Canon has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the PowerShot Zoom handheld point-and-shoot camera.
The camera is shaped like a small monocular that can be easily operated with your thumb. Its dimensions are 33x50x103 mm. Inside is a 12, 1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a combination of Digic 8 image processors for continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second. However, its low light sensitivity - ISO100-3200 - makes it not particularly effective at night.
The body has a zoom lens that can be switched between 100 and 400 mm focal lengths, which is equivalent to a 35 mm matrix and allows you to shoot 1080p video at up to 30 frames per second.
PowerShot Zoom is equipped with a microSD card slot. Photos and videos can also be sent to a smartphone via Bluetooth 4.2. For internet connection, the camera is equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11n technology and a USB-C port for data transfer and charging.
The developers hope that PowerShot Zoom will be in demand among nature and sports enthusiasts. In the course of crowdfunding, they have already managed to raise more than $ 280, 000, which exceeded their original plans. In Japan, anyone who pays around $ 300 can own a PowerShot Zoom. No sales start date outside of Japan is available yet.