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Canon PowerShot N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and portability. The image quality and design also get good views. Many are critical about the storage and memory. There are some mixed reviews about the value for money and shutter.

screen, design, image quality, portability, usability

lens, flash, battery, memory, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

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Canon PowerShot N Review

 

While it's nice to see Canon take a chance with the PowerShot N's interesting camera design, the manufacturer seems to have missed the mark with this model. With its touch screen LCD, built-in Wi-Fi, and lack of control buttons, it needed a redesigned...

Interesting design gives the N a unique look ; Image quality is better than many point-n-shoots ; Response times are fast versus other beginner-level models ; Touch screen LCD is very responsive ; Can record images by touching the screen ; LCD screen...

Price is too high ; Images aren't sharp enough for creating large prints ; Camera's operational design is awkward ; Zoom ring design just doesn't work well for advancing 8x optical zoom ; Shutter ring is too close to the camera body and too thin to use...

While it's nice to see Canon take a chance with the PowerShot N's interesting camera design, the manufacturer seems to have missed the mark with this model. With its touch screen LCD, built-in Wi-Fi, and lack of control buttons, it needed a redesigned...

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Canon PowerShot N

 

The Canon PowerShot N packs a neat Creative Shot mode, but it doesn't let you select your favorite filters and its design makes it a frustrating camera with which to shoot.

Sharp lens. Excellent high ISO performance. Wi-Fi. Instagram-like image filters. Touch screen display

Difficult to hold and operate. Few physical controls. In-camera charging only. Limited manual filter capability. Weak flash

The Canon PowerShot N ($299.99 direct) is an odd camera. Its square shape is different from traditional point-and-shoots. It packs a unique control scheme that, while different, makes it awkward to hold and difficult to operate, and it can be set to...

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Canon PowerShot N (White)

 

The Canon PowerShot N is a peculiar little camera.

The Canon PowerShot N is a fresh take on a simple point-and-shoot, cramming a lot of camera into the smallest space possible without being completely unusable. It has a handy tilting touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi for on-the-go sharing, and a couple of...

The camera's controls and size might make it difficult to use for some. It doesn't do much beyond automatic snapshots. Battery life is relatively short, and the flash is weak.

If you can get past the supercompact design and reimagined controls, the Canon PowerShot N is a fine point-and-shoot companion for your smartphone.

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Canon PowerShot N Review

 

That's not a camera, that's a toy!” That was the initial reaction we got when we pulled Canon's PowerShot N ($300) from our pocket to show it off. Indeed this small rectangular shooter is a departure in camera design for Canon (at least in recent...

Intriguing concept ; Responsive, fluid touchscreen that tilts ; Compact

Can be awkward to use ; Mediocre Wi-Fi experience ; Needs more youth-oriented features

Canon had a good opportunity to create something fun, but misses the mark by a long shot.

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Canon PowerShot N Review: Creative and Connected

 

Designed for the creative person who likes a bit of adventure in their imagery, the Canon N enters the market as an extremely pocketable point-and-shoot. This tiny camera packs quite a bit into it's seriously small 3.09 x 2.37 x 1.15 inch body--a...

Creative Shot Mode ; Wi-Fi ; Fun

Size ; Battery life

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Canon PowerShot N

 

At this point, Canon will try N-ything.

If there's one topic on which I'm just totally ignorant, it's got to be fashion. Supposedly the PowerShot N is a fashion-forward, chic design intended to turn heads. But if that's why you're interested in buying one, we must warn you that the N was...

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Canon PowerShot N

 

The Canon PowerShot N is definitely one of the most unique cameras released this year at CES 2013. While it offers common features found in modern point and shoot cameras (like a 12.MP sensor and an 8x optical zoom lens with image stabilization), the...

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"Great camara to keep with me at all times"

 

Great easy to handle compact digital camera for my use. I find that I am taking between 59 to 100 pictures a week since receiving it as an early christmas present. As a full time accountant and part time church musician, having something beyond my...

1. long cross body neckstrap

1. worry about bumping lens housing while wearing camera accidentally.

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Amazon review summary for Canon PowerShot N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Canon PowerShot N from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

portability, size, usability, image quality, responsiveness

performance, value for money, memory

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Compact hi-end camera from Canon

 

This time every one looks at lens quality,

Compact Size ; Excellent picture quality ; Latest Processor ; Wi Fi For Easy Transfer

Lens Quality - Average

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon NB-9L

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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