Monday, January 7, 2013

Canon's PowerShot N: Creative Features & New Design

Canon PowerShot N [Retail Price: $299.99]

"Trying to make a tiny point-and-shoot to compete with smartphones might be futile at this point, but it certainly seems like Canon's PowerShot N is designed for just that.

An entirely new PowerShot line, the N's ultra-compact body measures 3.1 inches wide by 2.4 inches high by 1.2 inches deep, with some of that thickness going to its 2.8-inch tilting touch screen, which can flip up 90 degrees so you can more easily experiment with positioning (and something you can't do with a smartphone).

To further assist with experimentation, Canon dropped the typical shutter release/zoom lever combo found on other PowerShots and went with new control rings around its 8x f3.0-5.9 28-224mm lens; an outer ring controls the shutter, whereas an inner ring works the zoom.

The PowerShot N introduces a new Creative Shot mode as well, which goes beyond the typical effects and filters. Snap a picture of something and the camera will automatically create five different versions using different color modes, crops, and styles in addition to saving the original photo. With a newer Canon Digic 5 image processor and a 12-megapixel high-speed, high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, it should do it pretty fast, too.

Canon PowerShot N arrives in April 2013

Also new for the N is a Mobile Device Connect button. Using the camera's built-in Wi-Fi and Canon's free CameraWindow application for iOS and Android, the button lets you quickly wirelessly transfer photos and videos to a smartphone or tablet. The PowerShot N will store regularly used devices and accounts for faster connecting and uploading. You'll even be able to comment on uploaded photos directly from the camera.

Judging by the size of the battery compartment door, the N is using one of Canon's tiny lithium ion rechargeable batteries, which haven't provided the best battery life in camera's like the PowerShot Elph 520 HS. To combat that, there's a new Eco mode that promises approximately 30 percent longer battery life by dimming and eventually shutting off the display after 10 seconds of inactivity.

The Canon PowerShot N will come in black and white versions when it arrives in April for $299.99" —

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