Canon has just announced the Powershot N, a camera firmly aimed at the social media market. Made to be tethered with your smartphone or tablet, the built in WiFi allows you to connect quickly and easily with its Mobile Device Connect Button. You can then directly upload your pictures to social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook or Instagram.
Control is via a 7.1 cm (2.8″) tilt-enabled touch screen, which allows you a whole new perspective in your shooting angle (I love the fully articulated LCD viewer on my Panasonic G2 exactly for this reason) . The unit is 12.1 MP and includes an 8X optical zoom and supports a maximum ISO of 6400 for low light conditions. Take a shot in Creative Mode, and you’ll get the shot you composed plus five automatically generated alternatives with different crops and processing effects. The camera’s only 3.1″ X 2.4″ X 1.2″ (78.6 X 60.2 X 29.3 mm) when closed, so it’s easy to slip into your pocket. It’s also capable of taking full HD (1080p) video.
Pricing and availability is yet to be announced.