Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Coming To The U.S. In April With 20x Ultra-Zoom

Posted Feb 18, 2009

Here’s one for the photo enthusiast in you.  Canon will be introducing the PowerShot SX1 IS with 20X Ultra-Zoom to the U.S. starting in April.  The company introduced the camera at the PhotoKina 2008 conference, but it was only made available in the European markets.

The camera comes with a DIGIC IV image sensor, a 2.8″ swivel LCD display, and 28-560mm (35mm equivalent) focus range.  The optics in the focus range has an anti-blur stabilizer that has been improved for up to 4 stops of light.  With the 20X zoom lens, you can literally zoom into an up-close shot of an insect.  The camera will also have RAW capture.  The cost of the camera will be about $599 when it arrives in April.