CANON POWERSHOT SX410 IS: Featuring a 20MP Sensor and 40X Zooming Prowess
The POWERSHOT SX410 IS from Canon is finally out in open and looks like a performance-oriented camera, in terms of layout and even attributes. This gadget offers a portable body which is compact and will soon be made available globally. The specs sheet associated with this compact camera is detailed as follows:
Sensor and Lens
The POWERSHOT SX410 IS boasts of a 20MP sensor which measures 6.17mmx4.5mm in terms of dimensions. This camera offers a maximum image resolution of 5152x3864 pixels besides multiple aspect ratios in 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and even the standard 16:9. The CCD sensor works perfectly in unison with the DIGIC 4+ image processor, offering an impactful performance.
This camera houses the 40X optical zoom lens featuring a focal length range of 24-960mm. This looks like a commendable figure and offers optical image stabilization as well for both wide-angle viewing and the telephoto. Maximum lens aperture range for this camera is F3.5-F5.5. Auto ISO sensitivity is featured with a range of 100-1600, mainly for the low-light conditions. 6 white balance presets are also available in addition to the Super fine and fine JPEG quality levels. Besides the optical zoom, the POWERSHOT SX410 IS offers 4X digital zoom as well with manual focus and 9 focus points. Normal focus range of 5cm is also supported. Other exciting features include the Intelligent IS, paired up with the image stabilization mechanism, for those low-light and distant clicks.
Scene Modes and Video
The POWERSHOT SX410 IS supports multiple autofocus modes in Contrast Detect, multi-area, center, single, Live View and Face detection. Shutter speed range is restricted to 15-1/4000 sec. Multiple flash modes are supported as the built-in feature is existent with this gadget. The basic modes include Auto, slow synchro, flash on and flash off. The flash range offered by this compact camera is 5.00m. Subject modes are supported but the aperture and shutter priority schemes are given a miss. This camera also offers burst mode functionality at 0.5fps. Metering modes are supported in abundance with options like Multi, spot and center-weighted up for grabs. External flash is avoided but the exposure compensation mode makes up for this omission.
In terms of video recording, the POWERSHOT SX410 IS readily captures HD or 720p movies at 25 frames per second. 480p movies can also be captured at 30fps. H.264 is the only video format supported by this gadget.
The POWERSHOT SX410 IS boasts of a 3inch TFT-LCD panel with 230K dots as the offered resolution. This is a fixed panel with the Live View added into the mix. Image viewfinder and a touch based interface aren’t supported.
Connectivity and Storage
In terms of connectivity, the POWERSHOT SX410 IS offers USB 2.0 for faster file transfers. Multiple storage formats in SD, SDHC and SDXC are also supported.
Design and Battery
This camera is a portable unit measuring 104mmx69mmx85mm in terms of dimensions and weighing 325g. Battery is a NB-11LH module with the ECO mode added along, mainly for extending the battery life. This battery module supports up to 185 clicks on a single charge.
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS Rivals:
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Sony Cybershot DSC HX400V
Sony Cybershot DSC HX60V
Nikon Coolpix P600
Nikon Coolpix P610
Nikon Coolpix P340