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Canon Debuts PowerShot N at CES
by Laura Hicks -  1/7/2013

The Canon PowerShot N just begs you to be creative with this little camera. Seriously small, this camera is designed to pack a powerful, creative punch to your images.  The PowerShot N offers an 8x zoom, 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The body of the camera houses a 2.8 inch tilting touchscreen that encompasses the entirety of its back.

The camera boasts a powerful new feature called Creative Shot. This feature analyzes an image and automatically creates a series of five artistic photos of the original with varying composition, lighting and color.  This feature negates the need to post process on your computer and allows you total creative control in your camera. The camera also offers 58 scenes selections for its Smart AUTO function. The PowerShot N features Smart Shutter, enabling users to start tracking a subject by pressing touch panel LCD, and then capture the image by lifting their finger off the screen.

The camera's zoom lens and shutter are both operated on the camera's dual-ring lens. The outer ring controls the shutter, which can be released from any point on the ring, and the inner ring controls the zoom.

The PowerShot N offers users 1080p Full HD video capabilities with a dedicated movie button.  Canon promises tack-sharp focus through the built-in Hybrid Auto Focus and Face ID system. Also, Canon's image stabilization system allows the camera to select the optimal setting for each shooting condition.

In addition, the new PowerShot is equipped with enhanced wireless capabilities that connect the camera to a variety of mobile devices instantly, so users can upload and comment on their images while on-the-go.

The PowerShot N is expected to be available in April 2013 for an estimated retail price of $299.99, in white or black.