Whether it be hiking, bird watching or a sporting event, an imaging tool that lets you see the action up-close could come in handy. Introducing the Canon PowerShot ZOOM, which is claimed to be the company’s first telephoto monocular. Featuring 100mm, 400mm and 800mm telephoto viewing capability with a one-touch switch, this monocular comes equipped with instant zoom for viewing things afar.
Plus, it can also capture media to a microSD card, or pair the monocular with a compatible smart device and the Canon Camera Connect app to easily download the files. Other features include auto focus when viewing through the electronic viewfinder (EVF), recording images / video with face tracking, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for shake correction, 12-megapixel still-image capture, microSD expansion, and USB-C connectivity for charging as well as supplying power. Available late next month, priced at $299.99.
- High image quality with 32.5 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor,
- High-speed continuous shooting of up to 14 fps with AF/AE tracking
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5, 481 manually selectable AF positions, and eye AF Servo support
- 4K UHD 30P/ Full HD 129P video
- Use the EOS Utility Webcam Beta Software (Mac and Windows) to turn your Canon camera into a high-quality webcam, or do the same using a clean HDMI output
In today’s ever-changing world, consumers are looking for intuitive and portable imaging tools to view telephoto scenes up close and with ease. Built for those users who enjoy outdoor activities, the PowerShot ZOOM monocular delivers a small, compact viewer with a long focal length. We are eager to see how consumers use this tool and the convenience it will add to their daily lives,” said Tatsuro ‘Tony’ Kano, executive vice president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group of Canon U.S.A., Inc.