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Canon PowerShot N2
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Canon PowerShot N2 Digital Camera

16.1MP 8x CMOS Sep 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The trendy PowerShot N2 is designed for users to take perfectly framed selfie shots. Its compact form and rounded edges make it comfortable to hold in almost any angle, and its new 180-degree tilt... More
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Test du Canon Powershot N2 : l?appareil à selfie

32 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 76 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Laurie said on Amazon in October “This diminutive Canon Powershot N2 comes through with fine images” in her review of this digital camera and gave the Canon PowerShot N2 a score of 5 stars. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “Makes it a little bit easier to capture a photo using the shutter ring.” in their review but they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot N2 looks good and produces decent images.” in their review of this digital camera.

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer reckoned that the product had a good ISO range. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned in their review “Decent performance at higher ISOs” but even so they only gave it a score of 68 out of 100.

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Nice Design

Three Canon PowerShot N2 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “The PowerSHot N2 retains the same distinctive square style and 8x optically stabilised zoom le” in their review. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “Canon has announced a successor to the elegantly designed N” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2.

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer who bought it considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Powershot N2 is just as seductive as its predecessor thanks to an original design and improved yet still unconventional handling” .

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Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Compact cameras manufactured by Canon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Canon also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Quality Lens

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot N2 thought it had a good lens. Gadgetspeak.com said in their Canon PowerShot N2 review “Sharp lens”. One customer thought this digital camera had a good zoom.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen.

Good Connectivity

A few customers who bought it considered that it was wifi compatible. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Canon Powershot N2 features an 8x optical zoom lens, tilting touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi and updates the Powershot N, with a 16.1 megapixel sensor” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2 and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Builtin WiFi and NFC” but even so they gave the product a rating of 68 out of 100.

Good Size

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot N2 was compact. In October Rm mentioned on Amazon “Excellent compact camera” and scored it 5 stars. Gadgetspeak.com wrote “Compact size” in their Canon PowerShot N2 review.

One Canon PowerShot N2 reviewer who bought the Canon PowerShot N2 reckoned that it was lightweight. In October this year Laurie wrote on Amazon “The Canon picture-quality is still there such that I am very pleased with the results from this lightweight camera of the Powershot-range” in her Canon PowerShot N2 review.

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Good Battery Life

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Rm wrote “Battery could be better” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2.

Good Product Quality

Some Canon PowerShot N2 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “It has very good quality with barely any pixelation”. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned last year “Good image quality” however they rated it 68 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One Canon PowerShot N2 owner who purchased the product thought it was easy to handle. One customer who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. This year Rm mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use and good large screen; great zoom” in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2.

Good Technical Features

One Canon PowerShot N2 owner who bought the product concluded that it had good features. Photographyblog.com scored the Canon PowerShot N2 4 stars and mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Canon is back with a second generation that boasts improved specs and more features”.

Good Flash

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good flash. Gadgetspeak.com said in their Canon PowerShot N2 review “Bright LED flash”.

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot N2 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N2 which do not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price], or the Samsung 200F[plb_2071998_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot N2 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot N2 do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price], or the S800c[pl_1788321_price] both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price], or the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon 9300[plb_408824_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Canon PowerShot N2 has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the 3300[pl_1378452_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon or the Samsung ST100[plb_1426104_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot N2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot N2.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the 3300[pl_1378452_price], and the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon or the Samsung ST100[plb_1426104_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Has One White Balance

The PowerShot N2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot N2.

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Has One Photo Effects

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot N2.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot N2 is 6.9. With a maximum aperture number of 9, the PowerShot N2 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot N2.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has One Image Editing

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Canon camera. The image editings Rotating are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot N2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this type and age.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The PowerShot N2 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N2. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

Cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot N2 have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP. The PowerShot N2 has a fairly many total megapixels (16.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot N2 is 450,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, the PowerShot N2 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot N2.

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AMOLED Display

The PowerShot N2 has an AMOLED display which is better than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it have an LCD display. AMOLED are a type of OLED displays and have the same attributes as OLED displays and are far superior to LED TFT displays.

