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Canon PowerShot N Facebook camera launched

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Canon PowerShot N
Canon PowerShot N

Canon has launched the social media focused Canon PowerShot N, with built-in Wi-Fi and a dedicated Facebook sharing button.

Allowing users to share their photos and video with their Facebook friends quickly and easily, the Canon PowerShot N also has a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and can record Full 1080p HD video.

“At Canon, we are continually working to improve the way users share their photos and videos,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Imaging Technology and Communications Group at Canon USA. “The new PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera, with the Facebook Connect Button, opens up a new dimension of photographic sharing and expression to help people showcase their personal style and creative flair with powerful innovative Canon technologies.”

Canon PowerShot N Features

The Canon PowerShot N has a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with an 8x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens.

For the first time in the PowerShot range, Canon PowerShot N zoom lens and shutter are operated on the dual-ring lens. Users can also take a shot by pressing the touchscreen on the rear of the device. Holding their finger down will track the subject and releasing their finger takes the shot.

As the user rotates the camera to take a shot, the touch panel LCD also rotates the content with the movement of the camera.

With a DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the Canon PowerShot N has an Intelligent IS System that automatically changes the IS settings according to the current situation.

Capable of recording Full 1080p HD video via its dedicated movie button, users can try out the Hybrid Auto feature that creates a composite video of the day’s activities using short video clips.

Appealing to the social media addicts, Canon has included a dedicated Facebook Connect Button. After the user connects the camera to their Facebook account, they will be able to post photos and videos to their Facebook feed, either to everyone or select Facebook groups.

Canon PowerShot N Release Date and Price
The Canon PowerShot N will be released in September, available to buy from Canon Direct. It will be priced at $299.99, with UK pricing yet to be announced.

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