6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: The Canon PowerShot N100 is the enthusiast compact for creative snapshooters

About Video Transcript

First Look: The Canon PowerShot N100 is the enthusiast compact for creative snapshooters

1:53 /

With a larger than usual sensor and a bright lens, the N100 takes some nice pictures, but its design could use some help.

[MUSIC]. There's a lot of sameness between, camera makers, when it comes to point and shoot. But, every once in a while one of the manufacturers, steps out and decided to, take a risk on something new. Such as, this, the a Cannon Powershot N100. I'm Josh Goldman, with C-net. And, while the, N100 has quite a bit in common with Cannons S120 Enthusiast Compact. The N100 is more for snap shooters who want better photo quality and shooting performance. With this you get the S120 larger than average, 12 megapixel BSIC sameness censor, a 5x zoom lens. It starts at a bright F18 aperture, and a 3 inch, 90 degree tilting touch screen. But instead of the S120's manual controls and raw capture, you get things like, a creative shot mode that automatically create, five different versions of a single shot using different color and tone settings, and crops and styles. And also you get, hybrid auto, that captures a few seconds of video before each picture, and then stitches them all together into a movie. There's also a new, Story Highlights mode, which creates a two- or five-minute highlight reel of photos and movie clips, that you can individually select or have the camera automatically select based on event, date, or person. And then there's this. A second camera that's only purpose is to stick your face in the corner of photos you're shooting. You get other modes too to experiment with, and WiFi and NFC although that's a bit under utilized. And well, this thing is definitely feature packed for its $350 price tag. You can read the full review at Cnet.com but unless you really like the sound of its novel features. You might be better off with the S120. I'm Josh Goldman, and that's the Canon PowerShot N100. [MUSIC]

New releases

Say hello to ZTE's mid-tier Grand X for Cricket Wireless
1:16 19 December 2014
Featuring a 5-inch display, a dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel camera, the affordable ZTE Grand X is available prepaid from US...
Play video
BlackBerry Classic offers a great keyboard, but a cramped screen
2:59 19 December 2014
BlackBerry's latest smartphone has the company's familiar shape, but its four-row keyboard makes for a smaller screen.
Play video
Holiday lights
1:00 19 December 2014
Nothing brightens up a December night like festive holiday lights. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on an app that can...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 103: Man's bionic arms make history, NASA proposes cloud cities on Venus and more
27:02 19 December 2014
On today's show, we tell you how one man is making history with dual bionic arms, why a team at NASA thinks we should look into sending...
Play video
Need a new size? Just tap the mirror
1:35 18 December 2014
In a place where fashion comes first, tech is coming in at a close second. In major department stores and small boutiques, the dressing...
Play video
The best Apple accessory products in 2014
5:07 18 December 2014
Brian Tong picks his top 5 favorite products from 2014 that he uses with his iPhone and iPad, and you have a chance to win them al...
Play video
Is Ring better than Doorbot?
2:10 18 December 2014
Ring suffers from some of the same old Doorbot drawbacks, but does show signs of improvement.
Play video
2014: The Year of the Hack
2:59 18 December 2014
We ended this year the same way we rang it in - reeling from cyberattacks. Meanwhile, tech experts forecast doom for the future of...
Play video