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First Look: Canon's peculiar point-and-shoot, the PowerShot N
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First Look: Canon's peculiar point-and-shoot, the PowerShot N

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If you can get past the supercompact design and reimagined controls, the Canon PowerShot N is a fine point-and-shoot companion for your smartphone.

Hey there. I'm Josh Goldman with CNET and this is a look at Canon's attempt to stir things up in its point-and-shoot line up: the PowerShot N. It's essentially one of Canon's ultra compact Elph cameras, but it's been pared down to just a lens and a screen. The lens is an 8x zoom that's controlled with this ring right here. The camera shutter release is just right in front of that. Just press down or up on it and it'll snap a shot. The 2.8 inch touchscreen on back can also be used to take shots and you can tip the screen up 90 degrees so you can shoot below your eye-line or overhead since it has a sensor in it that will right the picture when you turn the camera upside down. Of course, with the camera at this small, there's not a lot of room to hold on to it and the few buttons that it does have our minuscule. It also uses a tiny battery pack that doesn't last all that long and you'll need a microSD card for storage. To go along with the new design, Canon added a new mobile device connect button, which helps simplify connecting to iOS or Android devices with the camera's built-in Wi-Fi. Then, there's the new creative shot mode, which takes a shot, analyzes the subject and then creates 5 additional versions of the photo with crops, colors and filters. For the quality and performance are very good though, it's a little on the slow side for pictures of kids and pets. Basically, if you're looking for something small to supplement your smartphone photography, the PowerShot N is a fine choice as long as you don't buy-in the size and controls. I'm Josh Goldman, and that's the Canon PowerShot N.

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