Canon’s PowerShot updated camera puts more zoom in your pocket


Canon has updated one of its most pocketable and versatile point-and-shoot cameras with the PowerShot SX620 HS.

The new compact camera comes equipped with a 20.2 Megapixel sensor and a Digic 4+ image processing engine. While these are exactly the same specs as the SX610 HS announced at CES 2015, Canon has upgraded the optics, increasing the zoom range from 18x to 25x and giving it a 25-625mm equivalent lens.

The new PowerShot SX620 HS also features wireless connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. Other specs include a three-inch 922k dot screen and 1,080p Full HD movie recording.

The PowerShot SX620 HS will be available later this month for $279 (about £193, AU$379)

Last but not least, Canon has also introduced a new lens for its EOS-M mirrorless system. The EF-M 28mm f3.5 is designed for macro-photography and offers a 45mm field of view (by 35mm equivalent standards), making it useful for everyday photography.

What’s more, it even comes with its own built-in ring light to help you illuminate objects for extreme close up shots.

When shooting macro photography, users will often hold the lens just a few millimeters away from their subject. This introduces shadows and ends up shrouding the subject in darkness. The included ring flash fixes this problem by introducing illumination, which users will also be able to adjust between dim and bright intensities.

Illumination aside, the EF-M 28mm f3.5 features the same optical image stabilization found in Canon’s EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM lens. Priced at $299 (about £207, AU$407), the lens will begin shipping in June

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