100x zoom

Canon SX50 HS Front

Canon may step up the 50x optical zoom of the PowerShot SX50 HS with a 100x optical zoom sooner or later. The current SX50 offers an equivalent field of view of 24-1200mm.

However, a recently published patent application from Canon shows that Canon has developed an optical formula that would provide a superzoom camera using the same sensor size with a reach of an equivalent field of view of 20-2000mm on a full frame camera. That works out to a 3.6-340mm actual focal length for the 1/2.3″ sensor size.  [click to continue…]

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