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If you are a mobile photographers or professional photo-takers, preferring full-frame mirrorless cameras, everyone nowadays strives for compactness and portability. Keeping this in mind, Canon has finally launched its PowerShot Zoom camera.
Canon PowerShot Zoom may be a pocket-sized telescope camera that reminds of a monocular. While this seems like an ingenious invention, Canon showcased this idea camera almost a year ago as noted by CanonRumors.
As seen within the official images of the camera, the physical interface looks simple. The camera features a Zoom, Power, and Menu button near the front alongside a 100-400mm F5.6-6.3 camera lens. At the rear, users get a photograph and a Video shutter button.
The PowerShot Zoom sports a 12.1-megapixel 1/3-inch CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor. The camera features an ISO scale of 100-3200, 800mm digital zoom, face recognition AF system, optical image stabilization and more. The photos captured using the camera are often reviewed by pairing it to a smartphone through a fanatical app.
For the video recording capabilities, the PowerShot Zoom can capture 1080p HD videos at 24fps. The camera also comes with 10fps continuous shooting speed. The PowerShot Zoom, which weighs around 144 grams, boasts a microSDXC card slot and a USB-C port.
Canon PowerShot Zoom monocular camera has been launched in Japan as of now. Going by CanonRumors' latest report, it suggests that they released the new camera through a crowdfunding campaign on Makuake, which may be a Japanese version of Kickstarter. The campaign sold out and therefore the PowerShot Zoom camera proved to be a hit. Knowing this, it's expected from Canon to announce the camera for the international market.