Canon’s PowerShot ZOOM Gets A Silver Award At DFA Design Asia Awards 2021

Canon Powershot Zoom Review

Canon’s concept camera with a huge optical zoom, the Powershot ZOOM, got a price: Silver Award at DFA Designa Asia.

Canon PowerShot ZOOM at a glance:

  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • 100-400mm Equivalent Optical Zoom
  • One-Touch Switchable Zoom
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 30 fps
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 2x Digital Zoom, 800mm Equivalent
  • USB Type-C Port, microSD Card Slot

Canon press release:

Canon’s PowerShot ZOOM wins Silver Award at DFA Design for Asia Awards 2021

TOKYO, November 1, 2021—Canon Inc. announced today that the company’s PowerShot ZOOM was recognized for design excellence by the Hong Kong Design Centre, winning the Silver Award at the DFA Design for Asia Awards 2021.

The Silver Award winning PowerShot ZOOM is a new kind of concept telephoto camera that enables users to enjoy viewing a variety of scenes, including sports matches, birdwatching, vacation and children’s sports events and capture their favorite moments. Combining features from binoculars, digital cameras and video cameras, the PowerShot ZOOM is capable of photography at focal lengths of 100 mm and 400 mm, as well as super-telephoto shooting at 800 mm1 using digital zoom.

The PowerShot ZOOM is realizes a slick rectangular design that allows users to easily hold the device in either hand. Users can cycle between the three focal lengths simply by pressing the “ZOOM” button on the top of the device while looking through the viewfinder. What’s more, the device features a compact and lightweight palm-size design weighing only approximately 145g2, allowing it to be easily stored in pants pockets and other narrow spaces.

Canon has participated in the DFA Design for Asia Awards since 2013, having thus far won awards for such products as its Cinema EOS System professional cinematography equipment, video camcorders, cameras and interchangeable lenses. Encouraged by this latest industry recognition, Canon will continue striving to create products that combine the highest levels of performance and design excellence.

About the DFA Design for Asia Awards

Launched in 2003 and organized by the Hong Kong Design Centre, the DFA Design for Asia Awards has honored product designs that focus on sustainability and higher quality of life for people in the Asian market, which comprises half of the global population. The awards aim to increase the presence of such designs among the international business community as well as consumers throughout the region.

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  • 2Including memory card and built-in battery. Based on CIPA standards.

Canon Announces A Black Color Version Of The PowerShot Zoom

Canon PowerShot Zoom

Remember the Canon PowerShot Zoom? Canon’s concept camera with a 100-400mm optical zoom? Here is a black color version, but I guess only for the Asia market.

PowerShot Zoom at a glance:

  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • 100-400mm Equivalent Optical Zoom
  • One-Touch Switchable Zoom
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 30 fps
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 2x Digital Zoom, 800mm Equivalent
  • USB Type-C Port, microSD Card Slot

The black color Canon PowerShot Zoom will be available in December 2021. This seems to be for the Asian X-mas business. Canon PowerShot Zoom coverage is listed here.

[via asobinet.com]

Canon PowerShot Zoom Review (part camera and part digital monocular, DPReview TV)

Canon Powershot Zoom Review

Here is a Canon PowerShot Zoom review. The PowrShot Zoom is a nice gadget released recently. It’s not getting many positive reviews so far.

DPReview’s Chris test the PowerShot Zoom “device”. The PowerShot Zoom is basically a pocket telephoto, but others called it old tech in a new monocular shell. Here is Chris’ take on the Canon PowerShot Zoom.

More Canon PowerShot Zoom review stuff is listed here.

At a gance:

  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • 100-400mm Equivalent Optical Zoom
  • One-Touch Switchable Zoom
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 30 fps
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 2x Digital Zoom, 800mm Equivalent
  • USB Type-C Port, microSD Card Slot

Canon PowerShot Zoom:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon PowerShot Zoom Review – The Pocket Telephoto

Canon Powershot Zoom Review

The Canon PowerShot Zoom definitely is not shaking up the camera industry. Reviews are scarce, It has been called “old tech in a monocular shell“. Here is an unbiased Canon PowerShot Zoom review.

