This Monocular Camera Fits In Your Pocket

The concept is being crowdfunded by Canon in Japan.
Thursday 1 October 2020
You can take the PowerShot Zoom to sporting events, concerts and on your hikes. Photo: Canon Japan

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.


You can easily switch from taking photos to recording videos. Photo:


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.


Zoom in to see the action even if you are further away. Photo:


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