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Canon PowerShot N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 reviews of Canon PowerShot N. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and performance. The design and size are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the storage and shutter. There are some critical reviews about the flash and battery.

usability, size, design, performance, portability

battery, flash

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon PowerShot N from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the image quality and usability are generally positive. The portability and zoom are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the size.

durability, zoom, portability, usability, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 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 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance and design. The portability and size also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the battery. Views about the low light performance and flash are different.

usability, size, portability, design, performance

battery

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

Canon PowerShot N Review

 

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

With smartphones taking over on the low-end point-and-shoot segment, we have always said that camera makers need to come up with something attractive or exit the business. The PowerShot N is a good attempt toward the right road, but in the wrong...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

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.

If you aren't near Wi-Fi but would still like to get a photo online, you can transfer photos directly to your iOS or Android device. Just download the free Canon Camera Window app from the iTunes store or Google Play store. The camera can set up a peer...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon's PowerShot N is a pocket-size smartphone companion

 

Here's a pocket camera that doesn't necessarily beat smartphones, but joins them.

The ; 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 innovative...

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.

May, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot N ( White)

 

Basically, Canon took one of its PowerShot Elph cameras and lopped off the sides, leaving nothing but a lens and screen. In the 1.2-inch body between the 8x f3.0-5.9 28-224mm lens and 2.8-inch tilting touch screen are a 12-megapixel...

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.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot N digital camera awarded

 

Canon camera awarded by Industrial Designers Society : Canon announced the company's PowerShot N digital camera (released in April 2013) has been recognized with the Bronze International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the Entertainment category by...

The awards program recognizes the best product designs from a wide range of areas, including industrial products, consumer electronics and household goods, along with vehicles, sports items and furnishings. In addition to the IDEA bronze award, the...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon Powershot N Review

 

The PowerShot N camera is Canon's answer to the growing threat of smartphones. With an innovative square design, tilting touch screen and zoom and shoot operation lens rings, the Canon PowerShot N is quite unlike any other compact camera on the market....

The Canon PowerShot N is a brave attempt to try and stem the tide of the all-conquering smartphone, but ultimately it doesn't deliver on some of the key elements that smartphone users expect, namely easy connectivity and sharing, self-portrait...

May, 2013

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Canon N

 

One look at the unusual, square-shaped Canon PowerShot N -- its front panel dominated by an image-stabilized 8x optical zoom lens -- is enough to tell you it's different from the average camera. Were it not for the strap lugs jutting from either side,...

Nifty, albeit unusual, square-shaped design and solid build, Very compact and pocketable, 12.1-megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor delivers higher resolution images than most smartphone cameras, 8x optical zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent 28-224mm reach,...

Nifty, albeit unusual, square-shaped design and solid build, Very compact and pocketable, 12.1-megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor delivers higher resolution images than most smartphone cameras, 8x optical zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent 28-224mm reach,...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Hafeez Sim (hardwarezone.com)

Canon PowerShot N - A New Direction

 

With smartphones invading the digital compact camera's turf with ever better sensors and software features, it's time for compacts to evolve. Thinking out of the box is Canon's PowerShot N that features a unique design. Did it spawn a new niche segment...

Compact ; Fun to shoot with Creative Shot mode ; Good image quality for its class

Pricey ; Clunky Wi-Fi implementation ; Awkward handling ; Limited shooting modes

With many opting to shoot with their smartphones, it’s inevitable that the merits of purchasing a digital compact are hotly debated - especially those who've invested in premium smartphones. Certainly digital compact cameras are facing a huge challenge...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (digitalcamerareview.com)

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

Jul, 2013

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