Canon has introduced the PowerShot SX160 IS and SX500 IS – both of which are mid-range superzoom cameras.
The SX160 IS has a 16x zoom covering a 28-448mm equivalent range. This is backed with a 16MP CCD sensor and DIGIC 4 processor. The SX500 IS features the same sensor and processor but adds a 30X, 24-720mm equivalent lens. Both feature faster autofocus and less shutter lag than previous models, while the SX160 IS includes Canon’s Intelligent IS system designed to compensate for a greater variety of camera movements. The models will be available from September at $329 for the SX500 IS and $229 for the SX160 IS.