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Canon PowerShot N
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Canon PowerShot N Digital Camera

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12.1MP 8x CMOS Apr 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The new PowerShot N opens up a new dimension of photographic expression, helping you express your personal style and flair with powerful innovative Canon technologies. The PowerShot N features an... More
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33 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this Canon digital camera. This Canon camera received a "Recommended" award from Dgl.ru, confirming their endorsement and Parentesis.com decided that it was marvellous and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on thirty-seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews this Canon digital camera has an overall expert rating of 71 out of 100.

Good Size

A few people reckoned that the product was compact. Three years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review on expert review site Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot N is one of Canon's most unique compact cameras to date, with a tilting touch screen, Wi-Fi connectivity”. Also three years ago Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon PowerShot N is quite unlike any other compact camera on the market”. Also three years ago expert website T3.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Canon PowerShot N is digital compact camera with a difference”.

One Canon PowerShot N owner who bought it thought it was thick. Expert website Smh.com.au wrote in their review “It is quite thick at 29mm a”.

One Canon PowerShot N owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was a squeeze to fit in. Three years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot N on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “An 8x zoom are a lot to squeeze into a camera around 80 x 60 mm in size”.

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Nice Design

Several customers agreed that the product was good looking. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote “The adorable Canon PowerShot N is an experimental, allegedly chic camera, distinguished by an off-the-wall form factor that summarily ignores all the wisdom of camera design”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Supposedly the PowerShot N is a fashion-forward, chic design intended to turn heads.”. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned three years ago “This is a beautifully made, cute camera that takes” in their review.

Several Canon PowerShot N reviewers said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot N was a good design. Three years ago expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “Canon has brought fresh thinking to compact camera design with the introduction of the Canon Powershot N” in their Canon PowerShot N review. Expert review site Digitalartsonline.co.uk wrote “Beneath the clean design of this diminutive” in their review.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was neat. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot N “The Canon PowerShot N packs a neat Creative Shot mode.”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Canon Powershot N features an 8x optical zoom lens, tilting touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalversus.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote “A minimalist interface and onboard Wi-Fi into a sleek pocket snapper with an original design” in their Canon PowerShot N review. Expert review site Lesterchan.net wrote three years ago “It uses micro SD memory card, has a 12.1 megapixels CMOS sensor featuring a DIGIC 5 image processor and has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity” in their review of this digital camera.

Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Canon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews as do all cameras produced by Canon.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people who bought the product thought it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot N review on expert website Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot N looks good and produces decent images.” and gave the Canon PowerShot N a score of 4 stars.

One person who purchased it thought it had a good picture resolution.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who bought the Canon PowerShot N agreed that it was good quality. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “The compact square metal body is available in black or white” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews “Excellent image quality.” in their Canon PowerShot N review.

Good Quality Lens

Several customers mentioned that the Canon PowerShot N had a good lens. Expert website Smh.com.au said “DateJune 13, 2013 (1) Read later This 12-megapixel camera with a stabilised 28-224mm lens is clearly intended to go head to head with smartphone cameras”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon PowerShot N owner concluded that this digital camera had a good screen.

Easy to Use

One person concluded that the product had a good experience. Three years ago expert review site T3.com said in their review of this digital camera “Its symmetical square shape means that it's designed to be used either left- or right-handed with exactly the same experience for the oft-ignored southpaws as for the righties”.

One person who bought the product said that it was easy to use. Whatsyourtech.ca mentioned three years ago “Highly portable, always connected, versatile and made more fun to use by thousands of apps, smart” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N.

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Good Technical Features

One customer thought it had good features. Expert review site Photographybay.com mentioned “While it offers common features found in modern point”.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review “It is interesting - the N is built around a tilting touch-screen, comes with built-in Wi-Fi”.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot N supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price], and the Canon PowerShot S120[plb_1602828_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to look at including the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not support Full HD video, the PowerShot N supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the XQ1[pl_1962901_price], and the FinePix F660[pl_1409997_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot S120[plb_1602828_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot N has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the XQ1[pl_1962901_price], or the FinePix F660[pl_1409997_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot S120[plb_1602828_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot N, the Canon PowerShot N has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the XQ1[pl_1962901_price], or the FinePix F660[pl_1409997_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot S120[plb_1602828_price].

