Canon’s Long-Zoom PowerShot SX60 HS & Selfie-Ready PowerShot N2

Canon’s Long-Zoom PowerShot SX60 HS & Selfie-Ready PowerShot N2


Melville, NY—The latest models in Canon’s P&S lineup, the PowerShot SX60 HS and N2 offer unique features and advanced technology.

PowerShot SX60 HS. With a 65x optical zoom lens (21–1,365mm equivalent) and OIS, this camera brings faraway action up close. Its 16.1MP CMOS sensor pairs with a Digic 6 processor to create Canon’s HS system to enhance low-light image quality. Plus, Canon’s intelligent IS system provides eight-mode shake correction. For filmmakers, 1080/60p Full HD video capabilities feature automatic or manual exposure control, a built-in stereo microphone and an external mike port.

Also featured are: face detection; tracking AF; 6.4-fps, full-resolution bursts; an “EOS” grip; a 3.0-inch, 922K-dot vari-angle LCD; a 922K-dot EVF; a zoom framing assist function that zooms out to locate the subject and zooms back into a saved position; and zoom memory, which makes it possible to return to the recently used zoom position.

Creative shot and smart auto modes are also provided, which automatically select optimal settings from 58 predefined scenes for stills and 21 for video.

The PowerShot SX60 HS, which is compatible with Canon Speedlites, comes with NFC, built-in Wi-Fi and a mobile device connect button. $549.99.

PowerShot N2.
This square-shaped P&S employs an 8x optical zoom lens (28–224mm equivalent), a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and a Digic 6 processor. Its 2.8-inch, 180º tilt, capacitive touch-screen LCD combines with a self-portrait mode for taking selfies. The LCD also allows the capture of low-angle or difficult-to-shoot angles. And its new shutter ring functions with an all-round release, enabling users to hold the camera in various ways.

With enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities, the PowerShot N2 allows users looking to share creative images of moments with family and friends anytime and anywhere. Using its mobile device connect button, users can connect to a compatible smartphone or tablet. Images uploaded to the cloud via Canon iMage Gateway can be shared on social media platforms. The PowerShot N2 camera also includes NFC, making initial setup and pairing easier with a compatible Android device.

Other features include: creative shot mode with added filters; a movie shooting feature that combines several clips automatically with special effects, including super slow motion; and smart auto mode with 58 predefined scenes for stills and 21 for video.

Canon’s PowerShot N2 ships in December. $299.99.