Playback, Editing and Print
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The PowerShot N is a tiny, but powerful new
digital camera from Canon. It is just over 3" wide and can easily fit into a
pocket or purse. The camera comes with a couple of extra accessories packed in
the box: a braided leather neck strap and a camera jacket.
LCD Monitor: The PowerShot N has a
2.8" TFT LCD monitor with Capacitive Touch technology. The monitor can tilt up
to 90° for easier framing of low-angle shots. It features 461,000 pixels with approximately 100% picture coverage.
The Night Display feature automatically brightens the LCD monitor to suit the
brightness of the subject, making it easier to frame the subject in dark
Dual Rings: The camera features dual rings around the lens
that control the zoom and shutter functions. The inner ring (nearest the camera
body) rotates to control the zoom action of the lens. The outer ring acts as the
shutter release, and can be operated with your finger from above or below.
Image Sensor/Processor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor
with 12.8-million total pixels, and 12.1-million effective pixels. The
uses the latest generation DIGIC 5 processor to give you faster processing speed
and higher ISO sensitivity.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The PowerShot N comes with built-in Wi-Fi
technology, allowing you to share what you've recorded with friends, family, and
the whole world. The camera can wirelessly connect to and send images to the
- Smartphone: The camera can connect directly to both iOS
(version 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, or later) and Android devices (version 2.3, 4.0, 4.1
or later) via the free Canon CameraWindow app.
- Web Services: You can post your images to your favorite
social networking sites throught the Canon Image Gateway, or save them to
the online photo album.
- Another Camera: Share your photos with other Wi-Fi
equipped PowerShot cameras.
- Computer: Transfer images and video directly to your
computer to update friends and family while you're traveling or away from
- Printer: You can send images to a PictBridge-compatible
printer (supporting DPS over IP) to print them.
Face Detection Technology: The camera's Face Detection
Technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you're ready to
shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash, and white
balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and
backgrounds are properly exposed. The Face ID feature lets you register a
person's face, along with their name and birthday, and the camera will optimize
the settings for them when shooting. You can also use Face ID to locate photos
containing the person's image. Up to 12 people can be registered with Face ID.
Optics: The PowerShot N has an 8x optical
zoom lens with a 5-40mm focal length (35mm equivalent is 28-224mm). It has a
maximum aperture of f/3.0 (W) - f/5.9 (T).
Zoom: In addition to the 8x optical zoom, the camera
features a 4x digital zoom. When used in combination, the total zoom is
approximately 32x. The focal length when using the optical zoom and digital zoom
together is approximately 28-896mm.
The camera records still images or movies with monaural audio on microSD Memory
Cards (2GB or less), microSDHC Memory Cards (4GB to 32GB), and microSDXC Memory Cards (32GB
and higher). The camera does not have internal memory, nor does it include a
memory card, so you will be required to obtain one before recording.
Still Image Resolution/Aspect Ratio:
The PowerShot N can record still images in JPEG format in 4 sizes and 4 aspect
|Image Size ||Aspect Ratio |
|16:9 ||3:2 ||4:3 ||1:1 |
|Large ||4000 x 2248 ||4000 x 2664 ||4000 x 3000 ||2992 x 2992 |
|Medium 1 ||2816 x 1584 ||2816 x 1880 ||2816 x 2112 ||2112 x 2112 |
|Medium 2 ||1920 x 1080 ||1600 x 1064 ||1600 x 1200 ||1200 x 1200 |
|Small ||640 x 360 ||640 x 424 ||640 x 480 ||480 x 480 |
Movies: Movies can be recorded in MOV format (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio data:
Linear PCM 2 channel monaural) in High Definition at 1920 x 1080 (24 fps) and 1280 x 720 (30 fps). You can also shoot in Standard Definition at 640 x 480 pixels
(30 fps). Recording will automatically stop when either
the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches approximately 10
minutes (HD) or 1 hour (SD). SD Speed Class 6 or higher memory cards are
recommended for shooting movies.
Mode: You can use the continuous shooting mode to shoot successive
frames while the shutter ring is fully pressed. You can shoot continuously at
approximately 2.3 images per second.
