The Canon PowerShot SX710 sports a 30x zoom at about half the weight of their 50x super zoom, making it an excellent option for travel. While the SX710 sports a solid 30x zoom, it can also focus on objects as close as .4 inches from the front of the lens for macro work, so it is a rather versatile option.
The sensor sits at the typical 1/2.3" size, which is average for the category. The 30x zoom is pretty solid for the category as well--you don't typically find a camera with a larger zoom without getting a much bigger camera. Canon has also thrown in Wi-Fi, a nice feature to have. Video quality should be excellent too, with 1080p HD video at an excellent frame rate of 60 fps that means footage will be smooth.
Canon's latest announcements have been a bit disappointing in terms of speed, however. The maximum 8.5 fps burst speed isn't bad at all, but it's not universal across the camera and is limited to a High Speed Burst mode, where in P mode, for example, the max is just 3.1 fps.
The Canon SX710 will be available beginning in February for a list price of $349.99.