Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20.3MP camera has 40x optical zoom and tilting LCD screen

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Smartphone cameras are wonderful nowadays, making dedicated cameras an unnecessary purchase for many. With that said, some folks still buy them when they want even better quality photos thanks to things like larger sensors and high-quality lenses. Not to mention, for the most part, smartphones do not offer optical zoom. If you need to capture photos and videos in the distance, a dedicated camera is a must.

Today, Canon announces an all-new fairly compact camera with a monstrous 40x zoom. The PowerShot SX730 HS, as it is called, features 20.3 Megapixels and a 180-degree tilting rear LED screen -- perfect for vloggers and selfie-addicts. It even has integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connecting to both PC and mobile devices. Best of all, it is rather affordable.

"Ideal for families on vacation or parents at their kids' sporting event looking for a convenient, easy-to- carry compact digital camera capable of producing high quality photos and videos at long distances, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced today the new PowerShot SX730 HS digital camera. This new digital camera boasts a 20.3 Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor and a powerful 40x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-960mm) in a form factor that easily fits in a pocket, making it an outstanding camera for budding photographers to capture gorgeous imagery no matter where they are," says Canon.

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The company further says, "With new features such as a convenient Self-Portrait and Smooth Skin mode, 3.0-inch LCD screen that rotates up 180 degrees and built-in connectivity capabilities like Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology, it’s now easier and more convenient than ever to use Canon digital cameras to share images and videos on the go, making the PowerShot SX730 HS digital camera a great transitional camera for those looking to use something other or move from a smartphone."

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Canon shares the following specifications and features.

  • Powerful 40x Optical Zoom with Zoom Framing Assist
  • Sleek, Lightweight and Pocket-size Design
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology
  • 20.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0-inch Tilt-type (180° up) LCD
  • 1080p Full HD Video at 60p
  • Self Portrait Mode
  • Story Highlights
  • Geotag and Date Stamp Options

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If you want to buy this beautiful camera, you will unfortunately have to wait. It will not launch until sometime in June 2017. Luckily, when you can finally purchase it, it will be quite affordable for all that you get -- $399.99. This makes it achievable for photography beginners -- and advanced users -- that want a quality camera without investing in an expensive and bulky DSLR.

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