If you have decided to move away from the compact camera, but feel you are not ready for the jump to DSLR, then a bridge camera might be your best option. Take the Canon PowerShot SX400 for instance; this is a 30x optical zoom with a nice design that does not look overly large. However, there might be a few things that put you off, such as a complicated way of navigating the menu, and features that seem a little bare for such a great brand.
We suspect that many of you will fall for the impressive zoom range, and the fact that this still being a point-and-shoot camera, meaning the camera is still doing a lot of the handwork for you.
Try not to let the zoom blind you to some of the other features that seem to be sub-par, such as the now low, 16-megapixel, and that poor menu navigation we mentioned. Whiles its design is great and produces amazing images; the video resolution is low, lacks WiFi and also a touchscreen.
Before we discuss those reviews and ratings, we thought you might wish to know some of those Canon PowerShot SX400 specs first.
There is that 16-megapixel sensor, 30 times optical and 4 times digital zoom, 3-inch, non-touch TFT screen, optical image stabilisation, up to 0.8 frames per second and a shutter speed of 15 to 1/8000 second.
Other features include a minimum ISO rating 100 and maximum ISO rating 1600, a built-in flash, 720p HD recording, PictBridge compatible and face-decection, up to 9 in all. Along with 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1 aspect ratios, light metering, ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and so much more; full details of which can be found on this manual download.
In order to fully know if this is the camera model for you, then you might want to visit Argos, as they have Canon PowerShot SX400 reviews from their customers. There are currently 118 reviews so far, and even though we mentioned some of those shortcomings earlier, this has not stopped owners from rating this camera 4.7 out of 5 stars. It would seem that this is a highly-rated camera, and a recent price drop does seem to be the icing on the cake.