Canon Powershot SX420 IS Digital Camera Black

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Zoom into those special momets with 42x zoom.
The PowerShot SX420 IS camera is packed with advanced Canon technologies that make it easy to capture your best images ever. The camera's powerful 42x Optical Zoom (24-1008mm) and 24mm Wide-Angle lens gives you amazing versatility: you'll capture wide landscapes and zoom in for impressive close-ups you never thought possible - all with bright, clear quality thanks to Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer and Intelligent IS. The 20.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor help create crisp resolution and beautiful, natural images. Your videos will impress too: simply press the Movie button to record lifelike 720p HD video - even zoom in and out while shooting. Now with WiFi and NFC, you can share those special momnets with ease to your favourite social media websites.


42x Zoom

The 42x optical zoom allows you to get closer to your subject, reaching 1008mm equivalent at the telephoto end. The 24mm wide-angle lens enables wide range of shooting and capturing beautiful landscapes or great group shots.


Camera Connect App

The Canon Camera Connect app makes it easy to see what your camera has captured, transfer photos and videos to your mobile device, and use your device to control your camera.

Intelligent Image Stabilization

The latest advancement in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS automatically analyses camera movement and applies the best image stabilisation method for the shooting situation. This feature works when shooting still shots as well as video. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to prevent blur.


Smart Auto

Smart Auto automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and subject, providing a simple way to get high quality images in all situations. Detected scenes are analysed using a variety of presents that allow the camera to choose optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether shooting stills or video.


DiG!C 4+ Processor

The camera is equipped with Canon’s fast processor, the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor, which makes several important advancements to image quality both in stills and video. Improved light sensitivity allows for high resolution with less noise when shooting in dark conditions, and Dynamic IS now detects and compensates for tilt and parallel movement (shift blur) to create video that’s exceptionally free of distortion.


HD Movies

Bring your memories to life as you experience your videos on High Definition. 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.The high quality resolution and MP4 audio recording will make your audience feel like they were there with you all along.

Detailed Specifications

Image Sensor

Type
1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels
Approx. 20.0M (8)
Effective / Total Pixels
Approx. 20.5M
Colour Filter Type
Primary Colour

Image Processor

Type
DIGIC 4+ with iSAPS technology

Lens

Focal Length
4.3 – 180.6 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 1008 mm)
Zoom
Optical 42xZoomPlus 84xDigital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x (1))Combined approx. 164x
Maximum f/number
f/3.5 - f/6.6
Construction
12 elements in 11 groups (3 UD lenses, 2 double-sided aspherical lenses, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)
Image Stabilisation
Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 2.5-stop (7). Intelligent IS plus Enhanced Dynamic IS

Focusing

Type
TTL
AF System/ Points
AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE (4), Tracking AF
AF Point Selection
Size (Normal, Small)
AF Assist Beam
Yes
Closest Focusing Distance
0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro

Exposure Control

Metering modes
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity
AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

Shutter

Speed
1 – 1/4000 s (factory default) 15 – 1/4000 s (total range – varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Type
TTL
Settings
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto

Colour Matrix

Type
sRGB

LCD Monitor

Monitor
7.5 cm (3.0”) TFT, approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness
Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

Flash

Modes
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed
Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 s
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Built-in Flash Range
50 cm – 5.0 m (W) / 1.4 m – 2.7 m (T)
External Flash
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Shooting

Modes
Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Program AE, Live View Control, Portrait, Face Self-Timer, Low Light (5.0MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter
Modes in Movie
Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Program AE, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks
Photo Effects
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes
Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 0.5 shots/s Low Light Mode (5.0 MP): Approx. 2.2 shots/s (all speeds are until memory card becomes full) (2) (3)

Recording Pixels / Compression

Image Size
4:3 - (L) 5152 x 3864, (M) 2560 x 1920, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480 16:9 - (L) 5152 x 2896, (M1) 3648 x 2048, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360 3:2 - (L) 5152 x 3432, (M1) 3648 x 2432, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424 1:1 - (L) 3856 x 3856, (M1) 2736 x 2736, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480 Resize in playback (M2)
Compression
Superfine, Fine
Movies
(HD) 1280 x 720, 25 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 29.97 fps Miniature Effect (HD) 5 fps, 2.5 fps, 1.25 fps Miniature Effect (L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Movie Length
(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min 59 s (5) (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour (3)

File Types

Still Image Type
JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies
MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG4 AAC-LC (monaural)]

Direct Print

Canon Printers
Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

Other Features

GPS
GPS via mobile (via Canon Camera Connect app with compatible smart devices)
Red-Eye Correction
Yes, during shooting and playback
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Yes, with Auto Rotate
Histogram
Yes, during playback
Playback zoom
Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer
Approx. 2, 10 s or Custom
Menu Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew

Interface

Computer
Hi-Speed USB composite connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other
A/V output, composite connector (PAL/NTSC)
Computer/Other
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support (6)

Memory Card

Type
SD, SDHC, SDXC

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 (9) Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 For Wi-Fi connection to a PC: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 For Image Transfer Utility: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11
Other
CameraWindow DC Map Utility Image Transfer Utility Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices

Power Source

Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L / NB-11LH (NB-11LH battery and charger supplied)
Battery life
Approx. 195 shots Eco mode approx. 260 shots Approx. 300 min playback

Accessories

Cases / Straps
Soft Case DCC-950 PowerShot Accessory Organizer
Flash
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
Battery Charger CB-2LFE Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L/ NB-11LH
Other
Canon AV cable AVC-DC400 Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

Physical Specifications

Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1 mm
Weight
Approx. 325 g (including battery and memory card)

Footnotes

PowerShot SX420 IS
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.Subject to change without notice.(1) Depending on the image size selected.(2) Under conditions where the flash does not fire.(3) Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.(4) Some settings limit availability.(5) The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.(6) Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts(7) Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.(8) Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.(9) Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
 

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