Just Announced: Canon's Powershot SX620 HS

Canon has just introduced the PowerShot SX620 HS -- a compact superzoom camera designed to "get you closer to the action", thanks to a new 25x optical (which can extend a further 50x).

Standout features include a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ processor, intuitive handling and a unique range of creative effects. Basically, it's a tiny camera with a big zoom you can take anywhere.

The PowerShot SX620 HS has a new ultra-wide-angle lens and eight mode Intelligent Image Stabilizer which Canon says "adapts to virtually any scenario" to keep your images detailed and crisp.

You can shoot Full HD movies and Dynamic IS promises visual stability in every frame, keeping your footage steady -- even at high zoom or when shooting handheld.

"Story Highlights" is a feature that stitches your photos and clips together.

"Creative Shot" gives you the option to add stylistic effects and filters (such as Fish-eye Effect and Miniature Effect) to your photos, producing five distinct versions of the same image alongside the original, building a library of interesting shots to hold on to.

The camera will connect to smart devices using Dynamic NFC, and you can transfer your photos via the Camera Connect app. There's also the option to store them directly to cloud services, including irista from Canon, using Wi-Fi. It is also compatible with the Canon Connect Station CS100.

The PowerShot SX620 HS comes in red and black, and will be available as of June this year. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.