Zoom PowerShot: a portable telescope camera
Zoom PowerShot: a portable telescope camera

Canon has announced the launch of the PowerShot Zoom, a premium digital endoscope camera designed to fit in the palm of your hand.

The company has been showing it for some time, and has funded the idea largely in Japan in September and now in the US.

PowerShot Zoom is a compact device with an electronic viewfinder and a 12 ”pixel sensor. The size is one-third of an inch, the optical zoom range is 100mm and 400mm, and the digital zoom is up to 800mm.

The lens has a variable aperture of f / 5.6 and f / 6.3, which makes it unsuitable for use in low light, and in general the image quality is not sharp.

PowerShot Zoom uses optical image stabilization to reduce shake when zooming in.

The camera records 1080p video at 24 or 30 frames per second with 100mm zoom and a 400mm optical lens, while the 800mm zoom is digital.

According to Canon, the product is intended for people who enjoy outdoor activities such as bird watching and hiking.

The camera can be a useful accessory for spectators at sporting events (such as the Olympics).

The camera charges via the USB-C port. Canon estimates that you can capture 150 photos or an hour of video on a single charge.

The camera stores photos and videos on the microSD card. In addition to that, you can also transfer images to a smartphone via Bluetooth and wireless networks.

The camera is the company's latest attempt to attract consumers who are switching from traditional cameras to mobile phones.

The PowerShot Zoom will be available next month in the US for $ 299.99.

According to reports, digital camera sales have generally declined since 2010, and fixed lens cameras have collapsed further due to competition from cell phone cameras.

In response, most manufacturers have significantly scaled back their fixed lens camera product lines.

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