Canon Unveils the PowerShot SX280 HS Loaded With New DIGIC 6 Processor
From time to time a lizard asks me what to look at in a simpler but capable camera. If asked today, this would be my answer. Just $330. Half the price of an entry level DSLR
One week ago, we reported that Canon had sent out spy-style projector pens that teased an upcoming PowerShot announcement. Well, that announcement came yesterday alongside the two new entry-level DSLRs that were unveiled (the SL1 and the T5i).
It’s the new PowerShot SX280 HS, a camera that may not look too special on the outside, but packs something quite interesting on the inside: Canon’s next generation DIGIC 6 processor.
That’s right, this new compact camera features a processor that none of Canon’s DSLRs have yet. The 1D X flagship DSLR features two DIGIC 5+ processors. The two new DSLRs announced yesterday both feature a single DIGIC 5 processor. This tiny point-and-shoot beat them all to the DIGIC 6 party.On the front of the camera is a 25-500mm f/3.5-6.8 lens, which offers a 20x optical zoom. On the back is a 3-inch 461K-dot LCD screen.