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Canon Powershot N100 Hands-On (engadget)

Canon Powershot N100
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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.

Type Compact digital still camera
Sensor Type: 12.1 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS
Total Pixels: Approx. 13.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Lens Focal Length: Main: 5.2 (W) – 26.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-120mm)
Digital Zoom: 4.0x
Focusing Range Main – Auto/Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) – infinity (W), 12.0in. (30cm) – infinity (T); Macro: 1.2 in. – 1.6 ft. (3-50cm) (W)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Viewfinder None
LCD Screen LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch Tilt, Capacitive Touch Panel LCD
LCD Pixels: Approx. 922,000 dots
LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
Maximum Aperture f/1.8 (W), f/5.7 (T)
Shutter Speed Shutter Speed 1-1/2000 sec.
15-1 sec. (Shooting long exposures)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO 80-6400
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Exposure Compensation Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White Balance Control Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom, Multi-area White Balance
Built-in Flash Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range 1.6 ft. – 23 ft. (W), 1.6 – 7.5 ft. (T) (50cm – 7.0m (W), (50cm – 2.3m (T))
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Shooting Modes Auto, Hybrid Auto, P, Dual Capture, Creative Shot, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Handheld Night Scene, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, iFrame Movie
Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
Self-Timer Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom
Wireless Control Not Available
Continuous Shooting Normal: Approx. TBA shots/sec. (in P mode)
Storage Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
File Format Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Compression Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MP4 (Image: H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels Stills 16:9 – Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360
3:2 – Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424
4:3 – Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Small: 640 x 480
1:1 – Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1536 x 1536; Small: 480 x 480
Number of Recording Pixels Videos Full HD 1920 x 1280: 30 fps (29.97)
iFrame Movie 1920 x 1280: 30 fps (29.97)
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
Playback Modes File Stills & Videos Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow (Repeat, Interval, Effect)
Playback Modes File Stills Single, Index (6-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
Playback Modes File Videos Normal Playback, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward
Erase Mode Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
HDMI Out Yes
Video Out NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video); HDMI connector (D-type)
Audio Out Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Other SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Battery Pack NB-12L
AC Adapter AC Adapter Kit ACK-100
Shooting Capacity Approx. 330shots
Approx. 460shots in ECO Mode
Playback Time Approx. 6hours
Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.11 x 2.66 x 1.41″ (104.5 x 67.5 x 35.8mm)
Weight 10.2 oz (289g)

 

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