Canon PowerShot fires in two compact super-zooms

It's been Canon crazy at Pocket-lint Towers this morning. First up was the big news that the 600D had gone official, followed by the 1100D announcement and three new compact IXUS range cameras being launched too.

And now, it's time to bring you news of two more Canon camera arrivals - the compact super-zoom models the PowerShot SX230 HS and the PowerShot SX220 HS.

Seen as the replacement for the SX210, the new devices have the combination of a 12.1-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and Canon’s powerful DIGIC 4 processing technology, along with a wide-angle 14x optical zoom lens and Full HD 1080p (at 24fps) movie recording with stereo sound.

They have a 28mm wide-angle setting and full zoom at a 392mm equivalent focal length with image stabiliser tech on board too, to correct camera shake. 

They also offer a 4-stop advantage to prevent image blur in low light and the PowerShot SX230 HS packs a GPS unit for recording where and when images were shot and its GPS logger can hook up with Google's mapping apps to plot a journey.

Available in mid-March, no price details have yet been disclosed, but keep tuned to Pocket-lint for more info.



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