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Canon unveils pocket-size PowerShot N camera

Canon has today unveiled a brand new camera, the compact and innovative PowerShot N.

Sporting a novel square design and vertical-flip screen, the tiny 78.6 x 60.2 x 29.3mm device comes with ‘any way up’ operation allowing photos to be taken at any angle, even if it is upside down.

Other eye-catching functions include the new Creative Mode, which offers automatic adjustment to variables like composition, exposure, point of focus, and contrast – producing five arty alternatives to the user’s original shot, very much in the vein of Instagram. We also have the Hybrid Auto mode which uses a face ID system that recognising familiar faces, giving them priority focus in larger group photos.

Canon also touts the PowerShot N’s instant sharing capabilities, with integrated Wi-Fi and smartphone/tablet connectivity enabling photos and videos to be swiftly uploaded on social media sites from the device itself.

Among the camera’s other key specs is a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 28mm 8x (28-224mm f/3-5.9 equivalent) optical zoom lens, 1080p HD video capture, a DIGIC 5 image processor, a maximum ISO of 6400, a 2.8in touch screen, and USB charging. Storage-wise, the has a slot for microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards.

The PowerShot N will be available from early April, costing £269.