New PowerShot N Digital Camera Opens New Dimensions Of Photographic Expression
Camera Features New Shooting Styles and Easy Wireless Connectivity
Lake Success, N.Y., January 7, 2013 – To inspire
creative exploration and encourage instant sharing of life's every day
moments, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions,
today unveiled the new PowerShot N digital camera as part of its
PowerShot lineup. With an innovative Creative Shot mode that enhances
artistic expression and a variety of new connectivity features that
support instant sharing, Canon's PowerShot N is the ultimate
Helping people's creativity bubble to the surface, the
PowerShot N offers Creative Shot, a new imaging mode that intuitively
analyzes an image and automatically creates a series of five artistic
photos of the original with varying composition, lighting and color for
an array of options that are ready to impress. In addition, the new
PowerShot is equipped with enhanced wireless capabilities that connect
the camera to a variety of mobile devices instantly, so users can upload
and comment on their images while on-the-go.
In addition to offering powerful artistic and connectivity functions,
the PowerShot N 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 on the top and bottom of the lens,
images can be snapped from virtually any position so the perfect shot is
always within reach.
The PowerShot N 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, so your moments can be captured and preserved in
stunning quality. Users can also record beautiful 1080p Full HD video
with a dedicated movie button, so life's moving moments are not missed.
With the built-in Hybrid Auto and Face ID systems, pin-sharp focus can
be achieved quickly and easily while the camera automatically recognizes
and focuses on familiar faces. For the ultimate in shooting
convenience, 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.
"An ever-increasing number of internet users continue to post their
own photos and videos online," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice
president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications
Group, Canon U.S.A. "The new PowerShot N opens up a new dimension of
photographic expression, helping people express their personal style and
creative flair with powerful innovative Canon technologies."
Easy Connectivity Options for Convenient Sharing
The PowerShot N is equipped with enhanced wireless capabilities, so
high-quality images can be shared with friends and family even while
on-the-go. After an initial one-time set-up, the new Mobile Device
Connect Button connects the camera to a variety of mobile devices for
quick and easy sharing. Users simply press the Mobile Device Connect
Button and launch Canon's free CameraWindow applicationi, available on both the iOS and Android operating systemsii,
to wirelessly transfer photos and videos to their device. Frequently
used devices and accounts are conveniently stored in the camera's
wireless history menu for quick one-touch access.
With these enhanced wireless capabilities, users now have the ability
to comment on their uploaded photos directly from the camera - so being
part of conversations taking place on social networking sites is easy
and convenient. In addition, individuals can control the destination of
Facebook uploads - choosing to share content with everyone, or post
photos only to selected Facebook groups. Users can also instantly upload
images wirelessly from the camera to Canon iMAGE GATEWAYiii, and automatically upload them to a computer remotely. Photos can also be printed wirelessly using Wireless PictBridgeiv
on select Canon printers, including the new PIXMA MG6320 or PIXMA MX922
Wireless Photo All-In-One printers, so special moments can be preserved
The Ultimate Tool to Capture Creativity
Creative Shot, available on the PowerShot N, is an easy, yet powerful
tool to add artistic effects to your photos. In Creative Shot mode,
users compose their shot and let the PowerShot N analyze the photo to
apply a series of artistic elements by varying composition, lighting and
color. After an image is captured, Creative Shot will render five
different variations of the shot in different color modes, crops, and
styles, delivering creative new perspectives automatically while still
maintaining the original image.
In addition, the new PowerShot N 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 shutter and
zoom buttons are located on top and bottom of the lens so high and
low-angle shots can be easily captured. The PowerShot N features Smart
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
Sleek, Small and Designed for Portability
With a sleek and distinct design, the PowerShot N measures 3.09 x
2.37 x 1.15 inches, making it 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, encourages 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 compact for convenient
on-the-go shooting and easy, one handed operation.
The camera's 28mm wide-angle 8x optical zoom lens and shutter are
both operated on the camera's dual-ring lens. The outer ring controls
the shutter, which can be released from any point on the ring, and the
inner ring controls the zoom, so managing the PowerShot N is easy and
effortless. With these innovative new design features, users now have
the ability to shoot diagonally, horizontally and from low or high
angles so even the most out-of-reach image can be captured with ease.
In addition, the PowerShot N offers a new ECO Mode, a feature that
provides approximately 30 percent longer battery life when enabled, by
dimming the screen and eventually shutting off the display after the
device has been idle for 10 seconds, allowing users to shoot more and
for longer. Adding to its portability and convenience, the camera
features USB charging through a computer or traditional charging by the
AC adaptor, allowing users to power-up from virtually anywhere.
Pricing and Availability
The PowerShot N is expected to be available in April 2013 for an estimated retail price of $299.99, in white or black.
For more information, and a full list of product specifications, visit www.usa.canon.com/powershot.
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i This software enables you to upload images to social
network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image
files may contain privacy related information such as people and places.
If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain,
collect or use such images or any information included in such images
through this software.
ii Compatible with iOS version 5.1/6.0 or later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0 or later. Data charges may apply.
iii One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
iv PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer is required.