Canon's Powershot N100 is literally two cameras in one, with cameras mounted on both the front and rear of its compact body
Canon has announced the PowerShot N100, a compact that comes with an additional rear-facing camera that captures an image of video of the photographer at the moment the shutter is pressed.
Various modes on the N100 allow users to combine both the main shot and the rear shot to create ‘visual stories’, with Story Capture mode embedding an image of the photographer onto the main image being taken.
Other modes include Story Highlights, which uses a reel of images and video to create a customised movie, similar to Nikon’s Motion Snapshot and Movie Creator modes on the 1 series. Creative Shot mode analyses scenes and automatically applies the N100’s selection of artistic filters, which includes new HDR effects.
As far as hardware goes, the N100 offers 24mm wide-angle f/1.8 lens with a 5x optical zoom, a 12.1MP CMOS sensor, and Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor. The N100 also boasts a 3.0inch touch screen LCD capable of tilting up to 90 degrees, and it is capable of recording video in 1080/60p.
Canon says the N100 has enhanced Wi-fi capabilities, and it is the first Canon camera to offer Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity. The Mobile Device Connect button allows it to be connected to a mobile, tablet or computer.
Availble in white or black, the Canon Powershot N100 is expected in May of this year. Its US retail price is listed as $349.99.