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A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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With built-in WiFi, a creative shooting mode and easy-to-access controls, the Canon PowerShot N might be a great camera to take to your next social gathering -- until the battery runs out, that is. CNET felt the PowerShot N's design worked well in use, saying it "works as a nice supercompact complement to a smartphone camera," though Digital Trends did notice that "it’s heavy, or heavier than what its size would suggest." Its photo-snapping capabilities are better than expected, with CNET saying "color performance is very good" and that "colors don't get muddy or washed-out-looking as soon as the ISO climbs above 400." Given its small stature, the PowerShot N doesn't have traditional controls, but when using them Pocket-Lint found "even when wearing thick insulated gloves we had no trouble." Where the small size does hurt is in the battery size department, as Digital Versus noted it "lasts for around 120 photos." Even with its surprising image quality, the PowerShot N's weak battery means you won't be putting your phone camera away for very long.

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Model
PowerShot N

Key Specs

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
12.1 megapixels
Memory card
MicroSD

General

Type
Point and shoot (f /{"1":3, "2":5.9}) ({"1":4, "2":40} mm) ({"1":28, "2":224}mm) (0.4 inches)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
12.1 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
ISO modes
100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal) (Slow sync)

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":2000, "2":1} secs

Imaging

Exposure modes
Program, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flourescent

Other features

Self-timer
Yes
8x (optical)
Screen size
2.8 inches
Screen type
LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Image formats

Image formats
JPEG
Video recording
Yes (H.264 / AVC) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0
WiFi
Yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable
Model
PowerShot N Facebook

Key Specs

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
12.1 megapixels
Memory card
MicroSD

General

Type
Point and shoot (f /{"1":3, "2":5.9}) ({"1":4, "2":40} mm) ({"1":28, "2":224}mm) (0.4 inches)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
12.1 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
ISO modes
100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal) (Slow sync)

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":2000, "2":1} secs

Imaging

Exposure modes
Program, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flourescent

Other features

Self-timer
Yes
8x (optical)
Screen size
2.8 inches
Screen type
LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Image formats

Image formats
JPEG
Video recording
Yes (H.264 / AVC) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0
WiFi
Yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable
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