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Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera'

By dpreview staff on Jan 6, 2014 at 14:49 GMT
Canon PowerShot N100
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Canon has announced the PowerShot N100, which it's branding as a 'Story Camera'. The main feature that gives the camera this moniker is its rear-facing 25mm equiv. camera, which can take a photo or video of the photographer at the moment the shutter release is pressed (this works for stills and video, as well). The image from the rear-camera then put into one of the corners of the actual image/video that was taken. The N100's 'Story Highlights' feature can put together a video montage of recent events.

Photo quality should be a big step up from the PowerShot N that preceded the N100, with an F1.8-5.7, 24-120mm equiv. lens and 12.1-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch sensor that's similar to the sensor in the PowerShot S120. Other features include a 3-inch LCD that tilts upward by 90 degrees, 1080/60p video recording, and Wi-Fi with NFC (with easy connections to social network sites). The N100 also uses Canon's DIGIC 6 processor.

The N100 will be available in mid-May for $349.99 in the US. Color options include white and black.

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Press Release:

CANON ANNOUNCES THE POWERSHOT N100 TO PROVIDE PHOTO ENTHUSIASTS WITH UNIQUE STORYTELLING CAPABILITIES

The PowerShot N100 Features an Innovative and New Dual Capture Mode and Story Highlights Mode

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 6, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of a new concept camera to its PowerShot lineup: the PowerShot N100 digital camera.  Featuring a new body style and unique, new creative options, the PowerShot N100 camera helps users create and tell their visual stories by allowing the photographer to become part of the image being captured. With the innovative and new Dual Capture mode, users can simultaneously capture special moments using the Main Camera, while the Story Camera, a rear facing sub-camera, will embed a picture of them onto the main image.

To help people create unique images that tell a story, the PowerShot N100 camera offers the new Story Highlights mode. Story Highlights mode intuitively creates a highlight reel of images and video* to create a customized movie that tells a story as seen through the photographer’s eyes – all done within the camera. No longer will a photographer need to use additional software to assemble this footage.

“Canon is continually working to discover new ways for end-users to combine high-image quality and creativity in a technologically advanced compact camera,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new PowerShot N100 is a unique digital camera designed to not only create high-quality images and video, but also capture the feelings of the photographer at the moment they take a picture.”

Become Part of the Story

Remembering a child’s first birthday and the parents’ excitement during that memorable moment can now be captured with the innovative Dual Capture mode featured in the PowerShot N100 digital camera. Easy to access and use, Dual Capture mode creates a picture-in-picture effect by simultaneously capturing the subject in the framed shot while the Story Camera, a rear-facing sub-camera, takes an image or video of the photographer as they take the picture. The PowerShot N100 camera then combines both shots into one distinctive photo or video combination. The images captured using the Story Camera can be placed in four different locations on the main image and in three different sizes at the photographer’s discretion.

Capture Your Story

To help create even more share-worthy memories, the PowerShot N100 digital camera features an artistic mode to help users creatively capture images and movies. Story Highlights mode works within the camera to create a highlight reel of selected images or movie digest clips creating a unique imaging experience. The images can be selected automatically based on events, the date they were taken, by people utilizing Face ID, or the selection can be customized based on photos hand-picked by the user. As a result, the moments that are most precious to the user are intuitively combined, allowing for complete highlights of the images taken from a friend’s wedding day or a child’s first ride on a new bicycle.  The final created movie will last approximately two minutes from the automatically selected pictures and videos, or if the files were selected by the photographer, it will last a maximum of five minutes.

Share Your Story

With enhanced Wi-Fi® capabilities, the creative images taken with the PowerShot N100 camera can be shared with friends and family even while on-the-go. Using the Mobile Device Connect Button, users can connect to a compatible smartphone, a compatible tablet or a computer.  Connection to the computer is easily done using Canon’s Image Sync1 through the cloud. For the first time in Canon’s line up, the PowerShot N100 camera has the convenient connectivity of Near Field Communication (NFCTM) offered on AndroidTM devices. After an initial one-time set up, with NFC, users simply press the Mobile Device Connect Button and tap their NFC enabled Android2 device to the PowerShot N100 camera which automatically launches the Canon Camera Window App3 so users can share images from the camera to the phone with ease.

Enhance Your Images

The Creative Shot mode on the PowerShot N100 camera includes four new filter categories to bring an enhanced artistic touch to photos.  The filter categories are: Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural.  In Creative Shot mode, users compose their image and let the PowerShot N100 camera analyze the photo to apply one of a series of artistic elements of varying composition, lighting and color. After an image is captured, Creative Shot mode will automatically render five different variations of the shot to deliver unique, new perspectives while still retaining the original image. There are also 46 new filter types, including HDR effects, to help artistic expression reach new creative levels.

In addition to the creative imaging functions, the PowerShot N100 camera offers a 5x optical zoom, a 24mm Wide-Angle f/1.8 lens, a 12.1-Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor to help provide stunning image quality.  Users also have the ability to quickly access and then record high-quality 1080p Full HD video with the dedicated movie button.  To make choosing the ideal setting for each shot convenient, the camera’s Intelligent IS System allows the PowerShot N100 camera to automatically select the optimal image stabilization settings according to the shooting conditions, so shooting in dimly lit or bright situations can be easy and accurate.

The PowerShot N100’s new body design gives the camera a portable shape. The three-inch capacitive touch, tilt LCD panel allows users to capture images at unique angles, up to 90 degrees.

Pricing and Availability

The PowerShot N100 digital camera is expected to be available in May 2014 in white or black for an estimated retail price of $349.99.