At a gance:

  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • 100-400mm Equivalent Optical Zoom
  • One-Touch Switchable Zoom
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 30 fps

The Canon PowerShot Zoom is an inexpensive gadget for fun, photography interested kids, nature fans. Geoffrey Morrison posted his review on Forbes. A sober view on the Canon PowerShot Zoom. Here are some excerpts:

One of its best attributes is how easy it is to use. It can fit in just about any pocket, or hang from a lanyard. Turn it on as you bring it to your eye and it’s ready to go by the time it gets there. The OLED viewfinder is excellent, with great contrast and high resolution.

[…] Image quality is fairly average. If you take the zoom aspect out of the equation, the better mobile phones will have better colors and detail. However, no phone offers the zoom reach of the Zoom

[…] While I could probably buy a used telephoto for $300, it’d be a heavy and bulky addition to my kit. With the Zoom, however, I could have something that I could have in my back pocket on a shoot to capture the occasional closeups or distant interesting bits.

Read the review at Forbes…

And here is his useful short video review of the Canon PowerShot Zoom.

Canon PowerShot Zoom:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Here Is The Canon PowerShot Zoom, Company’s First-Ever, Compact Telephoto Monocular

Canon Powershot Zoom

Canon released the PowerShot Zoom, a compact telephoto monocular (camera). Looks like a cool gadget.

Preorders for the Canon PowerShot Zoom are live and start at $299 at B&H Photo | Adorama

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Press release:

Canon Deputs The Company’s First-Ever, Compact Telephoto Monocular, The PowerShot ZOOM

MELVILLE, NY, October 14, 2020Hiking, birdwatching and nature gazing, consumers are embracing the beauty of the outdoors this season and beyond. With this in mind, it is important to have a convenient and intuitive imaging tool to explore the world. Developed to showcase an impressive telephoto reach in a user friendly, compact design, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today launches the PowerShot ZOOM, the company’s first telephoto monocular.

The lightweight telephoto monocular sports 100mm, 400mm and 800mm telephoto viewing capability1 with a one-touch switch, and is equipped with impressive instant zoom capability to help users view distant subjects. Additionally, the monocular can capture images and videos to a micro SD card, and by pairing it with a compatible smart device2 and the Canon Camera Connect app3, these files can easily be downloaded. This pairing feature transforms the PowerShot ZOOM monocular into a friendly companion to compatible smartphones for viewing and capturing super-telephoto scenes.

“In today’s ever-changing world, consumers are looking for intuitive and portable imaging tools to view telephoto scenes up close and with ease,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Built for those users who enjoy outdoor activities, the PowerShot ZOOM monocular delivers a small, compact viewer with a long focal length. We are eager to see how consumers use this tool and the convenience it will add to their daily lives.”

In addition to its zoom capability, compact size and ability to pair with compatible smartphones, the PowerShot ZOOM telephoto monocular also features:

  • Auto focus when viewing through the electronic viewfinder (EVF) and recording images and video with face tracking
  • Optical Image Stabilization for shake correction
  • 0.39 inches, 2.36 million dots EVF
  • 12-megapixel still-image capture
  • Full HD video capture up to 30p (29.97)
  • Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® connection with the Canon Camera Connect app and use of compatible mobile devices2
  • Live view and download of photos and videos with the use of the Canon Camera Connect app3
  • USB C terminal for charging and supplying power
  • Micro SD memory card slot

​​​Price & Availability
​​​​​​​Available in white, the Canon PowerShot ZOOM compact telephoto monocular is scheduled to be available in late November 2020 for an estimated retail price of $299.99*. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

Canon Unveils The PowerShot Zoom, A Crowdfunded Concept Camera (100-400mm)

Powershot Zoom

It’s the season of the concept cameras, apparently. Canon unveiled the PowerShot Zoom, a concept camera with an unusual form factor.

A prototype of the PowerShot Zoom was presented a year ago by Canon. Now, here it is, crowdfunded on Japanese Makuake. The PowerShot Zoom will be available only in Japan for the time being.

Some specifications are available:

  • CMOS image sensor 12.1mp 1/3″
  • 10fps
  • ISO 100-3200
  • 100-400mm f/5.6-6.3 IS
  • 800mm digital zoom
  • 1080p at 24fps
  • Face recognition AF
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • microSDXC card slot
  • USB-C
  • Weight: 144g (0.3lbs)
  • Price $300

[via Focus Numeriques]