Weird monocular Canon PowerShot Zoom camera is coming to the US

Oct 14, 2020

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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.

Weird monocular Canon PowerShot Zoom camera is coming to the US

Oct 14, 2020

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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Canon PowerShot Zoom was launched earlier this year, but only in Japan. If you got interested in this weird piece of gear, it’s now coming to the US as well, and shipping worldwide. So, let’s dive in and see what you get in this strange, tiny camera.

Canon PowerShot Zoom started as a concept camera, one of a few that Canon showed off at The Photography Show 2018. It’s a compact camera that looks kinda like a director’s lens. Although, the specs are quite different and so is the main purpose.

The camera combines a PowerShot point-and-shoot with the reach of a stabilized monocular. It packs a 12MP CMOS sensor and an electronic viewfinder. It provides 100-400mm equivalent zoom range, with the possibility of 2x digital zoom. This makes it ideal for things like birdwatching, wildlife viewing, or sports events.

Other than photos, Canon PowerShot Zoom also shoots full HD 1080p video up to 30 fps. It features continuous AF to keep your subjects in focus, and there’s even Face Tracking AF. There’s also electronic image stabilization that works for both stills and videos.

Take a look at the full specs and a few more photos:

Imaging
PixelsEffective: 12 Megapixel
Sensor TypeCMOS
Lens
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom2x Maximum (8x Combined Zoom)
Exposure Control
Exposure ModesAuto
Video
Recording ModesFull HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone
Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Viewfinder Resolution2,300,000 Dot
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
External Flash ConnectionNone
Interface
Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
ConnectivityUSB Type-C
WirelessBluetooth
Wi-Fi
GPSNo
Physical
Battery1 x Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (W x H x D)1.3 x 2 x 4.1″ / 33 x 50.8 x 104.1 mm
Weight5.1 oz / 145 g (Body with Battery and Memory)

 

Canon PowerShot Zoom is now ready for preorders and it’s priced at $299. Shipping is expected to start in late November 2020.

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One response to “Weird monocular Canon PowerShot Zoom camera is coming to the US”

  1. Mark Nycz Avatar
    Mark Nycz

    Props to Cannon for trying something new