Canon PowerShot ZOOM: More Reach Than a Smartphone, More Compact Than a Pair of Binoculars

Should we call it a monocular? Should we call it a camera? I’m not sure, but I know that it’s an interesting concept as a birdwatcher. The PowerShot ZOOM is an imaginative product that couples telescopic viewing with digital imaging.

The electronic monocular features 100mm and 400mm optical focal lengths, plus the ability to use an 800mm digital focal length (in 35mm equivalent terms). The PowerShot ZOOM cycles through each focal length by the press of a single button. The lens has optical stabilization and the aperture range is f/5.6-6.3.

On the camera side of things, it features a 12-megapixel 1/3-inch CMOS sensor with ISO capabilities of 100 to 3,200. It can shoot JPEGs up to 10 frames per second, and the camera even has autofocus with face tracking. Video recording is also…


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