Arriving just in time to ease the fears of those who worry there just aren’t enough selfie cams on the market is the forthcoming Canon PowerShot N2 — a cutesy, square shaped snapper that’s replacing Canon’s original PowerShot N, bringing a bunch of extra features not found in the original design.
This time out, the PowerShot has a heavy social nature, imbuing its 2.8-inch, 461k-dot touchscreen with additional flex that makes it capable of flipping a full 180 degrees, thus rendering it doubly effective for capturing of selfie snapshots and videos.
Under the hood, the N2 has a 16.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and boasts a souped-up DIGIC 6 processor. The N2 also comes equipped with a 28-224mm f/3.0-5.9 8x optical zoom lens. Video is captured at 1080/30p. Wi-Fi capability is also present (obviously, because it’s a camera built for social sharing) but an improvement over last year’s edition is the added inclusion of NFC.
Bonus touchscreen controls also accessible in selfie mode allow users to alter exposure, operate the camera flash, and fiddle with sharpness settings to achieve optimally beautiful self-portrait results. Timed to coincide with the holidays, the PowerShot N2 is scheduled for release in December for around $300.