shooting is not supported and the bridge camera can only capture 720p HD videos at 25fps. The camera is powered by a DIGIC 4+ image processor.
Canon has added an ECO Mode into this device, so that the battery life is improved by reducing the amount of power consumed by the LCD screen, while putting the camera to sleep when not in use.
Official availability details
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS has gained a little bit of weight when compared to its predecessor. It weighs about 11.5 ounces, while measuring 3.35-inches in depth, as opposed to SX400’s 11.05-ounce weight and 3.15-inch depth.
Additionally, its price is a tad higher. It will be released in black and red colors this March for a price of $279.99. The SX400 used to cost $249.99.
The bridge camera is available for pre-order at Amazon