Last Updated on 01/07/2013 by Felix Esser
Hot off the presses from Canon HQ come four new point and shoot cameras in time for CES. That little guy up there is the Canon PowerShot N, billed as the camera that will open “new dimensions of photographic expression”. I immediately thought of Portal 2’s Wheatley when I saw it. Unfortunately, it does not speak like Stephen Merchant. The other three additions to the PowerShot family are the ELPH 130IS, A2600, and A1400.
Pictured at the top of the article, the PowerShot N comes with a feature called Creative Shot which will produce five different versions of the original image, each with a slight difference in composition, lighting, and color. The N can record 1080p video and capture images with a 12.1MP CMOS sensor through a 28mm wide angle lens capable of 8x optical zoom. Users can also connect the N to a variety of mobile devices, so that they can immediately share their photos. Around back, the N sports a 2.8″ capacitative touch LCD with 90 degrees of tilt. The PowerShot N will release sometime in April 2013 at $299.99 in white or black.
PowerShot ELPH 130IS
The ELPH 130IS is a wireless maven. Through the Canon CameraWindow app, users can connect this guy to their iOS and Android devices. The ELPH 130IS can also connect to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. While on those platforms, the user can comment directly on their uploads from the camera itself. With a 28mm lens, 8x optical zoom, a 16MP sensor, and a DIGIC 4 processor, the camera can capture beautiful photos and toss them into cyberspace, too. Around back, the ELPH sports a 3 inch LCD screen. The PowerShot ELPH 130IS is expected to release in February at $199.99 in red, grey, and silver.
For those with simple tastes, the A2600 is here. The camera sports a 28mm lens, 5x optical zoom, 720p HD video, and a 16MP sensor. The A2600 also has a Smart AUTO mode which will facilitate the shooting process by combining the best settings for “32 common shooting scenarios”. Around back, the A2600 sports a 3 inch LCD screen. The PowerShot A2600 is expected to release in February at $149.99 in black, silver, red, blue, and pink color options.
Unlike the others, the A1400 features an optical viewfinder. Like the A2600, it features a 16MP sensor, 5x optical zoom, HD video capability, and a 28mm lens. The camera is powered by two AA batteries, so it may be wise to invest in a rechargeable set. Image stabilization is built in, as well as a few creative effects (fisheye and toy camera among them). The PowerShot A1400 is expected to release in February at $109.99.
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