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Canon PowerShot N has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The closest focusing distances of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N range from 0.01m to 30m.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot N is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot N.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot N has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 4000 x 2248, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4000 x 2664, 2816 x 1880, 1600 x 1064, 640 x 424, 2816 x 2112, 1600 x 1200, 2992 x 2992, 2112 x 2112 and 1200 x 1200 and 480 x 480. Across all cameras of this type and age the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The PowerShot N has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Canon digital camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this Canon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PowerShot N has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot N.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot N is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot N.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot N has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats EXIF are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

At 461,000 pixels, the PowerShot N has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot N. The lowest display resolution of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot N is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N is 0.0005s, the longest is 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s. The PowerShot N has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (15 seconds) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot N is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Canon camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Servo Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The PowerShot N has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports One Camera File System

The PowerShot N has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot N.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

The flash sync-speeds of cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot N range from 0.0005s to 10s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.72s. With a flash sync-speed of only 0.0005 seconds, the Canon PowerShot N has a fairly short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The average minimum ISO speed of cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot N is 99. At only 80, the PowerShot N has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N.

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Narrow

When compared to other cameras of this type and age that we have assessed, the Canon PowerShot N's width of only 78.6 millimeters is one of the narrowest. Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot N the widths range from 16mm to 470mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot N was not cheap. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine three years ago “It's just too expensive”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot N does not support video recording, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot N which support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price]; or the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], or the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot N is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price], or the Nikon Coolpix L820[plb_2153075_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot N does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot N also do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] or the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] are also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot N is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The PowerShot N has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Forced on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The PowerShot N has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of cameras of this age and spec is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 16MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.8 megapixels, the PowerShot N has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The PowerShot N has a greater number of camera playback modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot N. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot N range from 0.0005s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6s. At 10 seconds, the Canon PowerShot N has a fairly long flash recharging time compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot N.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot N

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Canon released the PowerShot N.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot N has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If this Canon camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (20x and higher rated), or the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (40x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the PowerShot N has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price] (10x), the DSC-QX10[pl_2136113_price] (10x), or the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (10x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot N has a relatively typical weight (174 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot N.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.8 inches, the PowerShot N has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If you want a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot S120[plb_1602828_price] (3"), or the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot N has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix F660[plb_1409997_price], and the Canon PowerShot S120[plb_1602828_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot N has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot N.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L820[plb_2153075_price] (16MP), or the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] (16.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

2 Awards

parentesis.com Editor's Choice dgl.ru Recommended

Expert Reviews

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27 December 2013

"I've got another confession to make..." sang an impassioned Dave Grohl on the Foo Fighter's 'Best of You' - as do we dear reader. When we first clapped eyes on Canon's PowerShot N it divided... Read more…

25 November 2013

Priced at SGD$399 for a Made In Japan camera is pretty reasonable, but I am not convinced about the selling points of this camera which is the Wi-Fi capability, Creative Shot mode and the flip...

Quality: about average.Why you'd buy it: glam cam!Why you wouldn't: fiddly for experienced photographers.The N is available in white or black.I found some aspects of the N quite irritating: for...

21 September 2013

Before Japan cornered the market in cute, it was the world leader in unusual, interesting gadgetry. In the 1980s, you could find amazing, novel devices that couldn't be obtained in the west. Some... Read more…

30 July 2013

The will fit in your pocket ? just about any pocket, in fact. But so will an . So why would you capture your next Facebook posting with the PowerShot N instead? That?s the US$300 question. And... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 February 2015 by Bzdude

Bought this about 6 months ago as a camera that can fit in a pocket that can communicate with my phone easily with a zoom lens. Once you get past how the camera operates (Takes a few pics ) you... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 8231b0020, meta 8230b014, meta 8231b020, canon 8230b001, canon 8231b020, canon 8231b001, canon 8230b014
Barcodes 00013803216066, 00013803216073, 00021112687699, 00138032160666, 00138032160734, 00714574598390, 00918555742255, 04960999976358, 08714574598352, 08714574598390, 08714574598420

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