Canon has used the International CES Show in Las Vegas to release details of its new PowerShot N ‘connected’ digicam plus two new LEGRIA camcorders.


 The new Canon PowerShot N. (Source: Canon.)

Unveiled at International CES Show   in Las Vegas, the PowerShot N is designed for snapshooters and supports instant sharing on social networks through integrated Wi-Fi and one-touch connectivity to smart-phones and tablets. It features a new Creative Shot mode, in which the camera analyses the scene and determines how it could be enhanced and presented. Multiple variables including composition, exposure, point of focus, white balance, gradation and contrast are considered before five alternative versions of the original shot are automatically generated. These can then be shared at the touch of a button. Users can also apply filter effects like Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome. Full HD video (1080p) can be recorded with Stereo sound.

The PowerShot N has a high-sensitivity 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and an advanced DIGIC 5 image processor and supports sensitivities up to ISO 6400. Available in white or black, the square, metal body is dominated by a 28mm, 8x optical zoom lens. The advanced capacitive 7.1 cm (2.8″) touch screen allows users to control essential functions, such as focus or the shutter, with a simple touch, and review their images with familiar, intuitive gestures.

Measuring just 78.6 x 60.2 x 29.3 mm when the screen and lens are closed, the PowerShot N’s extremely compact dimensions allow it to be slipped into any pocket. The PowerShot N is expected to be available in the Australian market from May in selected retailers with pricing set at dealer discretion.


 The new Canon LEGRIA HF R406. (Source: Canon.)

The new LEGRIA HF R406 is the first Canon camcorder to feature Canon’s DiG!C DV4 imaging processor. Designed for families, it supports recordings in the popular AVCHD and MP4 movie formats and includes optical image stabilisation (IS) and Intelligent (digital) IS plus a number of new shooting modes. Recordings are captured with the capable HD Camera System, comprising a 3.2MP Full HD CMOS sensor and Canon’s new DIGIC DV4 imaging processor, and a high-quality Canon HD video lens ““ with 32x optical zoom and support for a 53x advanced zoom ““ ensures videos are sharp in detail and rich in tonal range. Canon’s Audio Scene Select technology features five different modes with sound settings optimised for the scene being shot, including Noise Reduction, Music and Speech. A new Baby Mode is perfect for parents.


 The LEGRIA HF G25. (Source: Canon.)

The LEGRIA HF G25 builds on the performance offered by its predecessor, the highly-popular LEGRIA HF G10 and features a precision Canon-engineered wide-angle lens, extensive manual controls and excellent audio performance in a compact, user-friendly body. The camera’s optical 30.4mm Wide-Angle HD video lens has a maximum aperture of f/1.8 and the sensor delivers outstanding low-light performance and wide dynamic range. Canon’s acclaimed Optical Image Stabiliser (IS) technology, counteracts camera shake throughout the 10x optical zoom range. By automatically selecting one of four different modes, including the Dynamic and Powered modes, Intelligent IS keeps movies stable when users are walking, experimenting with macro, or zooming into far off action.

Eight pre-loaded Cinema-Look Filters help users to add drama, convey feeling or create a stylised effect in-camera. A Story Creator is included, guiding users in planning, capturing and sharing compelling stories with video, without any external post-production required. In addition to the internal mic, compatibility with the WM-V1 wireless microphone provides additional flexibility. In-camcorder down-conversion is supported, preparing the movies for upload to online video sharing sites, either via a PC with Canon’s Easy Web Upload software or direct from the camera using supported Eye-Fi wireless cards.

Details of the new products will be posted on the Canon website (