sx400 640x480One of the upsides of using zoom lenses is that it allows you to snap photos from a distance without having to get too close to your subject. This is great for street photography if you’re particularly shy about approaching your subject, and if you’re in the market for a new zoom camera, you might be interested to learn that Canon has officially unveiled two such cameras.

These cameras come in the form of the PowerShot SX400 IS and the PowerShot SX520 HS. The former will be priced cheaper than the latter and will sport a 24-720mm lens. The latter will feature a 24-1008mm lens, so if you’re looking for an even longer zoom, the PowerShot SX520 HS might be the camera for you.

sx520 640x480The SX400 IS will also come with a 16MP CCD sensor while the SX520 HS will sport a 17MP BSI-CMOS sensor. The largest aperture for both cameras has been set a f/3.4, with the SX400 IS going up top f/5.8 when zoomed, while the SX520 HS will go to f/6.0, so if you’re looking for photos that are a little bit sharper when fully zoomed, the SX520 will do the trick, although the SX400 will perform slightly better in low-light.

Both cameras will also come with 3-inch LCD displays and will have an ISO range of 100-1600 for the SX400, while the SX520 will go from 100-3200. The SX400 IS will be priced at $249.99 and is expected to be available this August, while the SX520 HS will be available in September and will be priced at $399.99.

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