Canon PowerShot SX620 HS, A New Compact Superzoom Camera

Posted on Aug 25 2016 - 9:30pm by Tom Kenny

Canon released a new camera for its PowerShot lineup, the PowerShot SX620 HS, a sleek digital camera featuring a high-resolution 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor along with a powerful DIGIC 4+ image processor. The sensor and processor combine to form the Canon HS SYSTEM, that produces imagery with notable clarity and quality, as well as reduced noise when working at high sensitivities in the low-light conditions.

The new PowerShot SX620 HS also features wireless connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. Other specs include a 3-inch 922k dot screen and 1,080p Full HD movie recording.

Beyond still image recording, the new digital camera is capable of recording Full HD 1080p video at 30 fps, which is easily accessible via a dedicated movie button.

canon powershot SX620 HS

The Canon SX620 HS sports a powerful 25 to 625mm-equivalent, 25x optical zoom lens, outdoing the 25-450mm equivalent range of its SX610 predecessor. This new optic means you will still have access to the very same, fairly generous wide angle as before, but you will now get the benefit of a significantly more powerful telephoto — although you are going to need to crank up the sensitivity or shoot in good light to take advantage of all that extra reach.

The SX620 HS’ maximum aperture starts off from f/3.2 at wide angle and falls to f/6.6 at the telephoto position, that compares well to the even dimmer f/3.8-6.9 optic in the earlier camera.

The Auto Zoom feature helps to maintain framing accuracy and consistent compositions, as well as sharp focus, when working with distant subjects by automatically zooming in or out.

The Canon PowerShot SX620 HS will be offered in your choice of black, red or silver for $279.99.