Canon has kicked off its CES product announcement cycle with the quirky little PowerShot N, which is unique because of its square design that basically ensures that the camera’s control scheme neither favors right or left-handers. Also Read - Computex 2021: When and how to watch, what to expect
It’s a very thin camera and measures just 1.1-inch deep, but that does not stop Canon from arming it with 28mm f/3-5.9 lens along with 8x of optical zoom. As far as the sensor is concerned we are talking about a 12-megapixel sensor, a DIGIC 5 processor, an ISO range of 80-6400 and a 2.8-inch 461-dot capacitive display. Besides this, it can also shoot 1080p video at 24 fps and has a LED that acts like an AF assist, flash or video light. Also Read - CES 2022 to return to in-person format: Organisers
Canon has opted for slower microSD cards for memory, so photographers will probably scoff at this decision. That said, Canon has added an interesting ‘Eco Mode’ that will give a 30 percent battery boost that powers down the display as the built-in gyroscope detects the orientation of the camera. The battery can be charged via USB as well. Also Read - CES 2021: Dell Alienware m15 R4, m17 R4 refresh; Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 desktop announced
Other features include Wi-Fi connectivity, a creative shot mode that applies ‘Intelligent Screen Analysis’ and automatically crops the shot according without overwriting the original. Canon says the PowerShot N will cost $300 (Rs 16,302), but it is yet to announce the camera in India officially.