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Canon PowerShot N
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Canon PowerShot N Digital Camera

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12.1MP 8x CMOS Apr 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The new PowerShot N opens up a new dimension of photographic expression, helping you express your personal style and flair with powerful innovative Canon technologies. The PowerShot N features an... More
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35 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both thought that this compact camera digital camera was good. This Canon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Dgl.ru and it received a Parentesis.com "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on thirty-seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews this Canon camera has an average expert rating of 71%.

Good Size

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot N was compact. Expert website Ephotozine.com said in their review “The Canon Powershot N is one of Canon's most unique compact cameras to date, with a tilting touch screen, Wi-Fi connectivity”. Three years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Canon PowerShot N review “The Canon PowerShot N is quite unlike any other compact camera on the market”. T3.com mentioned in their review in the same month “The Canon PowerShot N is digital compact camera with a difference”.

One person who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was thick. Smh.com.au said “It is quite thick at 29mm a” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N. One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a squeeze to fit in. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “An 8x zoom are a lot to squeeze into a camera around 80 x 60 mm in size”.

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Nice Design

Several Canon PowerShot N reviewers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert review site Reviewed.com said “The adorable Canon PowerShot N is an experimental, allegedly chic camera, distinguished by an off-the-wall form factor that summarily ignores all the wisdom of camera design” in their review. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Supposedly the PowerShot N is a fashion-forward, chic design intended to turn heads.”. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “This is a beautifully made, cute camera that takes” in their review of this digital camera.

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it was a good design. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert website What Digital Camera “Canon has brought fresh thinking to compact camera design with the introduction of the Canon Powershot N”. Three years ago expert website Digitalartsonline.co.uk said “Beneath the clean design of this diminutive”.

One customer thought the Canon PowerShot N was neat. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot N packs a neat Creative Shot mode.” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Connectivity

A few Canon PowerShot N owners who reviewed it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine three years ago “The Canon Powershot N features an 8x optical zoom lens, tilting touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N. Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot N on Digital Versus “A minimalist interface and onboard Wi-Fi into a sleek pocket snapper with an original design”. Expert review site Lesterchan.net mentioned “It uses micro SD memory card, has a 12.1 megapixels CMOS sensor featuring a DIGIC 5 image processor and has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity” in their Canon PowerShot N review.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Canon is one of the superior camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Canon also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Ephotozine.com said three years ago “The Canon Powershot N looks good and produces decent images.” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N.

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution.

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Good Product Quality

Some Canon PowerShot N owners considered that the product was good quality. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “The compact square metal body is available in black or white”. Expertreviews.co.uk said “Excellent image quality.” in their Canon PowerShot N review.

Good Quality Lens

Some people who purchased it wrote that it had a good lens. Three years ago expert review site Smh.com.au said “DateJune 13, 2013 (1) Read later This 12-megapixel camera with a stabilised 28-224mm lens is clearly intended to go head to head with smartphone cameras”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer said in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

Easy to Use

One Canon PowerShot N reviewer said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot N had a good experience. Expert review site T3.com mentioned in their review three years ago “Its symmetical square shape means that it's designed to be used either left- or right-handed with exactly the same experience for the oft-ignored southpaws as for the righties”.

One Canon PowerShot N owner concluded that the Canon PowerShot N was easy to use. Three years ago expert review site Whatsyourtech.ca mentioned in their Canon PowerShot N review “Highly portable, always connected, versatile and made more fun to use by thousands of apps, smart”.

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Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed it said that it had good features. Expert website Photographybay.com wrote three years ago “While it offers common features found in modern point” in their review.

