Canon has announced its first compact PowerShot Zoom digital telephoto monocular, a convenient and intuitive imaging tool for hiking, birdwatching, and nature gazing. This new Canon digital camera is a unique zoom camera that blends the capabilities of a PowerShot point-and-shoot with the reach of something like a stabilized monocular.
The highlight of the monocular Power Shot is the CMOS sensor, 100-400mm equivalent focal length zoom range, and 2x digital zoom possible. This compact camera is ideal for handheld birding, wildlife viewing, and even sports subjects. A 12MP CMOS sensor records both stills and full HD 1080p video up to 30 fps and continuous autofocus helps to keep subjects sharp.
The telephoto monocular can capture images and videos to a micro SD card, and by pairing it with a compatible smart device and the Canon Camera Connect app. The Zoom has a 1/3″ sensor capable of taking 12MP JPEG images (no Raw capture is supported) or 1080/30p video through the F5.6-6.3 lens. The ISO ranges from 100 to 3200, and there’s also optical image stabilization and AF tracking with face detection, and the Zoom will focus down to 1m (3.28ft) at 100mm and 4.5m (14.76ft) at 400mm.
Canon PowerShot Zoom Features
- Auto focus when viewing through the electronic viewfinder (EVF) and recording images and video with face tracking
- Optical Image Stabilization for shake correction
- 39 inches, 2.36 million dots EVF
- 12-megapixel still-image capture
- Full HD video capture up to 30p (29.97)
- Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® connection with the Canon Camera Connect app and use of compatible mobile devices2
- Live view and download of photos and videos with the use of the Canon Camera Connect app3
- USB C terminal for charging and supplying power
- Micro SD memory card slot
Price and availability
Canon PowerShot Zoom has been priced at $299 and it is now available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com website.
Apart from this digital camera, Canon has also introduced the EOS M50 Mark II mirrorless camera with a 24MP APS-C sensor, Digic 8 image processor; and Speedlite EL-1 Flash with an improved continuous shooting number up to 170 and built-in radio transmission wireless functionality.