|Canon PowerShot SX50 super zoom camera|
Recently, I have reported Canon has a 100X zoom patent, apparently ready for the next PowerShot super zoom camera. At the CES 2014, Samsung announced their WB2200F, a 60X super zoom camera.
Canon plans to replace the PowerShot SX50 HS camera this Spring with a longer zoom model. Will have to wait to see if it will reach 100X or not. My own guess is it will probably be in the 60 to 80X range. The SX50 is a versatile camera and can be deployed very quickly. Sometimes, the best camera is the one you have on hand to take the photo as the situation arises. I have missed countless shots because it is too cumbersome and slow to get the camera and gear out of my equipment bag.