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Canon's most powerful superzoom sports advanced video features, 65x lens

Zach Honig
09.15.14
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If you need a 21-1365mm focal range in a single permanently affixed lens, man does Canon have the camera for you. The PowerShot SX60 HS, which replaces the SX50, sports a 65x optical zoom with an f/3.4-6.5 maximum aperture range and features to help you track distant subjects when you're zoomed all the way in. The camera's Advanced Zoom Framing Assist lets you select how much of a person you want to keep in the frame, and the camera will automatically zoom in and out to maintain that composition. The SX60 has an upgraded 16.1-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 6 processor, a 922k-dot viewfinder that flips out, up and forward, along with built-in WiFi and NFC.

Gallery: Canon SX60 HS hands-on | 12 Photos

The SX60 also packs some sophisticated video capture features, letting you shoot 1080/60p clips with full control over the exposure. There's an external mic port with manual audio level controls and "silent" focus and zoom adjustments, so you can continue to make tweaks without interrupting recording. For stills, you can shoot up to 6.4 frames per second at full resolution (with fixed focus), and the camera's zoom memory will bring you back to your previous zoom position after you swap a battery or SD card. Canon's new flagship superzoom ships next month for $550.

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