Latest in Canon

Image credit:

Canon PowerShot N hands-on (video)

Zach Honig
January 7, 2013
3 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

What's square and rounded with white all over? That'd be Canon's new PowerShot N -- a point-and-shoot that can be held in any which way. At first glance, it's a bit of a strange proposition -- the camera's square shape is admittedly a bit bizarre, and it does't look like it'd be terribly comfortable to use. So, did Canon get it all wrong with the boxy N? Not exactly. It's surely not going to be a first choice for everyone, but we do see what the device's design team was thinking here. The idea is that you can hold the camera any way you like, thanks to a shutter release and zoom trigger positioned around the lens itself. So, if you want to flip it upside down, that's perfectly fine. In fact, doing so will let you take advantage of the 2.8-inch flip-up LCD in order to snag some overhead shots, while keeping it in a more traditional orientation will enable below-the-waist captures.

The camera seems a bit thick because of the small square design, but it's still compact enough to fit in a jeans pocket, or to be dangled from a wrist strap. And, because there's no shutter release at the top right corner, it's a solid fit for lefties, too. The white version we saw was incredibly glossy, and paired with the unconventional design, it's sure to attract a fair amount of attention on the streets. All in all, it's designed for fun -- the Creative Shot mode lets you add in a bit of color, while the built-in WiFi and direct connect button enable instant sharing on social media sites, via your smartphone. Take a closer look in our hands-on video after the break, or you can pick one up for yourself for $300 in April.

Gallery: Nikon D4 | 10 Photos

Follow all the latest CES 2013 news at our event hub.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
3 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

View
Amazon's Fire HD tablets are back at all-time lows

Amazon's Fire HD tablets are back at all-time lows

View
'Xbox Series S' console revealed by controller packaging

'Xbox Series S' console revealed by controller packaging

View
Space Force official logo and motto unveiled

Space Force official logo and motto unveiled

View
Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th

Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot on August 18th

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr