Canon PowerShot SX420 Digital Camera w/ 42x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black)

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  • Powerful 42x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer for outstanding optical performance
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9/3:2/4:3/1:1. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos.
  • 20.0 Megapixel sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality and approx number of shots recordable to 16 GB memory card
  • 3.0-inch LCD with a wide viewing angle allows clear display as well as easy operation and sharing. LCD Pixels: Approx. 230,000 dots. Operating Environment: 0-40 °C, 10-90% humidity
  • Capture 720p HD video with clear sound. Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.11 x 2.72 x 3.35 inch/ 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on predefined shooting situations

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Screen Size 3 inches 5 inches 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Has Image Stabilization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Includes External Memory No No No No No No
Item Dimensions 3.4 x 4.1 x 2.7 inches 1.85 x 4.7 x 3.2 inches 4.72 x 3.62 x 3.23 inches 4.69 x 5.13 x 3.71 inches 4.8 x 3.2 x 3.4 inches 4.61 x 5.18 x 3.6 inches
Item Weight 0.72 lbs 0.98 lbs 0.97 lbs 1.36 lbs 1.10 lbs 1.52 lbs
Optical Sensor Resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels 16 megapixels 18.9 megapixels 20 megapixels 12.1 megapixels
Optical Zoom 42x 4.6x 50 60x 35x 24x
Video Capture Resolution 720p 1080p 1080p 2160p 1080p 2160p
Viewfinder Type fixed LCD fixed LCD fixed LCD Electronic Electronic Electronic

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Canon PowerShot SX420 Digital Camera w/ 42x Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black).

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Zoom Far. Share Away.

PowerShot SX420 IS

Capture your family's precious moments with the PowerShot SX420 IS camera, whether it's a vacation, a party or just every day life. With a powerful 42x Optical Zoom (24–1008mm) and 24mm wide-angle lens, the PowerShot SX420 IS is primed to capture the shots you need, and can easily share them with the addition of built-in Wi-Fi* and NFC** connectivity for quick broadcast of your favorite shots. Whether shooting landscapes or faraway wildlife, the camera is ready to take on a versatile array of subjects thanks to its 20.0 Megapixel*** sensor and Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor, which help create crisp resolution and beautiful, natural images. You can also create 720p HD video at the press of a button, zooming in and out while shooting. Images you'll want to keep and share are easy to achieve with Smart AUTO that intelligently selects the most appropriate camera settings to capture incredible images in a variety of situations. Fun is on the table with effects such as Fisheye, Toy Camera and Monochrome. For versatility and quality, you can't go wrong with the PowerShot SX420 IS camera.

* Compatible with iOS versions 7.1/8.4/9.0, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
** Compatible with Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1.
*** Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

Powerful 42x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer for outstanding optical performance

PowerShot SX420 IS
42x Optical Zoom (24–1008mm)

Don't miss a moment with the versatility of the PowerShot SX420 IS camera's 42x Optical Zoom lens. It gives you a reach all the way from 24mm to 1008mm, which means if you're capturing your child playing sports at the far end of the field, you can still see his movements and expressions. A 24mm wide-angle lens enables easy capture of brilliant landscapes and large group portraits, and the Optical Image Stabilizer helps ensure you get clear and virtually noise-free images whether you're shooting near or far.

Intelligent IS

Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the ideal shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system selects from Normal IS, Panning IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Tripod modes. When shooting video, the system selects from Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Active Tripod IS modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make effective IS settings to help capture a steady image.

Still Image Shooting
Normal IS Corrects for a wide range of camera movement when shooting stills.
Panning IS Panning motion is detected so that IS does not interfere with desired camera movement.
Macro (Hybrid) IS Corrects for shift-type camera shake, which typically occurs in macro (close-up) shooting.
Tripod When tripod use is detected, the Image Stabilizer is stopped because it is not needed.
Video Recording
Dynamic IS Effective for video shooting at wide-angle focal lengths, eliminating the unwanted shaking that typically occurs while walking.
Powered IS Compensates for hand movement when shooting video at the telephoto end of the zoom range, where camera shake is magnified.
Macro (Hybrid) IS Corrects for motion blur that is likely to occur when shooting video while walking. Also compensates for the shift-type camera shake common in macro shooting.
Active Tripod IS When shooting video while using a tripod, the Image Stabilizer is active to compensate for slight camera shake.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos

PowerShot SX420 IS
Built-in Wi-Fi Technology Makes Sharing Quick and Easy

Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends and family. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Google Drive – through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* directly from your PowerShot SX420 IS camera, or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera can also connect directly to both compatible iOS** and Android™ devices***, and upload images via the free Canon Camera Connect app** without a computer. You can control the destination of your uploads to share with everyone or to select groups, and even add comments. Sharing video is also easy with Wi-Fi equipped PowerShot cameras, which record video using the easy-to-share MP4 format. Wi-Fi capability makes posting in real time possible, so you can keep everyone up to date with photos and video even as events unfold. Wi-Fi technology also allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer. Thanks to the newly added Wi-Fi Button, you can now connect in both Shooting mode and Playback mode for quick and easy operation. You can even turn on the camera and connect at the same time with just one press of the button, helping you get right to sharing and managing your files when you like.

Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology

PowerShot digital cameras with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology provide fast connectivity with a single tap. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android device***, and the Camera Connect app will launch automatically for quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically. Simply touch the camera against an NFC-equipped device with the Canon Camera Connect app** installed, and a Wi-Fi connection is established – no camera operations required. Even if your camera is off, NFC turns the camera on and establishes the connection (confirming the camera's nickname and privacy settings before the first connection is required).

Image Sync Function

In addition to wirelessly transferring photos and videos through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* to your computer, now you can view and download them from your compatible smartphone.**** Take them anywhere, anytime, and use your familiar smartphone operations to view and share them.

Remote Shooting with the Camera Connect App

With the built-in Wi-Fi on the PowerShot SX420 IS camera, you can use your compatible smartphone or tablet** to remotely control the camera. Simply connect wirelessly to your device and access the free Canon Camera Connect app**. Your device will show a live image of the camera's capture – ideal for a commemorative group photo, wildlife shots and all kinds of situations. The camera's versatile 42x Optical Zoom, flash, self-timer and shutter are all under your control, with images being saved to your camera as usual.

* One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
** Compatible with iOS versions 7.1/8.4/9.0, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
*** Compatible with Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1.
**** With the download of the free Canon Online Photo Album app. The images and videos utilizing Image Sync can be viewed and downloaded with your smartphone or tablet within 30 days.

20.0 Megapixel* sensor with DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps deliver stunning image quality

20.0 Megapixel* Image Sensor

The PowerShot SX420 IS camera's 20.0 Megapixel* CCD sensor delivers impressive photos with fine detail and brilliant color. The high resolution helps provide superb image quality even when cropping or making very large prints.

* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

DIGIC 4+ Image Processor

The Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor powers the PowerShot SX420 IS camera's advanced functions and capabilities. Its accelerated processing speed creates fast, responsive performance, for a shooting experience that's easy and natural. The DIGIC 4+ Image Processor also enhances image quality* processing of high ISO shots has been shortened by approximately up to 60% compared to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. This helps significantly reduce noise for brilliant color, smooth gradations and beautiful detail even in low light. The processor's highly efficient design also extends battery life.

3.0-inch LCD with a wide viewing angle allows clear display as well as easy operation and sharing

Easy to see from a wide angle, the camera's 3.0-inch LCD screen with a great resolution of approximately 230,000 dots gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient.

Capture 720p HD video with clear sound

The PowerShot SX420 IS camera lets you record highly detailed 720p HD video at up to 25 frames per second with clear sound. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot high-definition video whenever you want, right from your compact digital camera.

Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on predefined shooting situations

Smart AUTO

Smart AUTO is a sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. It automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using predefined shooting situations*. The camera then makes optimal settings to help facilitate incredible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.

* 32 predefined shooting situations for still images, and 21 predefined shooting situations for videos.

Shooting Modes

PowerShot cameras offer shooting modes that make it easy to take impressive photos in a wide range of shooting situations by providing intelligent presets with optimized settings.

Program Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
Live View Control Enables Brightness, Color and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.
Smart AUTO The camera automatically selects the ideal shooting settings for high quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
Portrait The camera sets a large aperture, focusing on the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject “pop.”
Face Self-timer The camera waits for a face to enter the frame before releasing the shutter.
Low Light For high-quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.
Creative Filters This setting provides easy access to special filter effects and scene modes, such as Toy Camera Effect, Poster Effect, Monochrome and more.
Fisheye Effect Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.
Miniature Effect for Movies & Stills Emphasizes perspectives for a miniature effect by blurring upper and lower portions of the image.
Toy Camera Effect Simulates photos taken with “toy” or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
Monochrome Choose from three single-tone effects Black-and-White, Sepia or Blue.
Super Vivid Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
Poster Effect Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Fireworks Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Long Shutter Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Movie Record video in monaural sound. Unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode.

Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.

Scene Modes such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome provide creative freedom to capture your photos

The PowerShot SX420 IS camera provides shooting modes that can easily give your shots a distinctly artistic feel without the need for any extra lenses and filters. You can make a quirky portrait using the Fisheye Effect or add a beautiful single-tone effect with Monochrome. Toy Camera Effect simulates a vintage look as if capturing the photo using a “toy” or pinhole camera. Super Vivid heightens and saturates colors for eye-popping intensity, while Poster Effect eliminates gradations between colors for an illustrative feel. Miniature Effect enhances perspective in a scene, blurring the top and bottom to make it look as if it were created with miniature models.

