Being a particularly inept photographer, I’m a big fan of point-and-shoots. Being a particularly inept blogger, I’m a big fan of technology. Therefor, Canon‘s Powershot N is my sh*t.
The square body of this diminutive device is sleek, largely uninterrupted but for the two Frankenstein-esque knobs protruding from either end (to which you can attach a strap.) The technology it packs is far more impressive than its appearance, though: with a 2.8″ tilting touchscreen, you’ll be able to shoot at weird angles — for example, at a trade show trying to improvise a drop cloth & ladder with a bedsheet & chair.
The sensor is 12.1 megapixels, which captures information that’s subsequently processed by a DIGIC 5 Image Processor. WiFi & mobile connectivity make capturing & sending images possible without the use of annoying cords.
You can record 1080p full HD video, or take advantage of some wizard-tech called The Creative Shot, which Canon explains, is perfect for “artistic image capture, automatically creating an additional five unique images every time you take a shot.” No idea how this works (or how well), but it sounds exceptionally useful for someone who’s shooting on the run. WiFi & mobile connectivity make capturing & sending images easier, too.
The N is available at Canon’s website for $299.99 USD.