New Gear: Canon SX20 IS and SX120 IS

As part of their parade of new gear today, Canon announced two new long-zoom cameras The SX20 ($399) is the higher end of the two, bringing with it a 12-megapixel sensor, a 2.5-inch vari-angle LCD and a 20x zoom lens capable of shooting 720p video at 30 FPS. The SX120 ($249) IS is geared more toward the casual user, toting a 10-megapixel sensor and half as much reach in its 10x optical zoom lens.

As part of their parade of new gear today, Canon announced two new long-zoom cameras The SX20 ($399) is the higher end of the two, bringing with it a 12-megapixel sensor, a 2.5-inch vari-angle LCD and a 20x zoom lens capable of shooting 720p video at 30 FPS. The SX120 ($249) IS is geared more toward the casual user, toting a 10-megapixel sensor and half as much reach in its 10x optical zoom lens. It also ditches the vari-angle LCD, but makes up for it in part with an extra half-inch of screen real estate, checking in at a full 3-inches.

Both cams are powered by AA batteries, which is great for travelers who don't want to worry about running out of juice away from an outlet. And, of course, they're both equipped with Canon's Image Stablizer technology so you can actually make the most of those big zooms. Both cameras are scheduled to hit the streets in September. Many more pictures below.