Canon Powershot N100 specifications

Price
MSRP$349.99
Body type
Body typeCompact
Body materialComposite
Sensor
Max resolution4000 x 3000
Other resolutions4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels12 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors13 megapixels
Sensor size1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 6
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 80 - 6400
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
JPEG quality levelsSuperfine, Fine
Image parameters
  • Sharpness, saturation, contrast, red, green, blue, skin tone
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–120 mm
Optical zoom5×
Maximum apertureF1.8 - F5.7
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Single
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3
Screen dots922,000
Touch screenYes (Capacitive type)
Screen typeTFT PureColor II G Touch screen LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed15 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Dual Capture, Hybrid Auto, SCN
Scene modes
  • Auto, Hybrid Auto, P, Dual Capture, Creative Shot1, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Handheld Night Scene, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, iFrame Movie
Built-in flashYes
Flash range7.00 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Continuous with AF
  • Self-Timer
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1280 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
FormatH.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11 b/g/n with NFC
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NB-12L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)330
Weight (inc. batteries)289 g (0.64 lb / 10.19 oz)
Dimensions105 x 68 x 36 mm (4.13 x 2.68 x 1.42)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPSOptional
GPS notesvia smartphone
1
I own it
9
I want it
4
I had it
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Comments

Total comments: 163
Francis Carver
By Francis Carver (3 months ago)

What has happened to Canon, good people? They USED TO make some decent cameras back in the day, I seem to recall....

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Dan Nolan
By Dan Nolan (3 months ago)

want it in 8x like N....

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rpm40
By rpm40 (3 months ago)

Everyone get over yourselves and stop gear snobbing. I'm going to say it- for some people, it's an interesting alternative to the S120.

Pros:
- Flip out screen
- better battery life
- MUCH cheaper msrp
- rear facing camera (if it's not your cup of tea, don't use it)

Cons:
- no control ring or mode dial
- no raw (CHDK anyone? soon enough I'm sure)
- slightly larger
- no ND filter

The tradeoffs probably balance out for many users. In fact, I'd say for the majority (who don't care about raw or manual controls, or know what an ND filter is), this will be a BETTER camera choice than an S120. There, I said it. Am I wrong?

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BarnET
By BarnET (3 months ago)

no i think you are right,
It's the only "new"compact released on CES that actually outperforms an decent phone.

So for people that want the modest zoom(enough to avoid big nose selfies) it's an decent albeit expensive option.

You can get good last year premium compacts for this price that perform just as well or sometimes better. And they DO have the advanced features like dials an RAW.

The $199 XF-1 comes in to mind.

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BarnET
By BarnET (3 months ago)

I have an challenge for everyone mocked this canon n100
Find an compact that was released this CES that has better image quality.
And the x100s is excluded for just being an fancy makeover.

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

question: does it have significantly better image quality than a similar P&S camera released during CES 3 years ago ?

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BarnET
By BarnET (3 months ago)

It's hard to determine. Since an premium compact like an S95 isn't significantly worse as the S120. The 5X zoom Canon A3300 which was released 3 years ago is significantly worse. However that was released at half the MSRP.

So is it significantly better as an similar p&s 3 years ago YES.
But it is also more expensive.

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

the point was - there have been better cameras already on the market 2-3 years ago

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keeponkeepingon
By keeponkeepingon (3 months ago)

As a canon user since my film based AE-1 it's so sad to see the direction they are taking with todays cameras.

Give me anything in an AE-1 body, with that nice viewfinder at a reasonable price and I will buy it.

If you want to get funky give me a new version of my S50, with the sliding lens cover with a modern sensor and I'll buy it. (so easy to turn on as taking out of the pocket) Give me an A650 with modern sensor and a fully articulated screen and I'd be tempted to buy it.

Canon has a lot of great designs and IP, you have to wonder why they don't capitalize on some of the great blasts from the past and instead excreete design by comittee mashups like this dohicky.

If I could get a reply from both Sdaniella and howardroack, or maybe someone new from Canon Marketing it would make my day!

Thanks!

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meland
By meland (3 months ago)

Alas I'm neither Sdaniella, Howardroark or someone from Canon Marketing so I doubt I'll make your day. But I do wonder why Canon's Compact Camera Division (which is separate from their DSLR and also Video and Printer Divisions) in producing something that was never intended to be a DSLR product, nor indeed one probably even aimed at enthusiasts, seems to offend you so much?

OK, you obviously don't appreciate the N100, fair enough. You don't have to buy it of course. But anyway it certainly has absolutely zero effect on Canon's DSLR planning or production, other than if it does well and generates sales it could contribute favourably to Canon's ability to spend on investment and R&D, which may well then contribute to producing the the kind of products you think you want. On the other hand perhaps the products you say you want, and this might be hard for you to accept, may have minimal commercial potential in any case and already have been dismissed.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

I find the smarmy insults completely discrediting of someone who otherwise made an argument that, unlike most, is somewhat reasoned, calm, and even-handed. You're looking at a Canon camera so I suggest you get used to hearing comments from Canon users. No wait, I forgot the comment section is only to be used by people with nothing but negative, terse attempts at witty insults that instead are simply the same inane mental vomit we see everywhere else on the internet where anonymity makes people brave enough to be complete a-holes. And FYI, I've used other brands, recommend other brands to friends, and don't buy my cameras based on trivial criteria like the name on the front. So instead of ending this comment with a civil "good day" instead I'll say this: thanks for ending a good comment with an ignorant, thoughtless remark that makes you look like a tool.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

And another thing, my whole point is this: would people respond with such disdain if the camera released was simply a paired down S120 without the rear facing camera? It has the S120 sensor, no RAW option, a tilting screen that the S120 does not have, connects to your phone via wifi, 1080p60 video recording, and it will start out $100 cheaper than the S120. If it only did 30p all we'd hear about is Canon and their stupid video limitations. I receive accusations for pointing out the fact that this is just another camera model undeserving of love or hate, and yet those hating it are somehow justified because the rear facing camera makes them want to puke on our self-centered society.

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LukeDuciel
By LukeDuciel (3 months ago)

Cannot agree more.

I used to own a S50, fantastic camera for its use, slick/stylish/stealthy/strong.

