Ratings and Reviews
Creativity with a twist
Offering a unique synthesis of effortless creativity, minimalist ‘Any Way Up’ design and premium image quality the PowerShot N with Wi-Fi lets you shoot, create and share life from every angle.
Originality is effortless with Creative Shot. Simply take a shot and the camera will analyse the scene then automatically generate five creative images plus the original unaltered photo - capturing the same subject in a variety of artistic and surprising ways.
The unique symmetrical, metal-bodied design is strikingly different with an ultra-modern minimalist style - small enough to keep in your pocket and stylish enough to take anywhere.
Use the 8x optical zoom to get closer, or closer still with 16x ZoomPlus, and fit more in the frame with 28mm wide-angle. Intelligent IS automatically combats camera shake for sharp, detailed results every time.
HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or a tripod. Advanced DIGIC 5 processing and a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor give excellent image quality in all situations.
Wi-Fi* lets you connect easily with home wireless networks, compatible printers and PCs, as well as portable devices like smartphones and tablets, for fast, convenient, online image sharing. Use your smartphone’s GPS to keep track of shooting locations then synchronise it with your camera over Wi-Fi to add this information to your images.
The Mobile Device Connect button simplifies the Wi-Fi connection to a smartphone or tablet - ideal for frequent image sharing.
You can use the camera any way up thanks to the dual direction zoom and shoot lens rings incorporating both zoom and shutter controls. A tilt-up 7.1 cm (2.8”) capacitive touch screen allows easy shooting from unusual or difficult angles and simple, intuitive touch operation.
Use the movie button to instantly record superb Full HD (1080p) movies while Intelligent IS keeps footage steady.
Effortlessly shoot great photos or movies with Smart Auto, which selects optimal settings from 58 variables (21 movies). Hybrid Auto lets you take photos with Smart Auto and also captures a 4 second movie clip before each shot – combining them into a fun HD (720p) movie.
Slow down fast-paced action like sports or add a spectacular effect to a waterfall with Super Slow Motion Movie.
|Type||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||5.0 – 40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 224 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 8x |
Digital Approx. 4x¹.
Combined Approx. 32x
|Maximum f/number||f/3.0 – f/5.9|
|Construction||8 elements in 7 groups (1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 single-sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 2.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS|
|AF System/ Points||AiAF (9-point, Face Detection or Touch AF)|
|AF Modes||Continuous, Servo AF/AE(in Auto mode), Touch AF|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Touch AF frame)|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. |
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
|ISO sensitivity*||AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|Speed||1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default) |
1 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H.|
|Monitor||Tilt type 7.1 cm (2.8”) PureColor II G Touch screen LCD (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots. Capacitive type|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.|
|Built-in Flash Range||50 cm – 90 cm (W)|
|Modes||Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, P, Creative Shot, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome|
|Modes in Movie||Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Slow Motion Movie|
|Drive modes||Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 2.3 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)¹|
|Image Size||4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480 |
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
|Movies||(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps |
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
|Movie Length||(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec. ¹ |
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour ²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|PictBridge||Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)|
|GPS||GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during playback|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Playback zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec.|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Computer/Other||Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only) ¹|
|Type||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.8
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X v10.6.8 / v10.7 / v10.8.2 or later
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-9L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx.200 shots ¹ |
Eco Mode: Approx. 280 shots ¹
Approx. 240 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC70|
|Cases / Straps||Quickshot Case DCC-2000|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter kit ACK-DC70, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E (USB), Battery Charger CB-2LBE|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C (5 - 40 °C when using CA-DC30E), 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||78.6 x 60.2 x 29.3 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 195 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.|
|Computer/Other||¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts|
|Battery life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.|
|Movie Length||¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Image Stabilisation||¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.|
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A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.
Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.
Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.
Protect and carry your Canon PowerShot N with a matching soft case and strap.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.