Now here’s something you don’t see often. If you think dual camera setup is only limited to smartphones and tablets, well think again because Canon has recently unveiled its new Point-and-Shoot camera called the PowerShot N100 which has a pair of snapper both on its front and rear end.
Right about same time last year, Canon debuted their first version of the miniscule digital camera and was followed by a “Facebook-Ready” version eight months later. And while its successor, the N100, is still relatively smaller than your average Point-And-Shoot camera, it has grown a bit to accommodate the additional buttons and a built-in that we’re missing on the first two models.
The N100 inherits the same 12MP “High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor” of its older sibling but it’s now paired up with a faster DIGIC 6 image processor. Its lens has a shorter reach (24-112mm) compared to the PowerShot N (24-224mm), but is an F-Stop and a half faster (f/1.8 vs f/3) at wide angle.
And now for the intriuiging part. Just above the N100’s flip touchscreen display is a rear-facing camera that takes advantage of Canon’s proprietary shooting modes called “Story Highlights” and “Dual-Capture” mode. This fancy software add-on allows users to simultaneously take a photo of themselves while they’re taking a snap of something/someone else.
Users can then include their Selfie on the picture they took and place it on any of the four corners of the picture they’ve taken with the main camera. Oh and it also works when their recording videos using the N100.
Canon PowerShot N100 specs:
12.1MP CMOS sensor
Sensor size: 1/2.3-inch
DIGIC 6 image Processor
ISO Range: 80 – 6400
Shutter speed range: 30 sec to 1/2000
Optical Zoom: 5x
Focal Length equiv.: 24 – 112mm
Intelligent IS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Aperture Range: f/1.8(W) to f/5.7(T)
Digital Zoom: 4x
Minimum Focus Range: 1cm (Macro)
3-inch tilting touchscreen display
Full HD video recording @60fps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Colors: Black and White
The new Canon PowerShot N100 is expected to hit the shelves by mid-May and it’s going to cost USD350 when it does.