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Canon PowerShot N | CES 2013 | PixelBing

Canon Powershot N: Canon’s latest launch at the CES 2013

Canon has launched a very sleek and distractingly different camera model at CES 2013, the Powershot N. One look at this piece, and you stop there itself to analyse it more closely.

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The design is really unique what sets it apart from others. The camera has lost a lot of buttons and is on the verge of turning into a square cuboid shape rather than a regular conventional rectangular one. It houses an 8x optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle lens, packaged with a 12.1- megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor. This camera is also capable of capturing videos in 1080p Full HD resolution, and has the WiFi feature for easy sharing of photographs online. This camera is little low on ISO capacities, ISO 80-6400.

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The camera has trimmed out a lot of buttons, and has not even a single button on the rear, everyting is controlled by the flip-out LCD touchscreen which can flip out to even 90 degree. There are dials at the front. Taking pictures on this camera needs a little expertise with this model. It’s little different, what I felt was strange rotating the dial for zooming in and out, and pushing the lens down for getting a click.

Talking about technologies, Canon came up with a new mode, called Creative Shot that intuitively analyses an image and automatically creates a series of five artistic photos of the original with varying composition, lighting and colour for an array of options and to help users in getting the best shot every time. The Canon PowerShot N has a built-in Hybrid Auto and Face ID systems, which enables the camera to automatically recognise and focus on familiar faces. It is expected to hit the market by April 2013 for a price of around $299, and will be available in two colour options, white and black.

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iM1836, the first Android driven mirrorless interchangeable lens camera by Polaroid launched at CES 2013

At the CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2013 in Las Vegas, the renowned camera maker Polaroid unveiled the world’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera which runs on Android Operating System.

Though the Nikon Coolpix S800c and the Samsung Galaxy Camera were the first android cameras to hit the market, the Polaroid iM1836 is different from botth of these cameras as it combines the finesse of interchangeable lens cameras such as the Nikon V1, J1, Nikon J2, Canon EOS M, Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Samsung NX300, etc and the most widely used and appreciated User Experience of the Android operating system.

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The camera runs on an android Jelly Bean (v4.1) and features a 3.5 inch touch screen and an SD card slot. The camera has the power of 18 megapixels, and comes with standard fitting of 10-30mm optical zoom lens as the kit lens. The camera can record full HD videos with ease too. The manufacturers have come up with a new tweak on the camera. Unlike conventional structures, the sensor is placed inside the lens instead of on the body, which is believed to reduce the contact of dust with the sensor.

“Throughout our 75 year history, Polaroid has been synonymous with innovation, creativity, and ease of use,” commented Scott W. Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid. “We are continuing that proud tradition at CES this year with the launch of the iM1836. This compact, connected camera is the ideal pocket-sized device to capture and share all of your most precious moments.”

The camera has been showcased as a prototype at the CES, and is believed to hit the markets in the first quarter of 2013. The price tag this camera is decorated with reads out $399.