LAS VEGAS u2013 Canon has used CES to unwrap the PowerShot N100 which features a front and rear-facing camera.

In a statement the firm said: ‘The PowerShot N100 records your expression

as you shoot, either as a movie or still image, and combines it with the scene

you’ve captured – ideal for when

your reaction is just as important as the moment itself, such as watching a

child’s first steps.’

The 12.1MP PowerShot N100 uses a 1.7-type imaging sensor and features a 5x, 24mm, wideangle zoom.

However, the camera will not go on sale until May, when it is expected to

cost £349.

Full press release, as supplied by Canon UK:

Capture both sides of your story with the Canon PowerShot N100

 

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 6 January 2014 – Canon today unveils the PowerShot N100 – a brand new concept

camera, packed full of innovative new technologies to effortlessly turn your

images and movies into stories that you’ll never forget. The PowerShot

N100 is Canon’s first compact camera to feature both front and rear facing cameras,

allowing you to simultaneously capture your expression behind the camera as you

press the shutter, helping you tell both sides of your story. The camera also

features optical technologies similar to those found in the renowned PowerShot

S Series, which produces exceptional quality images.

Dual capture

Unlocking the

ability to capture action in front and behind the camera, the PowerShot N100’s

new Dual Capture functionality ensures every emotion is encapsulated in a

single image or movie, thanks to the rear-facing Story Camera. The PowerShot

N100 records your expression as you shoot, either as a movie or still image,

and combines it with the scene you’ve captured – ideal for when your reaction

is just as important as the moment itself, such as watching a child’s first

steps.

Stills are

guaranteed to look impressive with Canon’s Smart Auto technology – it

automatically determines the best settings to capture the perfect shot from 58

different scenes – from sunsets to smiling babies. You’ll never miss a moment

either, thanks to the inclusion of Canon’s Hybrid Auto feature, which captures

four seconds of movie footage before you press the shutter to take a still

image. The PowerShot N100 also intelligently combines Hybrid Auto and the Dual

Capture functionality to automatically record your expressions behind the

camera two seconds before and after image capture. At the end of the day, the

clips are merged into one 720p resolution movie to tell the behind-the-scenes

story of your shooting experience.

The new Story

Highlights mode is the perfect tool to help you easily tell your story, without

the need for any editing. The mode automatically edits all of your special

stories into one memorable video album for you to review and share. Using a

unique algorithm and the powerful DIGIC 6 processor, the camera intelligently

analyses pictures to produce a highlights video album by theme, date, or even

by faces that have been registered in the camera. Select, organise and relive

your cherished memories on demand by using the dedicated Favourite Button to

instantly tag videos and images to feature in your highlights album.

Stories to be shared

Sharing stories

from your day is easier than ever before, with the PowerShot N100’s Wi-Fi

functionality allowing you to wirelessly upload your stories directly to social

networks1. Connecting to smartphones is easy – the

customisable Mobile Device Connect Button with NFC support allows you to

connect and start sharing, via Canon’s CameraWindow app, in quick and simple

steps. The Mobile Device Connect Button also allows easy backup to online cloud

storage sites such as Google DriveTM, or FlickrTM, via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Using

the CameraWindow app, you can even remotely control the PowerShot N100 directly

from your smartphone’s screen. Easily control the camera’s most common

features, such as zoom, flash, shutter and even self-timer, all from your phone

– perfect for when you want to be a part of group shots, or you need to be

discreet whilst capturing wildlife.

 

Stunning image quality your stories deserve 

Your stories can

be enjoyed for a lifetime, thanks to Canon’s first-class image technologies.

Capturing natural looking images in low light is easy with Canon’s HS System,

an advanced combination of powerful DIGIC 6 processing and a 12.1 Megapixel

1/1.7-type high-sensitivity CMOS sensor. The PowerShot N100’s lens provides the

flexibility to capture sweeping landscapes using the 24mm ultra-wide-angle, and

get closer to distant subjects with the 5x optical zoom. The rear-facing Story

Camera features a wide 25mm lens that works simultaneously with the

front-facing camera, and is wide-enough to capture a couple behind the camera.

Canon’s industry leading Optical Image Stabilizer and Intelligent IS technology

also ensure that images are sharp and clear, and even images or movies shot on

the go are clear thanks to the enhanced Dynamic IS mode.

Creativity at your fingertips

Expressing your

creativity is simple with the PowerShot N100’s range of automatic shooting

modes designed to enhance images. For moments where the foreground of your shot

is important, a beautiful shallow depth of field effect can be created with the

Background Defocus mode, which automatically blurs the background, recreating

the effect of images similar to those captured using a SLR camera. You can also

add a creative twist to images with Creative Shot, a unique shooting mode that

allows you to capture six different versions of a single image. There are 46

different creative effects, grouped into four categories – Monochrome, Retro,

Special and Natural – for you to pre-select from before you start shooting. All

settings can be accessed and adjusted via the 7.5 cm (3.0”) tilt-up

touchscreen, allowing you to shoot from a variety of unique and different

angles.

PowerShot N100 Key Features:



  • Dual Capture with

    rear-facing Story Camera


  • HS System for superior

    lowlight results


  • Ultra wide, bright 5x

    zoom lens with Intelligent IS


  • Effortlessly create

    albums with Story Highlights


  • Wi-Fi with NFC


  • Large tilt-up touchscreen


  • Hybrid Auto with Dual

    Capture
  • Creative modes

 

Pricing and availability

The new PowerShot

N100 will be available from May 2014 with an SRP of £349/€419.

 

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[1] Sharing to social

networks requires a CANON iMAGE GATEWAY account and home Wi-Fi network, or

requires access to a smartphone or tablet with mobile data connectivity