FB fans, this camera's for you
FACEBOOK fans now have a camera that they can call their own.
To address the popular trend of instantly sharing photos and videos with family and friends, Canon has announced a new version of its PowerShot N digital camera - the PowerShot N Facebook-ready digital camera.
A Canon Direct exclusive, the PowerShot N Facebook-ready digital camera features a convenient Facebook Connect Button that supports instant sharing of crisp, clear images and videos to users' Facebook accounts.
The Creative Shot mode automatically creates a series of five artistic photos, along with the original, for an array of options that is ready to impress.
With the convenient Facebook Connect Button and Wi-Fi technology, the camera connects directly to users' Facebook accounts, so they can upload, comment and share their most creative, detailed images while on the go, said Canon in a press release.
The camera features a 2.8-inch capacitive, tilt-touch panel LCD, allowing users to capture creative images at unique angles.
With a shutter and zoom ring, both located around the lens, images can be snapped easily from the top or bottom of the ring, so the perfect shot is always within reach. The PowerShot N Facebook-ready digital camera offers an 8x optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle lens, packaged with a 12.1MP High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Digic 5 Image Processor.
Users can also record high-quality 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button.
The camera's Face ID system allows the camera to automatically recognise and focus on familiar faces.
In addition, Canon's Intelligent IS System allows the camera to automatically select the optimal image-stabilisation settings according to the shooting conditions, taking the guesswork out of identifying the ideal setting for each unique shot.
After an initial one-time set-up, pressing the Facebook Connect Button links the camera to the users' Facebook account for quick and easy sharing.
Users can also control the destination of their Facebook uploads by choosing to share content with everyone, or to select Facebook groups.
The PowerShot N Facebook- ready digital camera features a touch shutter, enabling users to start tracking a subject simply by pressing the intuitive touch-panel LCD, and then capture the image by lifting their finger off the screen.
For added flexibility, the image on the screen rotates with the camera - so people can capture even the most unusual shot.
The camera will be available in white from next month on the Canon Direct online store for US$299.99 (S$384).