Not a particularly exciting release, but a camera release nonetheless, Canon earlier today debuted the PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS: two new affordable superzooms that will get you really close to the action without emptying your wallet.
The SX520 is the more powerful of the duo, with a 42x 24-1008mm equivalent f/3.4-6.0 zoom at the front and a 16MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor powered by a Digic 4+ processor on the inside. It boasts an ISO range between 100 and 3200, a 461K-dot LCD screen, and a (cue the sad trombone sound) burst rate of only 2fps. It can also shoot 1080p video.
The second camera Canon announced is the SX400, a CCD-sensored superzoom that also packs 16 megapixels of resolution, but focuses it through a shorter 30x 24-720mm equivalent f/3.4-5.8 lens. It also uses the Digic 4+ processor, but tops out at 1600 ISO, uses a lower-res 230K-dot screen, shoots only 1fps in ‘burst’ (would we call that burst?) and maxes out its video chops at 720p.