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Gear Talk => PowerShot => Topic started by: Canon Rumors on August 22, 2013, 12:23:43 AM

Title: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: Canon Rumors on August 22, 2013, 12:23:43 AM

This is one of those products that should never have been developed………


Melville, N.Y., August 22, 2013 – To address the popular trend of instantly sharing photos and videos with family and friends, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new version of its uniquely designed PowerShot N digital camera – the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera. A Canon Direct exclusive, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera features a convenient Facebook Connect Button that supports instant sharing of crisp, clear images and videos to users’ Facebook accounts.


Helping people’s creativity shine through, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera’s Creative Shot mode automatically creates a series of five artistic photos along with the original for an array of options that are ready to impress. With the convenient Facebook Connect Button and Wi-Fi® technology, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera connects the camera directly to users’ Facebook accounts, so they can upload, comment and share their most creative, detailed images while on-the-go.


In addition to offering powerful artistic and connectivity functions, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera features a 2.8-inch capacitive, tilt-touch panel LCD, allowing users to capture creative images at unique angles. With a shutter and zoom ring, both located around the lens, images can be snapped easily from the top or bottom of the ring so the perfect shot is always within reach.


The PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera offers an 8x optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle lens, packaged with a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor. Users can also record high-quality 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button. With Hybrid Auto users can automatically create a composite video of brief clips that are recorded while taking photos to give a creative overview of a day’s activities. The PowerShot N Facebook ready’s Face ID system allows for the camera to automatically recognize and focus on familiar faces. In addition, Canon’s Intelligent IS System allows the camera to automatically select the optimal image stabilization settings according to the shooting conditions, taking the guesswork out of identifying the ideal setting for each unique shot.


“At Canon, we are continually working to improve the way users share their photos and videos,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The new PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera, with the Facebook Connect Button, opens up a new dimension of photographic sharing and expression to help people showcase their personal style and creative flair with powerful innovative Canon technologies.


Wi-Fi Connectivity for Easy Sharing To make sure users can instantly share photos and videos with family and friends, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera now features a convenient Facebook Connect Button. After an initial one-time set-up, pressing the new Facebook Connect Button links the camera to the users’ Facebook account for quick and easy sharing. Users can also control the destination of their Facebook uploads by choosing to share content with everyone, or to select Facebook groups.


The PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera is also equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology, so high-quality images can be shared with friends and family even while on-the-go. Users now have the ability to comment on their uploaded photos directly from the camera – so starting a conversation on social networking sites is easy and convenient. Users can also instantly upload images wirelessly from the camera to CANON iMAGE GATEWAYi, and upload them to a computer remotely. Photos can also be printed wirelessly using Wireless PictBridgeii on select printers, including the Canon PIXMA MG7120 or PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Photo All-In-One printers.


The Ultimate Tool to Capture Creativity

Creative Shot, available on the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera, is an easy, yet powerful tool to add artistic effects to photos. In Creative Shot mode, users compose their shot and let the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera automatically create a series of five artistic photos along with the original to deliver creative new perspectives using different color modes, crops and styles.  In addition, the new PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera offers 58 scenes of Smart AUTO and provides an 8x optical zoom to help users capture the ultimate creative shot.


A first-ever for the PowerShot line-up, the camera’s zoom lens and shutter are both operated on the camera’s dual-ring lens. By moving the dual-ring left or right users can control the camera’s zoom, and by pressing on the other ring users control the shutter, which can be released from the top or bottom of the ring, so managing the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera is easy and effortless.


The PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera features a touch shutter, enabling users to start tracking a subject simply by pressing the intuitive touch panel LCD, and then capture the image by lifting their finger off the screen. For added flexibility, the image on the screen rotates with the camera – so people can capture even the most unique shot.


Sleek, Small and Designed for Portability

With a sleek and unique design, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera is ideal for quick on-the-go shooting. This camera features a 2.8-inch capacitive, tilt touch panel LCD, which offers 90 degrees of tilt, encouraging users to capture images from a wide array of angles and positions effectively in virtually any location. The top-mounted hinge keeps the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera compact for convenient on-the-go shooting and easy, one-handed operation. The PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera uses a Micro SD card to store images, and the camera can be easily charged with a USB cable while on-the-go, ensuring the creative process is never interrupted. In addition, the USB cable provides a quick and easy way to download videos as an alternative to the innovative Wi-Fi® options.


 


Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: PJSOFT on August 22, 2013, 12:32:16 AM
"...supports instant sharing of crisp, clear images and videos to users’ Facebook accounts."