Robust

One Canon PowerShot N owner mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “It is interesting - the N is built around a tilting touch-screen, comes with built-in Wi-Fi” in their Canon PowerShot N review.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot N supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot N which do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to look at include the WB150F, or the GC100 both from Samsung or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which do not support Full HD video, the PowerShot N supports Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-RX100 ($398.00), the Nikon Coolpix S9700, or the Samsung GC100.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N, the PowerShot N has an image stabiliser.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung WB150F, the Sony DSC-RX100 ($398.00), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot N, the PowerShot N has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Samsung WB150F, the Sony DSC-RX100 ($398.00), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 which has better reviews.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the PowerShot N has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average closest focusing distance of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot N is 0.28m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 30m.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The PowerShot N has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Canon PowerShot N has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Lens Magnification Ratio

The lowest lens magnification ratio of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot N is 0.5x and the highest is 20x. The PowerShot N has a fairly high lens magnification ratio (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the PowerShot N is more than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this digital camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot N has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Canon camera has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolutions of 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 424 and 640 x 360 and 480 x 480. Across all comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot N is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the cameras of this type and age the maximum ISO speeds range from 3 to 52,000. The Canon PowerShot N has a quite high maximum ISO speed (6,400) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

At 461,000 pixels, the Canon PowerShot N has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.12s to 250s. The Canon PowerShot N has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (15 seconds) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot N supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot N is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports One Camera File System

The Canon PowerShot N has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The PowerShot N has a fairly short flash sync-speed (only 0.0005 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash sync-speeds of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot N range from 0.0005s to 10s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.76s.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Canon PowerShot N has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. Digital cameras of this age and spec have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 800.

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Narrow

With a width of only 78.6 millimeters, the PowerShot N's width is one of the narrowest amongst cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot N. The average width of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot N is 100mm, and the widths range from 22mm to 470mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot N support video recording, however the PowerShot N does not support video recording.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Nikon Coolpix P510 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot N is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot N has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst digital cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Coolpix P330 (12.2MP), or the Coolpix S9700 (16MP) both from Nikon or the Samsung WB150F (16MP) which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot N are not 3D compatible. The PowerShot N is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Coolpix P510, or the Coolpix P330 both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Canon PowerShot N does not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Coolpix S9700, or the Coolpix P510 both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-HX400V ($448.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the PowerShot N is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Canon PowerShot N is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot N (195 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot N have weights of between 20g and 710g.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The PowerShot N has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The PowerShot N has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.8 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot N has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The total megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 10MP to 15,000,000MP.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The PowerShot N has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot N. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot N range from 0.0005s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6s. At 10 seconds, the PowerShot N has a fairly long flash recharging time compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot N

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot N has a relatively average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot N.

If this Canon digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB150F (5x and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-RX100 ($398.00) (54x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot N has a relatively average optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100 (21x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Screen Size

The Canon PowerShot N has a pretty typical screen size (2.8 inches) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N.

If you would prefer a camera with a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Coolpix P330 (3" and higher rated), or the Coolpix P510 (3" and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon PowerShot N has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Coolpix P330, and the Coolpix P510 both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Samsung WB150F (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Technical Details

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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27 December 2013

"I've got another confession to make..." sang an impassioned Dave Grohl on the Foo Fighter's 'Best of You' - as do we dear reader. When we first clapped eyes on Canon's PowerShot N it divided... Read more…

25 November 2013

Priced at SGD$399 for a Made In Japan camera is pretty reasonable, but I am not convinced about the selling points of this camera which is the Wi-Fi capability, Creative Shot mode and the flip...

Quality: about average.Why you'd buy it: glam cam!Why you wouldn't: fiddly for experienced photographers.The N is available in white or black.I found some aspects of the N quite irritating: for...

21 September 2013

Before Japan cornered the market in cute, it was the world leader in unusual, interesting gadgetry. In the 1980s, you could find amazing, novel devices that couldn't be obtained in the west. Some... Read more…

30 July 2013

The will fit in your pocket ? just about any pocket, in fact. But so will an . So why would you capture your next Facebook posting with the PowerShot N instead? That?s the US$300 question. And... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 February 2015 by Bzdude

Bought this about 6 months ago as a camera that can fit in a pocket that can communicate with my phone easily with a zoom lens. Once you get past how the camera operates (Takes a few pics ) you... Read more…

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