Canon recently announced a new compact digital camera to their line up, the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS. This is a portable long zoom compact digital camera that consumers can consider to own, slotting in between and complementing their ecosystem of their DSLR photography setup (on one end) and their smartphone/tablets/phablets (on the other end).

Let me share with you more information and details of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS from the press release information –

Canon introduced the PowerShot SX620 HS, a portable long zoom compact camera with connectivity features for enhanced versatility to capture the surprises and moments in daily life. With a 25x zoom lens and improved focal range of 25 – 625mm, the PowerShot SX620 HS has an increased reach of up to 40% and is also more compact and lighter than its predecessor.

“The PowerShot SX620 HS goes the distance to ensure the delivery of brilliant performance with enhanced features packed in a compact design,” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. “This new compact camera is primed to excel with its improved lens function, which allows for an increased zoom shot while being easily portable for users on the move.”

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Powerful zoom in a compact body

With Canon’s ZoomPlus technology, the powerful 25x zoom lens packed within the PowerShot SX620 HS’s tiny frame, is able to double the full optical zoom range achieving up to 50x zoom. With the advanced lens technology, the camera enables users to capture wide shots, making the PowerShot SX620 HS ideal for use in enclosed environments or group shots, as well as long shots of distant subjects or close-ups of fine details.

Equipped with the DIGIC 4+ image processor, coupled with the zoom lens, PowerShot SX620 HS captures quality high-resolution 20.2 megapixel images in rich colours with sharp details. The PowerShot SX620 HS is also capable of shooting movies at Full HD resolution, with a smooth frame rate of 29.97 fps.

Ultra-compact with a weight of a mere 182g, the PowerShot SX620 HS is able to fit into small pockets and bags, which is an added convenience for users to bring around. In order to suit the user’s lifestyle and preference, the PowerShot SX620 HS is also available in red, black and white.

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Wireless connectivity on-the-go

With the incorporation of a new Wi-Fi button on the PowerShot SX620 HS, it is now easier to transfer photos and videos from camera to computer or upload them on social media platforms. With a single push of the Wi-Fi button, the camera will immediately be connected to the user’s preferred device. This button can be activated in any mode, from shooting mode to playback mode, and even when the camera is switched off. Alternatively, users can connect to NFC-enabled devices such as smartphones simply by tapping the two devices together.

Pricing and availability

The pricing and availability of the PowerShot SX620 HS will be advised at a later date.

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Product Specifications

PowerShot SX620 HS

Image sensor : 1/2.3-type 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
Imaging processor : DIGIC 4+
Lens : 25x IS, 25-625mm f/3.2 (W) – f/6.6 (T)
LCD : 3.0-inch (4:3) approx. 922,000 dots
Movie : Full HD up to 29.97 fps
Connectivity: Wi-Fi / NFC-enabled
Dimensions: Approx. 96.9 x 56.9 x 27.9mm
Weight: Approx. 182g

*Information and Pictures Courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations*