For those who want to zoom into and capture precious moments from afar quickly and conveniently, Canon today announced the launch of the PowerShot ZOOM, the brand’s pocket-sized digital monocular camera.
Whether it’s enjoying the flora and fauna in nature parks, admiring the scenery from high elements such as Mount Faber and Marina Bay Sands, or even simply capturing children playing at the playground from afar, the PowerShot ZOOM’s three modes of magnification lets users zoom into the moment quickly without missing out on the action.
Weighing only 145g, the PowerShot ZOOM is as light and as compact as most of the smaller power banks, making it very convenient for users to store in the pocket and bring it along for outdoor activities. Users can also operate the PowerShot ZOOM fully with just one hand.
Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore said: “As a pocket-sized digital monocular camera, the PowerShot ZOOM is a handy companion for users who are on the go and want to quickly zoom into, shoot and even record precious and fleeting moments in life for instances that mobile devices may not adequately do the job.
With just three buttons for the main navigation, it is simple to use so that it can be enjoyed by anyone in the family, whether it’s the kids who want to zoom in on the Blue-Eared Kingfisher that can be spotted at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve or parents who want to capture their children scoring that winning goal at a football match.”
Simple, Fun and Easy to Use
Zooming, shooting and recording on the PowerShot ZOOM is straightforward and fast, letting users quickly capture fleeting moments such as children scoring a point at the basketball court and birds resting on branches at nature parks. Pressing the zoom button located at the top of the device lets users zoom into three modes (100m, 400m and 800m magnification) instantly. To take a photo or record a video, users can simply press the photo or record button at the bottom of the device.
The PowerShot ZOOM also sports a telescopic design and comes with autofocus and image stabilisation, which provides a comfortable viewing experience during prolonged use. The features also let users easily capture clearer shots of players running across the football field or a flock of birds flying across the treetops.
Designed to be used on the go, the PowerShot ZOOM can be charged via the supplied Type-C to Type-C interface cable with a compatible charger or power bank (sold separately). A full battery charge provides approximately 60 minutes of movie record time, 150 still shots and a live viewing time of 70 minutes. The PowerShot ZOOM uses a microSD card as storage media.
Seamless Connectivity with Smartphones for Sharing on the Go
For easy sharing on various social media platforms, images recorded on the PowerShot ZOOM can be transferred to a smartphone via Canon’s Camera Connect app wirelessly or via wired USB. With the Camera Connect app, users can perform remote shooting and share the images being viewed in real-time, on a smartphone with family and friends.
When the PowerShot ZOOM is connected to a smartphone via a wired USB cable, it is recognized as a USB mass storage device, and images can be imported into the smartphone.
Canon PowerShot ZOOM gallery
Pricing and Availability
Priced at $459, the Canon PowerShot ZOOM will be available at authorised dealers in April 2021.