Canon has announced the PowerShot Zoom, an unusual camera that looks more like a digital monocular than a point-and-shoot camera. The company has been showing the idea for some time and recently funded it in Japan; now coming to the United States.
PowerShot Zoom is a small device with an electronic viewfinder, 1/3-inch 12-megapixel sensor and two switchable equivalent focal lengths of 100 mm and 400 mm with digital zoom up to 800 mm. The lens is f / 5.6-6.3, so this is probably not suitable for use in low light. Image quality in general is not the focus.
Canon says the product is designed for people who enjoy outdoor activities such as bird watching and hiking, and can be a useful accessory for spectators at sporting events such as the Olympics – if they really move forward. The camera charges via USB-C and records images and videos on a microSD card, plus you can transfer images to a smartphone via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The PowerShot Zoom will go on sale in the United States at the end of next month for $ 299.99.