ECO Mode helps reduce power consumption for longer battery life

The PowerShot SX420 IS camera features ECO Mode to help provide a high number of shots per single charge through LCD monitor and camera power management. The mode can be activated via a dedicated button for easy power preservation when an outlet is unavailable or the moment is too exciting to put the camera down. ECO Mode quickly wakes the camera from sleep when a button is pressed so you won't miss the moment.

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Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Small, portable, and absolutely AMAZING
By Martha A. Jungenberg on August 2, 2017
I came to Amazon looking for a camera to take on vacations and trips. I only ever use my iPhone for pictures, and wanted to invest in something slightly more professional that wouldn't break the bank. I am in no way a photographer, but this camera sure makes me feel like one. It's the perfect size for travelers, as it fits in your hand perfectly, as it's very small and portable. I think the picture quality is absolutely stunning. I can zoom into a tree from over 100 feet away and it looks as if I'm right in front of it! I haven't taken this camera on my trip to Europe yet, but will update and post the pictures I take once I do. I've mostly just played around with it, taking pictures of my dog or sister. I included a selfie to show the flash - that was taken in a pitch black room. I wasn't even sure it would come out clear, but wow! Look at the quality!

One thing I would like to address is the wifi, which might be my favorite thing about this camera as a whole. I contemplated buying the Canon powershot SX410, which is a cheaper, slightly older version of this camera, but opted for this because of the wifi feature. I can't boast about it enough. I can take a picture of something, click on the wifi option on the camera, connect to the wifi from my phone, open the free camera app and send the picture directly from my camera to my iPhone. I can also delete that picture from the camera once I've saved it to my phone, so I'll never run out of space! The battery life is also very impressive and it seems to stay charged for a long time (another reason it's great for travelers). And the time it takes to fully charge the battery isn't long at all.

I'm just a person who wanted a cool camera to take nice quality pictures. I'm not a photographer or anything near, but I love clean, crisp quality shots. If you want a small, portable camera that takes AMAZING quality pictures, has a KILLER zoom and flash, and has a wifi feature that allows you to share your pictures on social media in the matter of seconds after taking the picture, this is for you. This camera should be so much more expensive that it is because it's absolutely amazing. 10/10 recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars DO YOUR RESEARCH!
By J on August 1, 2017
I don't have a lot of photography or non-phone camera experience. So, I really just jumped into the DSLR world with this camera. Having this for a week, I really enjoy it for how much it can do.

Seems like a lot of the reviews here are people that don't understand how cameras work (ISO, aperture, shutter speed). You DO NOT have full control over aperture or shutter speed. It's an entry level camera. If you want full control, buy a Rebel T5! The specs are not professional either (they're mid-range at best), so don't expect your quality of pics to be super awesome starting out, you need practice. This camera is a tool, you have to control it. It's not going to take great pics by itself!

Here's a few of my favorite pics I've taken in the past week. Enjoy! :)
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Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good compact “mid” point and shoot.
By Leukloki on December 23, 2017
The canon power shot sx420 is a neat little “point and shoot” camera. Great focal length (see chameleon and fork pictures) good zoom that stays clear and doesn’t get grainy. This was a gift for some one who thought they might like to get into photography but doesn’t understand terms like iso.
I think this will be a good camera for a beginner as it allows you to change picture resolution, light and focus while looking, but has a feature where it tells you the photos info so you can understand.
Usually a Nikon fan but same price range you can’t get wifi enabled- this has WiFi - and it works well! You need to dig a bit to find the camera functions and not everything is as intuitive as I’d like, but I would say overall very good.
Compact size makes a big difference for this camera. It’s very light and handles well.
Night mode is fairly good- husky photo was low light. You need to figure out the settings with in the mode- but it’s doable.
I took away one star because with everything it DOES do, you should be able to do more outside of the “auto” mode. Will update review once present is assessed by giftee-
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great camera !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great camera !!!
Reviewed in Canada on January 2, 2019
Great camera. Easy to use, lightweight and the images are extraordinary !!! Highly recommended !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Way better than I expected
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4.0 out of 5 stars This thing is tiny,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing picture quality
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing picture quality
Reviewed in Canada on July 14, 2019
I'm so impressed with my Canon Powershot SX420 IS. I purchased this camera just in time for pur family vacation to BC. The zoom on this camera is amazing and the clarity is impressive even at full zoom. A DSLR was not in my budget so this was the next best thing 🥰
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2.0 out of 5 stars Modelo muy pasado
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