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.

 

– ENDS –

[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