Canon introduces new PowerShot camera
The 14MP PowerShot SX30 IS can shoot 720p HD video as well as stills
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Canon Middle East has introduced a new compact super zoom range camera, the PowerShot SX30 IS. The PowerShot SX30 IS has a 24mm ultra-wide, 35x optical zoom lens and is the successor to the PowerShot SX20 IS.
The new model provides full manual control, HD movie recording and several shooting modes, both creative and automatic, according to Canon.
The 14.1 MP camera uses a 6.8cm vari-angle LCD screen and hot shoe compatible with a range of Canon accessories.
The 35mm lens offers a wide focal range and extends from 24mm to 840mm for both macro and telephoto shooting.
Due to the large focal range, Canon has developed an Image stabiliser, with 4.5 stops of compensation, designed to prevent lighting condition and hand shake issues when the camera is used from long distance shots.
The camera has 28 different scene detection variables in still mode.
The PowerShot SX30 IS also features Ultrasonic (USM) and Voice Coil (VCM) motors which are designed to ensure fast, accurate and silent zooming and focusing for both stills and movies.
The camera's new Zoom Framing Assist function is designed to aid users to keep track of moving objects or when using the telephoto.
Users can press a shortcut button and the Zoom Assist will retract the lens to one of three preset positions, allowing users to view more of the scene or find the object they are shooting.
In video mode, the PowerShot SX30 IS offers 720p HD movie capture with stereo sound and full optical zoom.
Photographers can switch between still and movie modes using a button. In HD video mode, the Smart Auto function is designed to detect 21 different scene types and adjusts the settings accordingly.