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Canon Powershot ZOOM Camera Announced : Zooms to 400mm

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Along with the EOS M50 Mark II camera and Speedlite EL-1 Flash, Canon announced the new Powershot ZOOM compact camera designed to be used for zoom, with 100mm and 400mm equivalent optical zoom, fixed aperture, as well as an 800mm digital zoom.

The camera has a 12.1mp sensor, optical image stabilisation, FullHD video recording at 30/25/24fps, with USB C, and Wi-Fi / Bluetooth are built-in. The camera is designed to be easy to use with Auto WB, Auto ISO, and Auto shutter speeds.

On its built-in USB-C chargeable battery, the PowerShot Zoom will run for around 70 minutes as a viewer and capture around 150 images before running out of power. Movie clips top out at 9:59 before needing to restart a new clip. The PowerShot Zoom comes with no claims of environmental sealing.

The PowerShot Zoom will be available in November 2020 for $299 USD.  Preorder the Canon PowerShot ZOOM.

Pre-order links:

Canon EOS M50 Mark II Body: $599 at AmazonB&HAdorama.
(Shipping is scheduled to start on December 3, 2020)

Canon EOS M50 Mark II with 15-45mm Lens: $699 at AmazonB&HAdorama.
(Shipping is scheduled to start on November 24, 2020)

Canon EOS M50 Mark II with 15-45mm and 55-200mm Lenses: $929 at AmazonAdorama.
(Shipping is scheduled to start on December 3, 2020)

Canon Speedlite EL-1 Flash: $1,099 at AmazonB&HAdorama.
(Shipping is scheduled to start on February 28, 2021)

Canon Powershot ZOOM Key Features

  • 12.1 megapixel sensor
  • 3 Step Zoom between 100mm, 400mm, 800mm1 focal lengths
  • Optical 4-axis image stabilisation
  • 10fps continuous shooting
  • Full HD movies in 1080p @ 24/25/30 fps
  • USB Type-C® USB-PD Compatible devices
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®

Press release:

Canon debuts the company’s first-ever, Compact Telephoto Monocular, the PowerShot ZOOM

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 14, 2020 –– Hiking, birdwatching and nature gazing, consumers are embracing the beauty of the outdoors this season and beyond. With this in mind, it is important to have a convenient and intuitive imaging tool to explore the world. Developed to showcase an impressive telephoto reach in a user friendly, compact design, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today launches the PowerShot ZOOM, the company’s first telephoto monocular.

The lightweight telephoto monocular sports 100mm, 400mm and 800mm telephoto viewing capability1 with a one-touch switch, and is equipped with impressive instant zoom capability to help users view distant subjects. Additionally, the monocular can capture images and videos to a micro SD card, and by pairing it with a compatible smart device2 and the Canon Camera Connect app3, these files can easily be downloaded. This pairing feature transforms the PowerShot ZOOM monocular into a friendly companion to compatible smartphones for viewing and capturing super-telephoto scenes.

“In today’s ever-changing world, consumers are looking for intuitive and portable imaging tools to view telephoto scenes up close and with ease,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “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.”

In addition to its zoom capability, compact size and ability to pair with compatible smartphones, the PowerShot ZOOM telephoto monocular also features:

  • Auto focus when viewing through the electronic viewfinder (EVF) and recording images and video with face tracking
  • Optical Image Stabilization for shake correction
  • 39 inches, 2.36 million dots EVF
  • 12-megapixel still-image capture
  • Full HD video capture up to 30p (29.97)
  • Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® connection with the Canon Camera Connect app and use of compatible mobile devices2
  • Live view and download of photos and videos with the use of the Canon Camera Connect app3
  • USB C terminal for charging and supplying power
  • Micro SD memory card slot

​​​Price & Availability

​​​​​​​Available in white, the Canon PowerShot ZOOM compact telephoto monocular is scheduled to be available in late November 2020 for an estimated retail price of $299.99*. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

*Availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.

1 35mm film equivalent focal length. Both 100mm and 400mm uses optical lens and 800mm uses 2x digital zoom.

Compatible with iOS® versions 12.4/13.7, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 6.0/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1/9.0/10. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app.

This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app. Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen.or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.1 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.7.10. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.