Canon PowerShot SX280 HS and SX270 HS digital compact cameras launched

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canon-sx820-hs-camera.jpgTwo new pocketable digital compact camera models from Canon have been revealed today, the PowerShot SX280 HS and PowerShot SX270 HS.

Both make use of Canon’s new DIGIC 6 image processing engine, and both also house a 20x optical zoom and full HD 60fps video recording. Each also has a 12.1MP CMOS sensor, and 3-inch preview screen, as well as a new Hybrid Auto mode that records four seconds of video in 720p resolution before each shot is captured.

These videos are then edited together automatically at the end of a day of shooting into a “behind the scenes” video letting you get an idea of what was going on around your snaps.

So what sets the two apart? The SX280 HS is the higher spec’d model, packing in Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities, the SX270 HS lacking these features.

Due out in May, you’ll be able to pick up the SX280 HS for £299 and the SX270 HS for £279.

Gerald Lynch