Mine was dropped from a street over-pass to the street ground, survived and work happily after (with a dent at the corner).

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keeponkeepingon
By keeponkeepingon (3 months ago)

meland. I am so sorry I missed you!! With 10 posts in this thread alone (and several other posts supporting canon CES releases) I'm really sorry if you are not getting paid. You still have a ways to go to catch up with howard (19 posts) but in lieu of cash I hope this belated recognition is compensation enough!

Seriously though, I hope you did not think my point was that the N100 should be a DSLR? My point was that canon has a lot of great designs (such as the S50 style camera) that they just dropped. It would nice to see some of these "blasts from the past" refreshed with current technology.

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

Is there some sort of competition between Nikon and Canon in who can come up with the most ridiculous product that sells the least units ?
If Cannon & Nikon really want to lose market share and become irrelevant, they both are doing a great job.

Seriously - what were the last exciting products these two have released ?
You know it's bad, when Sigma makes more exciting lenses (Art), and Sony makes more exciting cameras (A7/R, RX100 etc).

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meland
By meland (3 months ago)

Exciting to whom?
You might perhaps concede that products like Art lenses and the A7/R are about as exciting to many non-photographic enthusiasts as watching paint dry.

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

Exciting to those, whom Canon & Nikon target with their DSRL product lines.
You see they are not only losing the P&S market to cell phones - they face a stiff competition in the enthusiast market as well.
And it seems they haven't done anything about it for the last 5 years.

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Revenant
By Revenant (3 months ago)

There is a tendency among photo enthusiasts to think of themselves as representative of the camera buying public in general, but apart from the high-end stuff, Canon's and Nikon's DSLRs mainly target non-enthusiasts. A Canon Rebel doesn't have to be exciting to an enthusiast, the regular consumers buy them anyway. The Sony A7 and other "exciting" products have very little impact on the part of the market that actually generates the most sales.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Agree with Revenant. The issue with most comments here expressing boredom and loathing of such trivial cameras stem from the perception that somehow you, as a DSLR owner, are the target for every product made by these companies. News flash Walter Cronkite: you aren't. Canon and Nikon make a vast majority of their money from point and shoot sales because that is a much higher volume business. If you want a camera that appeals to the enthusiast crowd I think the G1 X or maybe G16 are what you're looking for as a P&S alternative to your DSLR (or similar Nikon, Sony, etc. model). You aren't the center of the universe, although the internet wants you to believe you are.

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

Since P&S is a dead end, Canon & Nikon might want to focus on future products and markets, instead of taking yet another shot at the dying market.
Canon & Nikon failed miserably to establish themselves on the ILC market, because they didn't have the balls to create a system that might compete with their entry level DSLRs. Micro 4/3 would have never taken off if it wasn't for Canon's and Nikon's ignorance. The sad part is, they keep on ignoring the market even today - when it's obvious that the last days of the mirror box are near.
Ridiculous products like a 2 sided camera or a waterproof system camera just prove how desperate these companies are.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

The ILC market has been flat for years. If you want to see a dying market, look no further. P&S sales may have declined, but it had nowhere to go but down once the market was mature and saturated; the advent of the cell phone camera was not the only reason for its decline. P&S and DSLR sale still destroy by a huge margin ILC sales and until that changes I think those who worship that technology need a little perspective. The reason 4/3 and other ILC formats still exist is because of stagnant yet slightly profitable margins. What is ridiculous is that you haven't looked at a sales report and noticed that DSLR sales are very strong, and when DSLR outpace ILC sales monthly by over a million units Canon and Nikon have zero reason to pay much attention to a market that is primarily only of interest to people who think anything different and new is more relevant than established and cost-effective technology that offers extremely good performance and extensive collections of amazing glass.

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

"(Reuters) - Japan's Canon Corp (7751.T) cut its operating profit outlook for the second quarter in a row, below analysts' estimates, warning that sales of its signature high-end cameras will fall this year for the first time since their launch in 2003.

The world's largest camera maker said it now sees global economic gloom squeezing sales of its digital interchangeable-lens cameras to 8 million through December from 8.2 million last year. Demand from camera buffs will stay weak in Europe, and fail to recover as quickly in China as Canon had expected."

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

So a forecast showing a slight (2.4%!) decrease in sales sometime in the future for the first time in 11 years during which time the global economy was in the tank is somehow support for your theory that some camera segment is dead? Not to mention that it is a decline in the DSLR lines and not P&S. Oh, and during that 11 years smartphones became hugely popular and still didn't come close to killing anything. And as DSLR sales grew ILC cameras starting gaining some acceptance and DSLR sales still grew while ILC camera sales were flat from the start. Smart. Really smart.

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

No, this illustrates that DSLRs did not grow either.
But nothing has fallen as hard, as P&S by 48% in 2013:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/08/01/camera-shipments-2013-CIPA

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Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (3 months ago)

:)
Canon's N-series dcams with dual cameras and articulating lens/screen is unique. and can be fun. no more added complexity of doing PIP (when desired like we see on documentaries for TV or movies). either way it's optional, and "human selfies" are an option because no one will restrict it to people-only subjects on the 2nd camera when it could be action/scenery in another direction.

no smartphone (or others) offers this.

not even Samsungs with front/back dual lens/screens on dcam or smartphones have lens articulating option, and differ none in shooting perspective from most other fixed dual front/back lensed smartphones/phablets/tablets/laptops with only a single monitor.

it's no more/less narcissistic than have one lens/screen facing you.

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Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (3 months ago)

what it also offers is ability to do 'multi-angle perspective portrait selfies' without being caught holding the camera in hand, but mounted on a tripod, facing a SINGLE mirror. thus getting rid of needing a portrait photographer to assist you altogether.

now you can see what you look like simultaneously from both mirror and non-mirror perspectives with or without dcam held in hand (tripod optional)

distorted spherical 360 angle lens/dcam selfies not required, nor needed.

