Canon has today announced a couple of new bridge cameras that have been designed with super-zoom lenses and an extra lightweight body, but still with all the specs that you expect from a Canon camera.

The first of the two is the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS, fitting with a 42x optical zoom lens, it features a 24mm wide-angle lens that is great for panoramas or close-up shots, alongside a maximum focal length of 1008m, for detailed images even at the largest of zooms.

The SX520 HS also features improved Zoom Framing Assist Auto technology to keep the subject in the frame, alongside the HS system and the new DIGIC 4+ processor.

Finally the camera also has a 16-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, with a total of five special effects, with a total of 46 options within them.

The second of the two is the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS, which comes with a 30x optical zoom lens that is capable of a 24-720mm focal range, with improved algorithms and an ultra-fast auto focus. It also uses the DIGIC 4+ processor, and features a 16-megapixel CCD sensor.

Both also include a new handgrip, that is said to offer DSLR-style ergonomics.

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS will be available in the UK and Ireland from August 2014 for £299, and the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS will be available from January 2015 for £259.

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