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Canon adds three to PowerShot camera range, includes dual-sensor model

updated 06:43 am EST, Tue January 7, 2014

PowerShot N100 captures shot of photographer, subject at same time

Canon has unveiled three new point-and-shoot cameras at CES, with all offered under its PowerShot range. The PowerShot SX600 HS and PowerShot ELPH 340 HS are relatively conventional cameras from the producer with added Wi-Fi and NFC, while the PowerShot N100 has a Dual Capture mode, which can take a secondary photograph from another camera sensor on the back.

Offering a front-facing 12-megapixel CMOS sensor with the DIGIC 6 image processor and a 24mm wide-angle f/1.8 OIS lens with 5x optical zoom. Capable of recording 1080p video with its dedicated movie button, it offers 46 new filters and effects, a Creative Shot mode that automatically renders five different filtered versions of a shot, and Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity with smartphones and tablets for quick sharing of images. Above the hinged rear 3-inch display is the camera's secondary image sensor, incorporating the backwards-facing shot into the final image.

Canon PowerShot N100
Canon PowerShot N100

The ELPH 340 HS houses a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4+ image processing and a 12x optical zoom, and though the SX600 HD has similar basic specifications, the optical zoom extends to 18x, as well as fitting into a more compact body. Both offer the same Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity with smartphones for image sharing and remote control, 1080p video recording including a Hybrid AUTO mode with automatic four-second video capture whenever an image is taken, Creative Shot mode, and 46 image filters.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon plans to ship the N100 in May for $350, the SC600 HS in February for $250, and the ELPH 340 HS in March for $200.

by MacNN Staff



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