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Black Box
By Black Box (3 months ago)

Don't you have a social media policy in Canon which forbids you to post opinions like this without disclosing that you actually work for Canon?

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zodiacfml
By zodiacfml (3 months ago)

girl....this is too obvious.

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justmeMN
By justmeMN (3 months ago)

Compact camera sales are rapidly declining, so Canon decided to try to increase sales with a unique feature. The camera may, or may not, be a sales success, but at least Canon is trying new things.

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

"Electrical telegraph receiver sales are rapidly declining, so the manufacturer decided to add blinking LED diodes. It may or may not be a succes, but at least they are trying new things."

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

wlad, your responses are idiotic at best.

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

it's called sarcasm, but I'm not surprised that a Canon fanboy/employee did not get it...

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

No, that was something called hyperbole. It's when you exaggerate your point using the most ludicrous or extreme example you can think of to illustrate your actual position. Sarcasm is when you say something in a tone that implies you mean exactly the opposite of what you're saying. You don't have a clue what your own immature blatherings are called.

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

It wasn't a hyperbole - this camera is without any exaggeration EXACTLY as useful for the preservation of a product in the market, as that telegraph receiver with added LED diodes.
But please, if Canon pays you for astroturfing like Sdaniella, get back to us in 1 year with sales figures for this ridiculous camera.

oh, and btw, one of the definitions of sarcasm:
1
: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain

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Zerg2905
By Zerg2905 (3 months ago)

There is a Samsung phone with this "feature" out there but I cannot remember the model name... But it really doesn't matter, this is not a camera for DPR readers... Cheers! :)

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Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (3 months ago)

samsung dcam only offers fixed dual cams/screens

Canon offers uniquely dual articulating dcam lens and screens.

it's like saying vari-angle swivel screens are not desired for serious dcams/dSLRs here for DPR readers.

thus, such dual perspective option is a serious creative option than not

samsung, therefore, has not opted for fully true dual flexibilty, but just half-way fixed dual cam/screen limitations.

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peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

N stands for "Narcissist".

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Too bad DPR chickened out on the "thumbs down" concept.

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Virvatulet
By Virvatulet (3 months ago)

LIKE is all we do in this fantastic world of controlled social media extravaganza, or was it actually virtual deep licking? This era will be remembered as the time of bloated psychological self-images amplified by social exhibitionism.

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Dvlee
By Dvlee (3 months ago)

This feature could be popular with narcissistic teen-aged girls, but not a $350. Those that might find this feature appealing are those who prefer using their cell phone for taking pictures and do not want to carry around a separate camera.

More mature or advanced users who are interested in making good photos, might consider the selfies embedded into the picture to be an intrusion. Remember the old point and shoot film cameras that embedded a time stamp on the negative? I can't tell you, as a darkroom technician, how many people came to me requesting I crop out the time stamp.

And I bet you, that as soon as this was announced, someone started writing an app for doing this on dual camera cell phones.

This is a gimmicky feature for a niche market.Since it requires additional hardware that drives up the cost, I don't think this will be popular enough to become a standard feature in P&S cameras .

Some people might like this , but for me it's a pass.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

How many times are you going to post this? Anonymity is a great excuse to spew nothing but narrow minded negative bile everywhere.

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Yxa
By Yxa (3 months ago)

Do you work for Canon Howard ? Why such an urge to defend them?

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

I'm sick of people like you who use forums as their dumping ground for their own personal dissatisfaction with their empty lives. People who are happy don't get online and actively participate in b*tch sessions and eat up the negativity like candy. I came here to see what was going on with the world of photographic equipment and thought someone might have something useful and intelligent to say. Instead I was assaulted by people who have an urge to pretend like they are the benchmark for all that is reasonable, rational, and useful. Your opinion is only useful if it contains insights based on a reasoned and calm argument. Barfing out insults and mindless rambling in an attempt to seem high-minded and above all this superfluous garbage doesn't make you like intelligent or worldly, it makes you look small and petty.

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Samuel Dilworth
By Samuel Dilworth (3 months ago)

People like a bit of banter from time to time, howardroark. Sometimes you see snark where none is intended or where it’s harmless.

But the real reason people here complain is that we are camera enthusiasts. For us, it’s irksome to see historic camera companies putting out derivative junk or absurd innovations instead of fixing the many problems on their serious cameras and offering photographers a handful of carefully designed cameras with meaningful differences.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

The stuff you don't care about has nothing to do with the stuff you do care about. Canon and others are huge companies that develop several product lines at once. And they make what sells, so they can't be faulted for responding to demand. Canon makes plenty of things that are amazing and exciting for professionals and enthusiasts. Not every camera on the market has to be made for camera geeks.

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pacnwhobbyist
By pacnwhobbyist (3 months ago)

Howard, I would not let the opinions of others on here get to you so much. Because we all know opinions are like (insert swear word here) and everybody's got one. Some people disparage every new product that gets announced on this site.

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Dvlee
By Dvlee (3 months ago)

As far as anonymity is concerned, I post under my real identity, not an assumed name. But we all know that Howard Roark is a fictitious character from Ayn Rand’s novel: “The Fountainhead”. So which one of us is hiding behind anonymity?

These comments sections are not here just so we can praise the merits of every camera. It is also so we criticize them if we choose.

If you really like this camera, then speak up and state the reasons why! If you disagree with someone’s assessment of the product, then you are free to engage in a civil discussion about that.

Resorting to name calling, insults and inflammatory comments is counterproductive. It just creates an uncomfortable environment and a bad experience for all. Those who have something positive to contribute will not want to join in.

It has always been my motto that when engaged in an online discussion, one should “attack the question, not the people.”

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

And yet your comment made a point to cut right to attacking people. Your criticisms are not constructive or in any way useful. They serve only to insult anyone looking at this camera who may actually like it. Your opinion is not valuable enough to be considered beyond reproach when it is stated in a condescending and insulting manner. Usually narcissists are the first ones to use that word in reference to others.

