Canon PowerShot PX always watches you and captures everyday moments for you

Oct 29, 2021

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Canon PowerShot PX always watches you and captures everyday moments for you

Oct 29, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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If you don’t want to be that person who always has a phone in their hands capturing everyday moments, Canon’s got you covered. The company has announced PowerShot PX, a smart little camera that follows you and takes photos of your day, with you in the frame.

The PowerShot PX looks like a cute little surveillance camera. And in a way, that’s what it is, considering that it constantly watches you. But it’s also your little personal photographer capturing candid shots of you, and your family and friends. It has an 11.7MP sensor and a 340˚ pan and a 110˚ tilt 19-57mm equivalent zoom lens.

The camera charges via USB-C charging port and has built-in Wi-Fi so you can connect it to your phone. It takes photos and automatically adds them to an app, so you can choose the ones you like best. If you want more control, you can give your PX a voice command when you want it to take a photo.

In addition, you can also use this camera as a webcam: it’s compatible with Canon’s webcam software. Note, however, that it will only work with Windows 10 PCs.

Here are the full specs:

Image Sensor
Type
1/2.3 CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels
Approx 11.7MP
Total Pixels
Approx 12.8MP
Image Processor
Type
DIGIC 7
Lens
Focal Length
19-57mm
Zoom
3x (optical) 4x (digital)
Angle of View (Horzntl, Vertl, Diagnl)
Horizontal: Approx 84.7° (wide angle end) – 33.8° (tele angle end)
Vertical: Approx 68.7° (wide angle end) – 25.7° (tele angle end)
Diagonal: Approx 97.5° (wide angle end) – 41.6° (tele angle end)
Pan/Tilt
Pan: Approx -170° (left) to +170° (right)
Tilt: Approx -20° (down) to +90° (up)
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
20cm (wide), 30cm (tele)
File Types
Still Image Type
JPEG
RAW+JPEG/HEIF Simultaneous Recording
Full HD (1920 x 1080) 59.94fps, 29.97fps, 23.98fps IPB (Standard) MP4
Other Features
Menu Languages
Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Turkish, Portugese (Brazilian)
Voice Control
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
Connectivity
Wired Connectivity
USB Type-C
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth Specification 4.1 compliant (Bluetooth Low Energy Technology), Wi-Fi IEEE802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Storage
Type
MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC. UHS-I supported
Software
Other
Connect App for Mini PTZ Cam available on compatible iOS and Android devices. View and transfer images, control device, change device settings – see app store for full details
Wireless Webcam Utility for Mini PTZ Cam available for Windows. For full details see support pages
Power Source
Batteries
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Battery Life
2/3.5/5 hours (high/mid/low shooting frequency)
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
USB Type-C, no charger supplied with the camera. Minimum charging requirement is a USB PD compliant power source providing a minimum of 5V, 1.5A with a USB Type-C output and using the provided USB Type-C to Type-C cable. Minimum for power and operation 9V 2A
Physical Specifications
Operating Environment
Temp: 0-40°C
Humidity range: 10-90%
Tripod Mount
Standard CU 1/4″
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx 56.4mm x 81.9mm
Weight

If you think you’ve already seen this, that’s because you have. Canon has introduced the PowerShot PX as a concept camera at Birmingham’s The Photography Show back in 2018. And of course, there’s also Google Clips which had been announced a year before and went up for sale in February 2018. It got discontinued only a year and a half later, though, so I wonder if Canon will be of better luck.

The Canon PowerShot PX retails for £449.99 in the UK and €499.99 in Europe. That’s around $580 USD, but the retail price in the US is still to be confirmed. Still, this is not exactly pocket money for a modest camera like this, but if you’d like to ditch your phone and let AI take snaps for you, maybe you’ll find it’s worth it. What do you think?

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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