An AMOLED display is actually the best display across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot N2.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst comparable types of camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot N2 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Single Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of this age and type.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 64% based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag. If all the digital cameras of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this Canon camera is in the bottom 17%.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the PowerShot N2 does not support video capability.

Other cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to consider include the 3300[pl_1378452_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon or the Samsung ST100[plb_1426104_price].

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot N2 are not 3D. The PowerShot N2 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price], or the 9300[pl_408824_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot N2 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot N2 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price], or the Coolpix S9700[pl_2173237_price] both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot N2, the Canon PowerShot N2 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The PowerShot N2 is fairly heavy (201 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The lightest camera that has been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot N2 is 20g , the heaviest is 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon 9300[plb_408824_price] (215g and higher rated), the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (214g and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] (213g and higher rated).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot N2 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot N2. The average digital zoom of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot N2 is 11x.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the 9300[pl_408824_price], or the 3300[pl_1378452_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 1 second, the PowerShot N2 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot N2. Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot N2 the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The PowerShot N2 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot N2 is more than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution at capture speed of 1280x720@30fps|1920x1080@30fps|640x480@30fps, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

The PowerShot N2 has a quite long flash recharging time (10 seconds) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot N2. The shortest flash recharging time of comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot N2 is 0.0005s and the longest is 15s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot N2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the PowerShot N2 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot N2.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 16.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Exilim EX-ZR1000[pl_1828874_price], or the EX-ZR800[pl_1990677_price] both from Casio or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the PowerShot N2 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot N2.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.8 inches, the PowerShot N2 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot N2.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot N2 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price], the Nikon 9300[plb_408824_price], or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price].

If you want a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to look at the ST100[pl_1426104_price] (CCD), or the 200F[pl_2071998_price] (CCD) both from Samsung or the Nikon 3300[plb_1378452_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Battery Charger Included
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

(14)
12 October 2015

So while the PowerShot range is still considered to be more advanced than the IXUS this is as small in volume as most IXUS offerings.However even someone using a lot of cameras will need to think... Read more…

Good image quality
Decent performance at higher ISOs
Unique design
Builtin WiFi and NFC
Tilting touch screen
The zoom control and shutter release won't be to everyone's liking
Expensive
Poor battery life
Small, but bright LED flash
Doesn't like to focus on macro subjects
22 April 2015

Back in 2013 we were rather underwhelmed with the original PowerShot N, but Canon is back with a second generation that boasts improved specs and more features. The PowerSHot N2 retains the same... Read more…

22 April 2015

The Canon Powershot N2 looks good and produces decent images, but it's quite expensive. You can spend much less and get more zoom and Wi-Fi, such as the Canon IXUS 265 HS . Canon have sacrificed...

17 March 2015

The Powershot N2 is just as seductive as its predecessor thanks to an original design and improved yet still unconventional handling. Little by little, and with the help of some new additions,...

13 March 2015

The Canon PowerShot N2 improves upon its predecessor, but this pocket camera is still held back by a design that makes it downright awkward to use...

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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 7 November 2015 by Leovnn
Leovnn would recommend the Canon PowerShot N2

Very easy and funny to use. Great selfie and designed...

Easy To Use
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Nice Body Color
Small Compact
Lag Shutter Delay
Poor Wifi And Nfc Impleme
Poor Wifinfc Implementat
(Verified Purchase)

Yes, the shutter/zoom operation is different, being operated by the front body rings, but that suits me especially when I have gloves on and it's a cold day here in the hills of the Pennines ! And... Read more…

Reviewed 3 April 2016 by PinkFloyd
(Verified Purchase)

I love to travel and captured the best moment on the way but for my I do not carry much stuff around with me because I love to just take a cross body bag out so I was looking for something that... Read more…

Reviewed 11 March 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I have only just begun using the Canon Powershot N2, it has very good quality with barely any pixelation. It also has good audio when listening back to a video, however I am yet to try it outside... Read more…

Reviewed 1 January 2016 by RM
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent compact camera: easy to use and good large screen; great zoom. Battery could be better.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9547b001
Barcodes 00013803244915, 00400091560238, 04549292017465

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