Canon has announced a new point and shoot digital camera that has an awesome zoom range called the SX30 IS. The zoom range on the camera is 35x and it is the world’s first point and shoot with a 35x optical zoom lens with wide angle as well.
Naturally, with a zoom level that high the camera has optical image stabilization built-in. The camera is able to record 720p HD video and use that ensure zoom range to do it. That means you can get really close to the action from far away.
The SX30 IS uses the Canon DIGIC 4 image processor. The lens has a focal range of 24mm to 840mm and has a special framing assist button to help users find their subject when using high zoom levels. The image sensor in the camera is a 14.1MP unit and the camera has a 2.7-inch Live View LCD that tilts. The camera will ship this month for $429.99.