Canon is rumored to introduce the PowerShot SX60 HS sometime before Photokina 2014, as the bridge camera will allegedly be present at world’s largest digital imaging event.
One of the most sought-after travel cameras, which would have been perfect for your summer vacation, is the long-rumored Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.
The shooter was supposed to be announced this spring and to be released right before the beginning of the summer. Shortly after that announcement it became clear that this was not happening; it was revealed that the replacement for the SX50 HS would be launched during the summer.
Unfortunately, it seems like this is no longer the case as the bridge camera will not be released by the end of August. Instead, the device is now rumored to be unveiled in early September and to make an official appearance at the Photokina 2014 event in mid-September.
Canon to introduce PowerShot SX60 HS before Photokina 2014
This is good news for all the photographers waiting for Canon to launch a PowerShot SX50 HS successor. The PowerShot SX50 HS was unveiled in October 2012 and most models of the series were introduced during the fall 2012.
The Canon SX60 HS should have become official during the fall of 2013. However, the Japan-based company has decided to skip a cycle, so the rumors about a late spring/early summer release date surfaced at the beginning of 2014.
According to the source, the reason why the SX50 replacement has been delayed consists of “production issues”. No specific details have been given, so we cannot say if they are related to the recent recall of thousands of SX50 units.
For those of you who are unaware of the subject, Canon has recalled more than 10,000 SX50 units due to the fact that chemicals used in the rubber parts of the viewfinder were causing skin and eye irritations to the users.
Canon SX60 HS bridge camera to come packed with world’s “biggest zoom range”
The source has not given very many details about the specifications list, either. The only thing which has been mentioned consists of the fact that this bridge camera will feature the most extended zoom range of any current shooter.
Previously, the rumor mill has speculated that the PowerShot SX60 HS will sport a 100x optical zoom lens, which would offer a 35mm equivalent of 20-2000mm.
Nevertheless, the truth will be found out in early September, while the Photokina 2014 attendees will be able to experience this camera first-hand. Meanwhile, Canon SX50 is available at Amazon for around $400.