Canon Announces The PowerShot N

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<p><strong>London, UK, 7 January 2013</strong>– Canon today unveils the PowerShot N- a totally new type of camera that offers a different approach to capturing creative, spontaneous photos and sharing them instantly with social networks. The unconventional square design, innovative zoom and shoot operation lens rings and tilting touch screen encourage people to capture their world from a fresh angle, whilst the new Creative Shot mode automatically generates a selection of unexpected creative treatments with every shot taken. The perfect smartphone companion, the PowerShot N has been designed to simplify image sharing with intuitive Wi-Fi connectivity allowing a new generation of high-quality, artistic images and Full HD videos to be shared in near real-time1.</p>
<p><strong>Inject every shot with artistic flair

</strong>Thanks to the new Creative Shot mode, anyone can impress their friends and followers with unique, creative images that offer a different perspective on a typical scene or subject. When an image is captured in Creative Shot mode, the PowerShot N intelligently analyses the scene and determines which of a host of creative elements could enhance the scene or offer a different creative angle. Multiple variables including composition, exposure, point of focus, white balance, gradation and contrast are considered before five alternative versions of the original shot are automatically generated, which can then be shared at the touch of a button.</p>
<p>Alternatively, a creative edge can be added to a single shot with Canon’s creative modes, including Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome. Users can also add drama to a movie clip with Super Slow Motion Movie mode.</p>
<p>Combining creative flexibility with point-and-shoot ease of use, the PowerShot N features new Hybrid Auto mode which records the four seconds before every shot in 720p resolution, before using Canon’s acclaimed Smart Auto technology to determine the best settings to capture the perfect shot. At the end of each day, the four-second clips are merged into one to tell the “behind-the-scenes” story of the day’s images – perfect for adding new context to an online album.</p>
<p><strong>Shoot and share in an instant

</strong>Making it the ultimate mobile companion, the PowerShot N features integrated Wi-Fi and one-touch connectivity to smartphones or tablets, thanks to the Mobile Device Connect Button. Users can upload images or movies to social networks such as Facebook ® and YouTube™ just moments after they’ve been captured, no matter where they may be. Once home, the best shots can be printed wirelessly or transferred to a PC thanks to the swift, reliable connection. The GPS via mobile feature, using the free Canon smartphone app, can also add location information from a GPS-enabled smartphone or tablet to an image, allowing users to share the exact location of their fun with friends.</p>
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<p><strong>Revolutionary design, ‘Any Way Up’ operation

</strong>The unusual, eye-catching design of the PowerShot N sets this model apart from every other – just like the images it captures. The compact, symmetrical design, tilting touch screen and an innovative system of lens rings – the twist lens ring can be turned in either direction to operate the zoom function, while a second ring is used as the shutter release – allow the camera to be used any way up, even upside-down, unleashing the ability to view the world from a completely different perspective.</p>
<p>The advanced capacitive 7.1 cm (2.8″) touch screen also allows users to control essential functions, such as focus or the shutter, with a simple touch, and review their images with familiar, intuitive gestures. Available in white or black, the square, metal body is dominated by a 28mm, 8x optical zoom lens, making it easy to shoot groups and landscapes. Thanks to Canon’s advanced ZoomPlus technology, which provides detailed, full-resolution shooting with up to 16x zoom, users can also get even closer to the action or frame a subject tightly for compositions with impact.</p>
<p>Measuring just 78.6 x 60.2 x 29.3 mm when the screen and lens are closed, the PowerShot N’s extremely compact dimensions allow it to be slipped into any pocket and carried anywhere, so scenes, subjects and situations that might usually be missed can now be immortalised in the superb quality offered by Canon’s advanced compact imaging technology. USB charging also provides added convenience, allowing the camera to be charged quickly and easily on the move.</p>
<p><strong>Canon signature image quality

</strong>Despite its compact size, the PowerShot N inherits much of Canon’s latest imaging technology to deliver superior, Canon-quality images and movies. Combining a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and an advanced DIGIC 5 image processor, the HS System featured in this camera supports a maximum ISO of 6400 to produce sharp and clear images in challenging low-light conditions.</p>
<p>The powerful 8x optical zoom lens is supported by Intelligent IS, which automatically applies the most appropriate image stabilisation for smooth video and crisp stills. Complementing the artistic still images, Full HD video (1080p) can also be recorded.</p>
<p><strong>PowerShot N key features:</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Creative Shot</li>
<li>Unique design</li>
<li>8x zoom, 28mm lens; Intelligent IS</li>
<li>HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS sensor,DIGIC 5Wi-Fi;</li>
<li>GPS via mobile</li>
<li>Mobile Device Connect Button</li>
<li>Any Way Up operation; Tilt-up touchscreen</li>
<li>Full HD video capture</li>
<li>Hybrid Auto; Smart Auto (58 scenes)</li>
</ul>
 

traveller

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Straws... Clutching... At?

Where on earth are you meant to hold this tiny thing; Canon have squared the rectangle by removing the handgrip!
 

LuCoOc

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hilarious

I need one to take self-portraits. Wait! Where am I supposed to hold this 'thing' ?! :eek:

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

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traveller said:
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?):
 

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RS2021

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Hype up the rumor mill with much anticipated 35L II and 14-24 .... Then Deliver some lame ass compact camera...typical canon marketing. *yawn*
 

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Things I like about my compact (Elph 500 HS) over my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S3):

  • Wider angle lens (24mm versus 29mm equivalent)
  • Telephoto lens (105mm versus 29mm equivalent)
  • Faster lens (f/2 versus f/2.6)
  • Xenon flash versus LED flash (brighter, better color, freezes motion)
  • Better handling and controls including a shutter release and tripod mount
  • Bigger sensor
  • Better processing

Canon has managed to get rid of four of those seven items in attempting to produce a smartphone supplement. Amazing.
 

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it's a good thing this wasn't posted as a rumor a week ago. we'd all have fallen out of our chairs laughing. had to look at the calendar again to make sure this is really CES week and not April 1st. small is wonderful but ... functionality is kind of important too. I remember cell phones started trending towards the very, very small right before smart devices came out, and now instead of pebble-sized phones we're all running around with 5+ inch screens.
 
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ok now that this toy stuff is out of the way... LENSES....!!!

give me an updated 50mm and a new 100-400mm....
 

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neuroanatomist said:
traveller said:
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?
 

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That's it! I'm going over to Nikon!!!

Seriously, interesting response to pressure from smart phones. Great looking toy camera to play with. I'd give it a try, at the right price.

Most folks on this forum are photographers, so lots of drawbacks will be seen here. But for the people taking pictures with those smartphone bricks, I think they'll go for this.
 

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BUT IT"S NOT A 7D MK II!!!!! Actually, this seems to be a rather intelligent decision to combat the waning small camera sales thang. Hopefully, the 7D mk II will talk to the internet also...
 
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now the teaser makes sense, but this thing won't work well with man hands.
 

RS2021

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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.
 

neuroanatomist

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dadgummit said:
neuroanatomist said:
traveller said:
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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