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Zerg2905
By Zerg2905 (3 months ago)

Howard, I know you are not posting in full anonymity: if my research is right and if the tracking was correct, you have a website and a rather nice portfolio. Yes, the real name is different, but this is not relevant. So people can find you, if they want to. Have fun and cheers! :)

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JEROME NOLAS
By JEROME NOLAS (3 months ago)

The new year starts pretty badly...

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Yes indeed. People with nothing better to do than b*tch and moan are already coming out of the woodwork.

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Jim
By Jim (3 months ago)

Totally agree, Jerome...nothing would be better than this.

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

with this howardroark bloke around, it seems Canon puts more effort in trying to win online discussions, rather than actual market share.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

The argument always used to support a pi$$poor position.

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Treeshade
By Treeshade (3 months ago)

N100 is not a "selfie cam". GF6, NEX3N and all Casio cameras are better for selfie.

"Selfies" are better done with a front shutter, a 180 degree touchscreen, or other release tricks like motion detect. With N100, I have to use the self-timer, and I cannot see the screen while holding it facing myself. Also, the shape is not good for holding it high.

Judging from the size and position of the rear cam, I guess the N100 rear cam is just an average wideangle phone cam. So with N100 I take good pictures of my friends and put my distorted, smudged headshot at the corner? No thanks.

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Yxa
By Yxa (3 months ago)

Is this where Canon has put their engineering resources instead of in the sensor development?

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Yes, the two people they have on the camera R&D staff did this. Canon has stopped making all other cameras and now only make this one model. I'm starting to think people enjoy looking like total idiots here.

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whtchocla7e
By whtchocla7e (3 months ago)

They have two people in their camera R&D dept? That's a big relief. I thought it was only John the custodian holding down the fort.

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nekrosoft13
By nekrosoft13 (3 months ago)

seems like it, since they made zero improvement in IQ with the sensors.

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Yxa
By Yxa (3 months ago)

Looks you know that from first hand Howard

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Great comebacks.

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Dvlee
By Dvlee (3 months ago)

Actually, I think Yxa has made a good point.

I'm sure that Canon has hundreds, maybe thousands of people working on R&D. The further downstream the project goes, the more effort and resources are expended it. From original concept>design>prototypes>developing the manufacturing procedure>retooling>staffing and training>production and finally onto marketing and distribution, a lot of resources will be expended to bring even the smallest new product to market. Resources expended on one product fewer resources for developing others. Even big companies like Canon have finite resources for developing new products, and given the number of new products they bring out each year, the cost of develping must be enormous. Therefore they need to choose well which ideas they develop and which they don't.

Conversely, the bigger profits of the consumer division probably helps fund the pro division, which cost much more to develop products they willl sell fewer of at a lower profit margin.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Then Canon should do away with its dozens of models that appeal to people who love Auto mode by that logic. Ironically people will even buy a 70D and put it in green square I-don't-want-to-learn-my-camera mode.

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Zerg2905
By Zerg2905 (3 months ago)

R&D does not work like this... It is more "fundamental". Please do not confuse "marketing request" with "fundamental breakthrough" (e.g. new sensor design vs toy camera market release). Unfortunately, Marketing has a lot to say these days. Maybe too much. Cheers! :)

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Yxa
By Yxa (3 months ago)

As opposed to you Howard I am an enginner that works in an R&D department
I know a bit of what happens when the market departmen have to much influence
I gather you are a sales person as you don't have a clue

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justinwonnacott
By justinwonnacott (3 months ago)

I am going to use mine backwards . . .

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cgarrard
By cgarrard (3 months ago)

ROFL!! instead of a story its a Yrots!

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edu T
By edu T (3 months ago)

Awesomely brilliant, man!
Flip out the LCD and you'll have a tiny self-portrait inset in a self-portrait or in other words... The Story of a Selfie!

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Dvlee
By Dvlee (3 months ago)

That actually makes a heck of a lot more sense; a selfie that has a small embedded picture showing where the selfie was taken! >.."me at the concert", '"me and my friends at the beach"

That puts the selfie in context and it's much better than embedding the GPS location!

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straylightrun
By straylightrun (3 months ago)

Nice concept, it will appeal towards it's target audience (which is clearly not photo enthusiasts as some of the confused dpreview commenters are thinking for some reason). It looks too thick though which could be a problem. Why bother carrying this if it's double the thickness of your phone?

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Samuel Dilworth
By Samuel Dilworth (3 months ago)

It’s actually nearly 5 × thicker than an iPhone 5 (and some phones might be thinner than that – I’m not up to date).

I’m not sure who this is aimed at. Fictional customers on a whiteboard in a meeting room, perhaps.

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (3 months ago)

Inane. If this is all Canon can come up with to counter smartphones' rising sales, I fear for the future of their camera division...

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Does anyone think before they speak? How can one compete with a smartphone camera? The device you're referring to is a fixed focal length (usually) camera attached to a telephone, and Canon does not make phones. In other words, they will never direclty compete with a smartphone. All Canon can do is make cameras that are fun to use as a way to connect with people who have discovered photography using their phone. Others who know what cameras can do don't have to be sold on the relevance of real cameras (by real I mean cameras that operate at higher functional level than a smartphone camera). Tale as old as time. Look at the cheap Elph cameras (and those by other manufacturers) that only work in Auto mode. This camera is no different except it has an exceptional sensor and a goofy back-facing camera. People can choose what features to use, and no aspect of the creative process is beneath us to use.

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (3 months ago)

Did you think before replying? 'Countering' is not the same as competing. And your obvious Canon fanboyism is no excuse for being rude, sir!

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

The second someone busts out "fanboy" is the second I no longer feel the need to suspect they might have anything to say that's worth hearing. On the subject of "countering" I think you need to look at all of the imaging products Canon produces and then practice keeping your stupidity to yourself.

