Canon PowerShot SX cameras: Perfect travel companions for the holidays

11 Nov

Canon PowerShot SX cameras make the perfect travel companion and, now, are some of the most in-demand gift ideas this holiday season. These superzoom cameras are known to give advanced features to point-and-shoot users without the huge price tag.

At any camera store, look for Canon’s PowerShot SX40 HS. This model has improved the image quality and functionality of its predecessor, the PowerShot SX30 IS. The highly specialized 24-840mm, 35x optical zoom lens automatically corrects common issues users encounter when shooting from a distance. From wide-angle shots perfect for landscape or big group shots to tight, telephoto shots for capturing unique details on tall buildings, the PowerShot SX40 can capture it all without missing a beat.

For those who are thinking of sharing their experiences on YouTube, a dedicated movie button allows instant switch to full high-definition video at cinema-quality 24 frames per second with crisp, stereo sound. Mac users need not fret about compatibility as Canon thoughtfully ensured that the SX40 HS supports Apple’s iFrame Movie format.

The camera uses a 12.1-megapixel sensor and the new, faster, smarter DIGIC 5 image processor. Thanks to the new hardware, challenging photography situations like sunsets and parties can be taken with utmost confidence that colors will stay natural-looking, details will remain vibrant and your memories will be captured just as you remember them.

No need to fumble through your camera’s buttons to capture the perfect scene; with the SX40’s Smart Auto function and Intelligent Image Stabilizer, fleeting moments can be captured faithfully and quickly as the camera chooses the best option out 78 presets. SX40 also features a quiet, high-precision focusing system and a High-speed Burst HQ mode that captures an astounding eight shots per second, ideal for intense moments like golf tournaments or baby’s first steps.

Another option for budget-conscious holiday shoppers is the PowerShot SX 150 IS. This model is equipped with a powerful 14.1-megapixel sensor and a 12x zoom lens. It has a large, 3.0” LCD and a dedicated Movie Button to record your home movies in crystal-clear high definition. Up to 32 scenes from clear skies, backlit, to sunset can be detected by Smart Auto which automatically calibrates the camera for best results. It even has the same Intelligent Image Stabilizer technology its bigger brother, the SX40, has, empowering the camera to automatically select the optimum IS for each scene whether on still or video mode.

No need to resort to photo editing softwares on the PC, users can complement their shooting styles with the SX150’s range of creative filters including fish-eye, super vivid, toy camera/pinhole and miniature effects. The new Photo Book function even lets users categorize favorite shots in-camera to easily create personalized albums.

For more information about new Canon PowerShot cameras, activities, promos and other gift ideas, go to or key in Canon Digital Cameras – Philippines on Facebook.

1 Comment

Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Canon, Technology


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One response to “Canon PowerShot SX cameras: Perfect travel companions for the holidays

  1. canonpowershotsx130isreviews

    January 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    The SX150 and SX130 are two amazing models from the Powershot series. Excited to see what they will be releasing in the future.


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