In addition to looking for compact, pocket-size models of camera, many other users are interested in all-terrain cameras that allow for the capture of images in all types of situations. These bridge cameras, which are halfway between single-lens reflex and point-and-shoot cameras, are the kind that Canon has wanted to update with its new PowerShot SX520 HS and SX400 IS. Both come with very similar designs, with powerful respective zooms of 42x and 30x and a 24-millimeter wide-angle lens.
They stand out due to the incorporation of an intelligent image stabilizer capable of detecting eight different types of scenes, as well as a 16-megapixel sensor which, in the case of the SX520 HS, is highly sensitive.
Both models have a 3-inch screen, creative filters and an advanced automatic mode that detects different scene types. However, the SX520 has even more advanced functions, like video recording in 1080p (720p in the case of the SX400 IS), manual controls, shots at 10 frames per second and an extra control dial. The prices for these cameras are 399 and 249 dollars and they will be available starting in September and August, respectively.