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (3 months ago)

I'm not going to step down to your level by responding to insults. It's not your fault that you didn't get proper education. I pity people like you. Try to get a grip on yourself.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

You're right, "inane" and "fanboyism" are polite things to say, not insults.

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (3 months ago)

Stop embarrassing yourself.

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Zerg2905
By Zerg2905 (3 months ago)

Gentlemen, please "drop it". This type of "dialogue" does not increase the value of the arguments already put on the table. And there is more: the "subject" is just a piece of plastic and metal, and not the salvation of our planet. A planet with Canons, Nikons, Olys, Panas, Sonys (and Chers), but also a planet with right and wrong concepts that are killing people on the streets. Literally. Wish you a better 2014. Cheers! :)

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wlad
By wlad (3 months ago)

I think Sony competes with phone cameras quite well. They figured out they need to use a larger sensor, not add ridiculous bells and whistles. The 1" sensor cameras are doing just fine.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Zerg, you're using quotation marks incorrectly. It hurts my soul.

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Zerg2905
By Zerg2905 (3 months ago)

Possible. And if yes, I do apologize (although I cannot spot the error - these look well placed to me). Cheers! :)
P. S.: please define quotation marks, maybe my English skills are not that good and I might understand something else.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Quotation marks are not for emphasis, they denote that someone said something and/or made it popular or they indicate that the word you're using is what others might consider to be the literal case while you suggest that is, in actuality, not so. For example, if someone refers to something very uncool as cool you might be sarcastic by referring back to it as "cool." You're quoting that person because only he thinks it is cool and nobody else, especially you, in the room would. So, if you think the saying "drop it" (quoted because I'm actually quoting you as saying it) is attributable to someone then the quotes are valid (as I attributed the saying to you) or if you think our dialogue isn't actually so, then the word in quotation marks indicates that you don't believe that word is appropriate. In this case it was quite literally a dialogue.

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Zerg2905
By Zerg2905 (3 months ago)

A-ha, got it, you are right, this looks indeed like the right way to use quotation - I think for "drop it" (and maybe "subject") I did this in the wrong manner, but not for "dialogue". On top: this is only for English, or it is rather universal (a rather rhetorical question, I will search for the answer myself)? Because my intention regarding "drop it" was to say "...and, so to speak, I would encourage you to stop this... (="drop it")". Thank you and Cheers! :)

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Richard Franiec
By Richard Franiec (3 months ago)

Relax guys, we finally have a perfect companion to our smartphones LOL.

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Devendra
By Devendra (3 months ago)

bravo!
looks like canon learned a new word 'selfie' from uber dictionary and decided to quickly adopt it in their cameras to show they are advance and trendy thinkers.

they think that all photographers pose like the khardashians behind the camera.

congrats to canon for winning the first top innovation award for 2014 that no one can beat for a long time!

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noflashplease
By noflashplease (3 months ago)

The concept of a picture of the photographer within the intended picture is something that doesn't immediately appeal to most North American, English speaking photography enthusiasts. The picture-in-a-picture concept is way too "meta" for this forum. However, it's a big world and there might a more obvious application in other global markets, such as non-American social networks in non-English speaking countries.

Personally, I wouldn't want to have to "smile and say cheese" every time I take a still photo, but I'm sure that you can turn that rearward facing camera off.

I'm not the intended market and I can really see parents and grandparents buying this camera as a gift. We can only hope that Canon has identified the market niche for this camera and can communicate the benefits of the product to the intended consumers. It's not for me but that doesn't mean that it won't appeal to someone.

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Dvlee
By Dvlee (3 months ago)

I think this feature could be very popular with narcissistic teen-aged girls in America.

I have to disagree with regards to the appeal of such a feature in North America. North America teens are as frivolous, trendy and gullible as teens in other nations. Camera and cell phone manufacturers frequently make products available only in their domestic or regional market before introducing it to the US or global market. Since most of these devices are made in Asia by Asian companies, Asians may see products that never get into the American market. This creates the false impression that they are more hip to new products than Americans are. American teen are certainly not lacking in narcissism, so I could see them embracing this feature, but not at that price-point.

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edu T
By edu T (3 months ago)

DPR, please check the "first PowerShot to use Canon's new DIGIC 6" bit.
Actually it's the FIFTH, as digic 6 was introduced in the SX280 travel-zoom and its stripped-down version SX270 (last March), and then came the S120 and G16 higher-end compacts (August).

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Lee Jay
By Lee Jay (3 months ago)

What are the dimensions?

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Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (3 months ago)

Canon doesn't seem to know, yet.

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Lee Jay
By Lee Jay (3 months ago)

Actually, they do now.

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.11 x 2.66 x 1.41 in. / 104.5 x 67.5 x 35.8mm

Weight
10.2 oz. / 289g (CIPA standard)
8.89 oz. / 252g (Body only)

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_n100#Specifications

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tornwald
By tornwald (3 months ago)

A photo never tells a story, because it is not capable to do so

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Lee Jay
By Lee Jay (3 months ago)

A series of photos can.

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tornwald
By tornwald (3 months ago)

true

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balios
By balios (3 months ago)

A good photo can cause your mind to create its own story based on what's in the photo and how you see it.

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roblarosa
By roblarosa (3 months ago)

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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tornwald
By tornwald (3 months ago)

who are you talking to

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Steen Bay
By Steen Bay (3 months ago)

No Tv, Av and M modes? If not, then that's a pity.

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quiquae
By quiquae (3 months ago)

If you add Tv, Av and M to this camera, you'd have obsoleted the S120, which uses the exact same sensor and lens.

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mister_roboto
By mister_roboto (3 months ago)

...weird.

Although to be fair, Canon is usually a super conservative company with it's products, so I'm a bit surprised they made this.

I imagine there will be a phone app made by someone shortly that does this (if there isn't one already).

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plasnu
By plasnu (3 months ago)

I'm looking forward to seeing a Facebook friendly Canon printer with a camera that can capture our everyday life!

