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Canon's latest super-zoom camera packs a 40x lens and a low price

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Canon is determined to leave no camera niche uncovered, it seems. Just a month after it kicked out an avalanche of PowerShot point-and-shoots, it's back with two more that fill what few holes are left. The SX410 IS super-zoom is the darling of the two, and improves on the still-young SX400 IS with an even longer-ranged 40x stabilized lens and a sharper 20.2-megapixel sensor for a modest $280 -- slightly more than the $250 SX400, but arguably a better deal if you just have to get up-close photos. There's sadly no WiFi or NFC, though, and you'll have to be content with recording 720p movies. The SX410 IS should hit shops in March.

Gallery: Canon PowerShot SX410 IS and ELPH 350 HS | 7 Photos

The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS, meanwhile, is more of a straightforward replacement for last year's 340 HS compact cam. You'll still get a 12x stabilized lens, 1080p video, WiFi and NFC, but you now have a higher-resolution 20.2-megapixel sensor to bring out more detail. The 350 HS will arrive in April, and its $210 price makes it ever so slightly more expensive than its predecessor.

Edgar Alvarez contributed to this report.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

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