For the start of 2015, Canon announced a quintet of new cameras from the PowerShot series, among which are three superzoom models - Canon PowerShot SX610 HS, Canon PowerShot SX710 HS and Canon PowerShot SX530 HS - and two compacts with the label ELPH (known as IXUS outside of the US) - Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and Canon PowerShot ELPH 160.
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is equipped with a 20.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 4+ processor, a 25-450mm equivalent f/3.8-6.9 lens, 'intelligent' image stabilization, 18x optical zoom, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Moreover, it boasts Full HD video at 30 fps, and capturing images and videos is achieved via a 3" LCD screen. It is available in black, white, and red.
A little stronger is the Canon PowerShot SX710 HS, which is driven by a DIGIC 6 processor in combination with a 20MP BSI-CMOS sensor. Its lens is more advance as well, with 25-750mm equivalent range, f/3.2-6.9 aperture and 30x optical zoom. It also exhibits a 3" LCD screen, Full HD video, yet at 60 fps, Wi-Fi with NFC, and numerous special effects, both for images and videos.
The third superzoom camera that was announced at the beginning of January by Canon is the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS, which is at the same time the strongest of the three models. The equivalent focal length of its lens is fantastic 24-1200mm, the aperture is f/3.4-6.5, while the optical zoom reaches the value of absolutely astonishing 50x. It is also characterized by intelligent image stabilization, a DIGIC 4+ processor, the resolution of the sensor is somewhat lower (16MP), it features 1080/30p video, and like the previously mentioned models, the SX530 sports a 3" LCD screen and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.
As far as the ELPH compact cameras are concerned, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS boasts a 20MP CCD sensor, a 25-300mm (equivalent) f/3.6-7.0 lens, 12x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, a 2.7" LCD screen and 720p video, whereas the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 features the same 20MP CCD sensor, a slightly weaker lens (28-224mm f/3.2-6.9) with 8x optical zoom, but no optical image stabilization. It comes in black, white, silver, and red.
All the listed Canon models will arrive on the market in February, and their prices are as follows: $249 for the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS, $349 for the Canon PowerShot SX710 HS, $429 for the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS will cost $149, while the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 will be the most affordable, with the price of $119.
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