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Jim
By Jim (3 months ago)

This thing reminds me of the camera version of IBM's ill-fated PC Jr. computer that came out years ago. It's the big grown up company trying too hard to be hip...and doesn't pull it off.

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meland
By meland (3 months ago)

Sadly some of you sound like the usual smug experts who comment mockingly on anything that isn't aimed at the 'photographic elite'.

Faced with the threat of camera phones what would you prefer the camera manufacturers do? Try something new, or roll over and die?

Remember if manufacturers can't replace the volumes of camera sales already being lost to phones, then as a consequence the reduction in turnover means the equipment aimed at you is going to have less spent on future development, will certainly become more expensive, and may even cease to exist at all.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Yep, if the comments aren't all about lack of innovation and taking risk then they are all about mocking taking risk and attempting innovation. People think the internet and especially comment section are the place to be nothing but smug a-holes. The only thing I can't tolerate is rampant gossip and rumors.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (3 months ago)

"Sadly some of you sound like the usual smug experts who comment mockingly on anything that isn't aimed at the 'photographic elite'."

Sure it isn't targeted at snobs / the "elite".

I'm "only" someone that loves taking quick snapshots when out, sometimes even thousands a day when in a distant place.

My wife has always wanted me to be present in the shots I take with her on them. So far, I needed to do this with selfies, which require a UW zoom / lens. With dual camera, I wouldn't need to do such double-selfies - I could much more easily snap away and when shooting the wife, quickly enable the back camera so that I'm also included in the pic.

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jtan163
By jtan163 (3 months ago)

You make fair points - the camera companies do have to do something new/different.
But do you think this is it?

One of the things camera companies should be doing (but apparently won't) is listening to the people who are still buying cameras.

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meland
By meland (3 months ago)

What makes you think that they are not listening to the people who are still buying cameras?

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (3 months ago)

Although I resent your tone when you mention the smug 'experts', you're mostly right. Yet this is most certainly not the camera that will invert cameras' sales tendency for Canon.

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pacnwhobbyist
By pacnwhobbyist (3 months ago)

I appreciate Canon putting the larger sensor in this model but its feature set is still geared towards the more casual photographer (ie no raw capture). I do like the tilting screen though.

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plasnu
By plasnu (3 months ago)

LOL. This is a typical ultra strange product from a big company based on the marketing research results. A few months ago, I remember Canon was using rainbow color to promote their first N concept camera without even knowing the rainbow is the iconic color for the minority against the big power like CANON. So cynical. I love to see N concept Powerpoint presentation materials, which should be full of jokes and myths!

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (3 months ago)

What makes you think they do any marketing research?

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Zerg2905
By Zerg2905 (3 months ago)

Sorry, but they do. This product is the unfortunate result of such MR combined with a debatable "go green" business decision. My opinion. Cheers! :)

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Suave
By Suave (3 months ago)

Yawn...

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abortabort
By abortabort (3 months ago)

Great, now we get to see the operator looking confused trying to work the thing in every shot. Can't wait.

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Marty4650
By Marty4650 (3 months ago)

Canon should get some sort of award for the "worst concept born out of desperation."

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (3 months ago)

I thought that award already went to the original 4/3 system.

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Kurt_K
By Kurt_K (3 months ago)

Almost makes sense given the current selfie trend. However, most of those who are compulsive selfie shooters are also compulsive phone holders. Are they really going to put their Galaxy or iPhone down to pick up a Canon point-and-shoot? Not very likely, IMO.

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justinwonnacott
By justinwonnacott (3 months ago)

Reminds me of a bic lighter. Available in a blister pack on a peg in fine stores soon.

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Vitor hugo
By Vitor hugo (3 months ago)

The perfect selfie camera, second to Iphone

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AshMills
By AshMills (3 months ago)

Now there's a solution waiting for a problem.

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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (3 months ago)

Is this a joke?

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (3 months ago)

Definitely not. A very useful feature for e.g. social shots if you also want to be included in the shot. No wonder some high-end smartphones also offer the same feature.

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Virvatulet
By Virvatulet (3 months ago)

I'm speechless, so have to make a quote:

Cazwell - No Selfie Control
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opHxCnQfa44

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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (3 months ago)

Look they made a camera for something your phone already does perfectly well.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (3 months ago)

Your phone? Show me a phone with

- dual camera capabilities
- so good IQ as that of the S120.

You won't.

This camera is GREAT for social snappers.

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BarnET
By BarnET (3 months ago)

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nokia-lumia-1020-pureview-smartphone-review-22969
nokia pureview has an larger sensor as the S120 an an bright F2.2 lens

Sony qx100 addon camera smokes the S120 in every way. Especially since it has raw now.

took me 2 minutes to find the links.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (3 months ago)

BarnET,

1, the 1020 isn't capable of dual camera operation. Actually, very few smartphones are capable of that: the Note 3, the GS4 and the LG G2. No other phones.

2, to put it mildly, I don't think the qx100 has a good price/value ratio. I would never purchase it - even with the recent firmware update, it's a joke compared to the RX100 II.

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Lee Jay
By Lee Jay (3 months ago)

The 1020 has no optical zoom, and only very limited digital zoom even with all those pixels.

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MDGColorado
By MDGColorado (3 months ago)

I checked Snopes.com and this is not mentioned, so evidently it's a real camera.

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nekrosoft13
By nekrosoft13 (3 months ago)

WOW! way to go Canon, that one hell of an innovation, will go and pre-order 10 of these right now.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Really guys? Is this a bad thing? Photographers are usually used to the safety of being behind the camera and never really being in a picture. Why shouldn't we ever be a part of a picture that we're taking? Besides, the camera is great and if you don't like the cheesy rear facing camera then don't use it. This is designed for new photographers that don't always want to hide behind the camera and put everyone else on the spot.

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zoranT
By zoranT (3 months ago)

You edited your comment 32 seconds after posting for a reason.