Are you serious ?  :P
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: neuroanatomist on August 22, 2013, 12:51:02 AM
Canon USA won't release the already-launched UWA zoom with IS for the EOS M, but they'll give us this???   :o
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: Jim Saunders on August 22, 2013, 12:53:04 AM
Canon USA won't release the already-launched UWA zoom with IS for the EOS M, but they'll give us this???   :o

Compare market sizes.   :-\

Jim
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: JPAZ on August 22, 2013, 01:01:00 AM
I'll start to look for an EF to N adapter so we can put a 400 f/5.6 on it and upload BIF directly to Facebook

 ::)
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: GDub on August 22, 2013, 01:04:05 AM
WOW! It must be WAY more Facebook ready than my iPhone or your Android! Who could have imagined?
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: neuroanatomist on August 22, 2013, 01:04:43 AM
Canon USA won't release the already-launched UWA zoom with IS for the EOS M, but they'll give us this???   :o
Compare market sizes.   :-\

Ok.

(Casual snap shooters who upload to FB) = huge
(EOS M users) = small
(Casual snap shooters who upload to FB) – (fraction thereof with a smartphone and no interest in a P&S) = tiny

 ;)
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: TomazK on August 22, 2013, 01:21:22 AM
Words like Titanic and Dinosaur come to mind when reading this...  ::)
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: dr croubie on August 22, 2013, 02:27:12 AM
So someone steals your camera and they can instantly post photos of their genitalia straight to your Facebook wall!
Who wouldn't want to buy this?
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: RAKAMRAK on August 22, 2013, 06:43:13 AM
Why does not Canon get into the production of Smartphones with Cameras..... it is quite obvious that their lower end P&S market is under siege..... By entering that market Canon can create a whole new story....
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: adhocphotographer on August 22, 2013, 07:47:26 AM
Canon is chasing with this one! ::)
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: Don Haines on August 22, 2013, 08:29:56 AM
I can't see this camera being a big seller. It does not have a special cat mode. How can you have a camera designed for Facebook without a cat mode?
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: zim on August 22, 2013, 08:55:14 AM
You guy's don't know what you are talking about.....

The Ultimate Tool to Capture Creativity

......Pifff to your 5D3s

Oh wait does that mean it's good at taking pictures of someone using a 5D3 ?  :o  :P

Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: Don Haines on August 22, 2013, 09:13:35 AM
You guy's don't know what you are talking about.....

The Ultimate Tool to Capture Creativity

......Pifff to your 5D3s

Oh wait does that mean it's good at taking pictures of someone using a 5D3 ?  :o  :P

Only if they are holding a cat. The Internet needs more cat photos....
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: EchoLocation on August 22, 2013, 09:33:42 AM
this is soo bad it's unbelievable. i feel like i'm listening to my grandma talk about facebook or something. Canon should be embarrassed.
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: Pieces Of E on August 22, 2013, 09:44:12 AM
Somewhere out there Mark Zuckerberg's smile just got bigger. Damn shame Canon has to jump on HIS bandwagon to sell more products to the kiddies out there whose shallow and selfless lives have to be revealed in utter detail on the internet. I wonder how much crime can be directly related to social media sharing and how young will kids get, posting pictures and thoughts without parental guidance? Hey! Maybe they are working on the Anthony Weiner edition as we speak!  :o
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: arize84 on August 22, 2013, 10:02:11 AM
I can't see this camera being a big seller. It does not have a special cat mode. How can you have a camera designed for Facebook without a cat mode?

Made my morning
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: mrzero on August 22, 2013, 10:15:34 AM
Has any company made a facebook-specific model of any electronic device that was actually successful?  I'm serious.  I know there have already been facebook phones, and I don't recall them taking the market by storm.
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: kidcharles on August 25, 2013, 08:52:49 PM
The next generation of this will be the PowerShot N-SA that directly uploads your photos to the U.S. Government without Facebook playing the pesky middleman.
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: michi on August 25, 2013, 10:25:11 PM
How well has the Powershot N (non Facebook) been selling?  I thought that this model might have a chance just because it's different, maybe some younger kids who like photography might pick it up. But to be honest, the kids love their phones too much, this probably won't have a chance.

I don't understand why Canon doesn't develop a top quality camera module which they can sell to phone manufacturers.  Imagine a iPhone 6 or Samsung S5 with a 15MP Digic6 Canon top quality camera module. Now that might get me to buy a specific phone...
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: Jim Saunders on August 25, 2013, 11:52:48 PM
I can't see this camera being a big seller. It does not have a special cat mode. How can you have a camera designed for Facebook without a cat mode?

That's the sublime thing about all of this:  They're all cat modes.

Jim
Title: Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
Post by: LSV on August 26, 2013, 12:46:07 AM
Very enjoyable reading Canon Rumormongers (I am one) making fun of Facebookies.  It's like heroin addicts looking down their noses at those common alcoholics.