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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 10:48:46 AM »
now the teaser makes sense, but this thing won't work well with man hands.

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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 10:50:00 AM »
First I laughed hysterically unbelieving....Then I cried a bit inside....then kicked this lame half assed product line to the curbs of my mind and went to get an expresso. Life is good.   
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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 10:51:14 AM »
It's CES! What did you expect?

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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2013, 10:56:00 AM »
Where on earth are you meant to hold this tiny thing;

By the edges, of course.  :P Canon has already released a training photo (and note the shape in the white frame...look familiar?):

Maybe, but the screen only flips up not down.  I guess she could be holding it upside down?

That's the point - there is no 'upside down' to the PowerShot N.  Seems the idea is you hold it any way you want.  The shutter release and zoom control are rings around the lens. 
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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2013, 11:02:35 AM »

This is one of the ugliest cameras I've ever seen.

Actually, it's quite elegant.

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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2013, 11:06:53 AM »
First I laughed hysterically unbelieving....Then I cried a bit inside....then kicked this lame half assed product line to the curbs of my mind and went to get an expresso. Life is good.

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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2013, 11:10:26 AM »

This is one of the ugliest cameras I've ever seen.

Actually, it's quite elegant.

I agree.  It's an elegant design.  People seem to dislike anything that doesn't meet their current personal needs for a camera, not realizing that it may meet someone else's needs quite nicely.

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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2013, 11:16:49 AM »
Seems perfect for this generation kids.

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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2013, 11:25:10 AM »

This is one of the ugliest cameras I've ever seen.

Actually, it's quite elegant.

I agree.  It's an elegant design.  People seem to dislike anything that doesn't meet their current personal needs for a camera, not realizing that it may meet someone else's needs quite nicely.

Yes, it will meet Gomer Pyle's needs on the andy griffith show quite nicely...he hadn't discovered camera phones either then and one has to admit this new schlep from Canon is marginally better than his pin hole camera...lets not criticize...lets celebreate this great novel thing that canon has done ....again  ::)
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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2013, 11:36:21 AM »
LCD screen à la waist-level finder? Interesting ...
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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2013, 11:56:12 AM »
At first I thought it was a little ridiculous too.  But thinking about it, it's a great match for today's younger generation.  When it comes down to it, I'm glad Canon is spending some money and time on being creative and coming up with out of the box ideas.  We need Canon to do well if we want more lenses and DSLR's, and this is showing me that Canon is trying to stay up with what is going on in this world.  Only worry I have is the pricing, Canon has launched its new items at some ridiculously high prices.  Maybe they will get smart with this one too.

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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2013, 11:57:46 AM »
Well, Canon does their market research, so while I'm scratching my head, I would guess it's probably going to sell pretty well.

I am having a hard time imagining that pushing on a lens is a good way to snap the shutter, though.
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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2013, 11:58:31 AM »
People are quick to hate. Remember when the 5DMKIII came out  :o yet now everyone things its incredible...

Think its quite intriguing! I would give it a go!
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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2013, 11:59:52 AM »
I'm interested in something like this for small flip-cam type shots where I'd want a flip screen..but how far does the screen pivot? tripod mount? I guess I could stop being lazy and look it up, but for the money I'm hearing for this ($299) I could just buy a camcorder.  I don't think I'd ever use a camera that doesn't have a dedicated shutter button outside of my phone.

edit: the screen only tilts 90 degrees...so it'd be useless as a youtube cam for when you want to film yourself. stopped reading after that.
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Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2013, 12:12:46 PM »
WoW!!  Canon is getting it...
 
Blackmagic Micro  PowerShot N.
Maybe we'll see the sub-$3k Blackmagic Mini DSLR/Mirrorless we've expected  since the 5Dii...before we're all dust.
I just hope they don't add the $7,000 diamond plated "C" label.
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