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kimchiflower
By kimchiflower (3 months ago)

I do not give a single solitary @#$% what the fotog looks like when they're taking a picture, and I challenge you to find someone who does.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

zoranT: Excellent observation. I wrote "photographer" instead of the plural "photographers" and since I care about spelling and grammar I edited it. Are you attempting to be a douche bag? If not, you still succeeded.

kim: And nobody cares about your worthless opinion, so it all evens out in the end.

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zoranT
By zoranT (3 months ago)

Well, strictly speaking, all opinions are worthless, so is yours. This is an opinion forum - take it easy.

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inti4444
By inti4444 (3 months ago)

I remember you saying this: Barfing out insults and mindless rambling in an attempt to seem high-minded and above all this superfluous garbage doesn't make you like intelligent or worldly, it makes you look small and petty.

But you keep on insulting people, as we say in Holland you have a short fuse. 😫

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

Kind for kind.

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buellom
By buellom (3 months ago)

A S120 with a tiltable screen - ok, I buy that. No wait, I'll buy a Sony RX100 II. And to put a photo of me taking a photo into the corner of the photo I'm taking - what? This sounds very desperated to me. Does anyone think that such a feature will protect P&S sales from mobiles with cameras?

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BarnET
By BarnET (3 months ago)

Well i came here after seeing the other Canon announcement
That was the most pathetic compact i had seen in a while.
F3.6-F7 on a 1/2.3 inch come on Canon. That is just plain terrible.

But this has some cool stuff going.
An 1/1.7 inch sensor (probably the S110 one don't see BSI)
the S120 lens.
tilty screen
small body
Wifi

I do think it's a bit expensive at $349.
You can buy an Panasonic LX7 for that money.
Even some mirrorless can be bought for less but prices will drop and it has some unique features at this size. And no i am not talking about that useless story stuff.

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Tom Goodman
By Tom Goodman (3 months ago)

Perfect for the Facebook generation which remains convinced everything they do should be important to everyone...especially themselves.

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papa natas
By papa natas (3 months ago)

WELL SAID!!!!

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BarnET
By BarnET (3 months ago)

Yeah it's great for facebook. Let's convince them to buy one. The S series specs mean less sandpaper pictures on our timelines

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (3 months ago)

You make me laugh. Like Baby-Boomers are any less self-centered. Facebook/Instagram is just a slide projector with a wider audience.

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W5JCK
By W5JCK (3 months ago)

Yes, just like every professional photographer I've ever met. :)

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antares103
By antares103 (3 months ago)

What is the difference in a Facebook post and a DPreview user post about this camera? One may actually involve a photograph, the other is a sad commentary about how new people are playing in the sand box, and doing it better.

What is the point of photography without sharing it? I have seen it already.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (3 months ago)

Everyone liking the above post is an old person mad that nobody looks at their photos.

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

tkblslc...apparently people think it is cool to be a jaded d-bag. No device is responsible for the way people are, they just afford many the opportunity to be as shallow and self-centered as they already were going to be. This camera allows for a novel if useless (to me personally, at least I doubt I'd ever use such a thing) ability, and if a photographer wants to use it then more power to him/her.

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Tom Goodman
By Tom Goodman (3 months ago)

Why would you assume anyone would rather play "better" in the sandbox than you? Now, of course, contemplating your navel is something I won't dispute!!

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kimchiflower
By kimchiflower (3 months ago)

Last year I took about 15,000 photos with my camera. I featured in approximately 7 of them. This camera is not for me.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (3 months ago)

Actually this sounds like they had you in mind. Maybe next year you can be in 1% of them.

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Tapper123
By Tapper123 (3 months ago)

Is this truly what things have come to? Toys? Sad to see Canon fall so far.

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PhilouG
By PhilouG (3 months ago)

Who cares about the story feature, it's a S120 with a tilting screen and that's pretty cool already !

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abortabort
By abortabort (3 months ago)

Except no RAW, so it isn't.

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zoranT
By zoranT (3 months ago)

Who has no story to tell, can now create one.

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zoranT
By zoranT (3 months ago)

Ever new products help the customer to becoming dumber and dumber. At the end of this story there is a customer who doesn't have to do anything, but has everything at his/her disposal. Luxury for all, but also stupidity for all.

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papa natas
By papa natas (3 months ago)

Amen to that, bro!!!!!

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howardroark
By howardroark (3 months ago)

It's a camera. It is no more and no less an indictment of our modern era than any other piece of consumer electronics. Go live in the mountains you hypocrite. If you doubt your own hypocrisy, look at the device you're currently using and realize that you are just as much of a contributor to the culture of mindless consumerism as the person who buys this camera, but at least you get to cloak yourself in the guise of some sort of necessity or utility. Nobody needs the internet, a computer, or an opinion on this nonsense.

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balios
By balios (3 months ago)

When the 14 year old kid who would buy this camera wants something not as "dumb", they can always step up to a Canon 1Dx... I look around the camera market and see all sorts of cameras aimed at enthusiasts.

The problem isn't that stuff is becoming "dumber and dumber", its that you're looking at a camera aimed at a marketing segment that doesn't know anything about photography and has no desire to ever learn anything about photography. These cameras always had features aimed at "dumb" people.

Although I wouldn't call them dumb myself, since not knowing about photography doesn't make you dumb. You don't need to aspire to photographic genius to be worthy of operating a camera. That kind of thinking is just elitist. Some people just want a photo of their kid's birthday to stick on Facebook.

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yonsarh
By yonsarh (3 months ago)

what I see is more like a toy camera.

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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (3 months ago)

I didn't know that we needed a "Story Camera". I have a feeling they are going to sell 10's of these cameras to people who just want a really small camera. I doubt the Story feature will ever be used by anyone.

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mike kobal
By mike kobal (3 months ago)

I want that feature on my 5Dmk3!

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (3 months ago)

On your 5D? It would take a picture of your forehead as you look through the finder.

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