Earlier this week I reported that Canon would be bringing their AI-powered concept PowerShot camera to market. This camera has appeared as multiple concepts since 2018.
DC Watch is reporting the new camera will be called the PowerShot Pick and preorders will begin via the Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake on January 29, 2021. This was the same way Canon first released the PowerShot Zoom, so I expect that the PowerShot Pick will become available globally shortly after.
The PowerShot Pick is powered by the marketing “AI”. The camera will be able to do things like analyze a person's face and decide when the best time to take a photograph and will do it automatically. Another marketing term that Canon will use for the PowerShot Pick is that it's a “memorial photographer” (the translation could be off).
There will likely be many other “AI” features with the dedicated app for iOS and Android.
PowerShot Pick Specifications (based on the concepts and could change)
- 12mp 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor
- 19-57mm 35mm equivalent zoom lens (4x zoom)
- Pans 170°
- Tilt of 110°
- Electronic Image Stabilization
- Dust and Waterproofing
- Battery life of about 2.5 hours
- Records data to microSD
- USB-C Port
- Both Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity
- Height: 90mm
- Width: 60mm
Bridge them from professional use to leisure application
and you have another winner.
"I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave."
(lights in the house turn off and gas starts leaking)
If it was AI from the perspective of giving people flawless skin live, face tracking or an attachable ring light Canon could sell alot of them
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