Announced yesterday, Canon’s new concept camera, the dual camera enabled Powershot N100 got its first hands-on review by engadget (with a 2min hands-on video). The N100 in some way follows the Powershot N. The N100 has a tiltable display, WiFi and NFC, and a rear facing camera (dual capture) to get a unique perspective on your life (and your life as photographer). The back camera is named “Story Camera” by Canon: “with the innovative and new Dual Capture mode, users can simultaneously capture special moments using the Main Camera, while the Story Camera, a rear facing sub-camera, will embed a picture of them onto the main image“.
The N100’s specifications (from Adorama’s product page):
- Dual Capture uses a rear-facing secondary camera to capture your expression while shooting and then creates a picture-in-picture effect.
- Story Highlights automatically selects and compiles images into an exciting highlight reel within the camera without the use of software.
- Built-in Wi-Fi allows wireless transferring of images and video to compatible mobile devices, select social networking sites and your Wi-Fi enabled computer, and lets you remotely shoot using your smartphone or tablet.
- For easier Wi-Fi connectivity, built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android device.
- The convenient Mobile Device Connect Button allows you to connect to your compatible Android or iOS device for quick and easy sharing.
- 5x Optical Zoom, bright f/1.8 and 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer for excellent image quality.
- 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps provide excellent low-light performance.
- Creative Shot mode uses composition, color and lighting from your original image to create unique images with an artistic flair.
- Hybrid Auto records quick video clips before each still and compiles them together to make a short highlight reel.
- 3.0-inch tilt, capacitive touch panel LCD helps provide flexibility.
- Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button.
Complete specifications and feature list after the break.