Shooting Range: The camera has a shooting range of 0.4"
(1cm) to infinity at maximum wide angle and 3.3' (1m) to infinity at maximum
Shooting Modes: You can switch between the following
shooting modes: Auto, Hybrid Auto, P (Program), Creative Shot, Fisheye Effect,
Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, and Super Slow
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
Light Metering: used for standard
conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and
light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and
Averaging: averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more
weight on the subject at the center
- Spot: meters the area within the spot AE point at the
center of the LCD monitor or viewfinder
If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may
need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You
can set the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.
White Balance: You
can choose from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy,
Tungsten, Fluorescent, and Fluorescent H.
Flash Modes: The PowerShot N has a built-in
flash with a range of 1.6' to 3.0' at maximum Wide Angle.
You can select Auto (flash fires in low light), On (flash always fires), Slow
Synchro, or Off
(flash doesn't fire). In the menu, you can apply Red-Eye Correction to the images that have been taken.
ISO Speed: The ISO speed can be set
Automatically (ISO Auto), or manually to ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200,
and 6400. Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images but there's a
greater chance of subject or image blurring in certain shooting conditions.
Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing blurred
images. The images, however, will appear more coarse.
Self-Timer: The PowerShot N utilizes a 10-second and 2-second
self-timer to allow the photographer to be included in the shot, or to avoid
camera shake when using a tripod.
Editing and Print Functions
Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can automatically
be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. Each image is displayed
for about three seconds.
You can quickly find an image by displaying multiple images in an index
on the LCD screen. Using a pinching motion on the capacitive touchscreen
monitor, you can pinch outward to view more thumbnails (4 to 100). To reduce the
number of thumbnail images, an inward pinching motion is used. You can also use
the zoom ring to increase or decrease the number of images displayed.
Magnifying Images: Using the zoom ring or an outward
pinching motion, you can magnify a
photo from up to 10x. Once zoomed in, you can use a dragging motion with your
finger to move around
the displayed area. You can also double-tap the screen to increase the
magnification by approximately 3x. Another double-tap returns the display to the
the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible
printer of any brand. You can also connect the camera directly to certain Canon
SELPHY compact photo printers and PIXMA inkjet photo printers. In this way, you can make prints directly
from the camera without having to connect to a computer.
Power Requirements: The PowerShot N is powered by
the supplied NB-9L Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack (3.5V, 870mAh, 3.1Wh).
A fully charged battery pack can provide power for up to approximately 200 shots
(280 in Eco mode),
35 minutes of movie shooting time,
or 4 hours of playback time. The NB-9L is charged in the camera in approximately
using the supplied CA-DC30 Compact Power Adapter and the supplied USB cable.
Optional AC Adapter Kit: You can power the camera using
household AC power by plugging in the optional ACK-DC70 AC adapter Kit. This is
helpful when the camera is connected to a printer or computer.
Note: The adapter cannot be used to charge the camera
Power Saving Functions: The camera is equipped with the
following power saving functions:
- Eco Mode During Shooting: The screen will darken when
the camera is not used for approximately 2 seconds, and will turn off
approximately 10 seconds later. After three minutes of inactivity, the
camera will turn itself off.
- Auto Power Down: In shooting mode, the screen is
automatically deactivated after about one minute of inactivity. In about two
more minutes, the lens is retracted and the camera turns itself off. In the
playback mode, the camera powers down after approximately 5 minutes of
Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during
a Slide-Show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
and Outputs Notes
A/V Out / Digital Terminal: The camera has a
Mini-B Version 2.0 USB terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a
compatible computer or compatible Canon printer via the supplied optional IFC-400PCU
interface cable. This USB 2.0 Hi-Speed-compatible terminal allows you to rapidly
download images to your computer or printer.
Included Software: The PowerShot
N comes with the Digital Camera Solution Disk (Ver.138.0) in the box. The disk
includes the following software:
- ImageBrowser EX 1.1: manage images transferred to a
computer (view, edit, and print)
- CameraWindow DC 8.10: transfer images to and from camera, organize
images on the camera, and upload movies on the camera to web services
- PhotoStitch 3.1/3.2
- User Guides: Camera User Guide, Software Guide
Compatible Operating Systems: The software is compatible
with the following operating systems:
- Windows 8
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows XP (SP3)
- Mac OS X (v10.6, v10.7, v10.8)