With common compact cameras likely the way of the dodo, Canon is seeking a little something absolutely unique. It just unveiled the PowerShot Zoom, a “compact telephoto monocular,” with a design that looks like a golf rangefinder instead than a camera or camcorder. It’s made not only to get 12-megapixel pics and 1080p online video, but do the job as a viewer for “hiking, birdwatching and character gazing,” according to Canon.
To continue to keep that kind element so modest, the PowerShot Zoom has a somewhat little 1/3-inch sensor along with an f/5.6-6.3 lens that supports 100mm or 400mm focal lengths, along with a electronic zoom to 800mm (total-body equivalent.) You can capture both 12-megapixel photos or 1080p online video (with a modest 100-3200 ISO selection) to a microSD card, and it has crafted-in optical stabilization along with deal with-monitoring autofocus functionality. The battery can final for about 150 photographs.