A mobile phone can be too bulky and zoom functions when you want to take pictures or record a video tend not to be great. That’s where the PowerShot Zoom comes in. Japanese firm Canon has unveiled a new type of camera that resembles a small spyglass: the PowerShot Zoom. You can use this nifty camera to watch sporting events or concerts, as well as to take photos and videos.
Forget expensive cameras or smartphones that take up a lot of space. This pocket-sized camera fits into one hand like a monocular. It can zoom in from 100 mm to 400 mm, while the camera’s digital zoom offers an extra 2x to 800 mm.
For a small camera like this, its zoom capabilities are good. There is a zoom lens that can toggle between 100mm and 400mm (full-frame equivalent) focal lengths and when combined with 800mm (full-frame equivalent) focal length when combined with the camera’s digital zoom.1 The device features built-in image stabilisation, Canon’s Face AF technology, a USB-C port for charging and a microSDXC card slot.
Nature buffs or sports fans will be able to carry their Canon PowerShot Zoom in their pocket at all times. It boasts built-in image stabilization, a burst mode and Full HD capabilities (1080p). It can be easily paired with a smartphone for quickly sharing photos and videos on social media.
It’s currently being offered by Canon via a crowdfunding site in Japan called Makuake for about US$300.
Source: AFP Relax News