Canon crowd-funds the Powershot Zoom telescope camera

Date:16 September 2020 Author: Kyro Mitchell

Canon has been targeting the ‘point-and-shoot’ digital camera market for quite some time, and now it has moved one step closer to achieving that goal with its latest digital camera, the PowerShot ZOOM. The Powershot ZOOM is a monocular-style camera that features a telephoto lens, allowing you to take high-quality images and video from a far distance.

The Powershot ZOOM has been designed as the perfect alternative for when your smartphone just can’t do the job, like zooming in to see your child scoring a goal from across the field.

The Powershot ZOOM features a compact design that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, and weighing in at just 145 grams mean you could comfortably use it for hours on end. It features a 12.1 MP CMOS sensor that works with the DIGIC 8 processor, allowing the user to record videos in full HD. However, the selling point of the Powershot ZOOM has to be the telephoto lens, which allows for optical zoom from 100 mm to 400 mm, along with an extended 800 mm digital zoom option.

In terms of how exactly you would view your images or videos, Canon have created a dedicated application that allows the Powershot ZOOM to connect to your phone in real time.

The Canon Powershot ZOOM was initially announced in to 2019, but it was officially launched last week in Japanese crowdfunding website, where it managed to reach its goal in less than 24 hours.

Image credit: Makuake/Canon

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