Launching alongside the Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D), Canon has also revealed the PowerShot SX280, a compact camera for those who prefer something a little, well, more compact. While you might sniff your nose at compact cameras, especially given that our smartphones these days are able to snap decent photos, some of the features Canon is advertising for the SX280 would be its use of Canon’s new DIGIC 6 processor and its ability to capture photos in low-light conditions, a feature which we’re sure is welcome by photographers who hate the harshness that flash introduces to photos when not done properly.
Sporting a 12.1MP sensor, the SX280 will pack a 25mm wide 20x Optical Zoom lens and is apparently the first Canon camera to offer the DIGIC 6 processor. It will also sport WiFi capabilities, allowing photos taken by the camera to be shared wirelessly with other compatible devices, meaning that you will be able to transfer photos from the camera to your laptop, phone or tablet without the need for cables. Pretty handy in the field when cables only add bulk and end up being more of a hindrance than anything.
The SX280 will also come with a built-in GPS, allowing photographers to geotag their photos in case they forgot where they took them. The camera will also come with pre-defined modes, and a video mode that shoots in Full HD quality. Just like the Rebel Sl1, the PowerShot SX280 will be available in April and will be priced at $329.99. [Press release]