The new PowerShot has safer zoom, but the price remains affordable.
The PowerShot camera line has been around for a long time, mostly because Canon has found a slot market that still has relevance â€“ affordable cameras that fit in your pocket and continue to take much better pictures for amateurs than anything smartphones can extend. Such is the PowerShot SsdX620 HS, which features several upgrades from past models, making it one of the top point-and-shoot cameras of 2016.
The camera go with a 20.2-megapixel sensor and a powerful Digi 4+ image processing engine â€“ which may sound very familiar if you looked at eventually year’s model. The big difference here is the zoom capability, which offers a much high 25x optical zoom range with knowing image stabilization so your pictures won’t blue. The back includes a 3-inch LCD screen, which comes in handy for both that titanic zoom function and taking 1080p video when possible.
The SX620 HS has some other smart upgrades, too: This includes Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities for quickly sharing photos and also not worrying as much about true data storage, a particularly big plus for the sort of action that point-and-shoot cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or see. A number of shooting modes back up this capability, assigning you to switch between more than a dozen effects depending on what you are working with: From poster filters and smart “Artistic shot” modes to the ability to program all the settings yourself, there’s enough to work here if you like messing around with Instagram runs â€“ but nothing compared to the careful settings of more professional cameras.
That’s about it for noteworthy specs for the SX620 HS, which is sort of then underscore: PowerShot cameras give you a few high-quality features and cut the rest to save on space and money â€“ something this model accomplishes with ease. That brings the toll down to only $280, which looks very attractive when compared to similar compact cameras.