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PowerShot N White

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PowerShot N. Open up a new dimension to your photography.
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Share Your Artistic Expression.

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 entirely new design, sporting a functional sleek shape. Shutter and zoom rings enable quick, intuitive operation, and a new 2.8-inch tilt-type capacitive touch screen offers amazing photographic flexibility; shoot diagonally, horizontally, from low angles or high for versatile expression. The camera features a new Creative Shot mode for artistic image capture, automatically creating an additional five unique images every time you take a shot. The 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor create the Canon HS SYSTEM for stunning image quality and low-light performance, ensuring every photo is a powerful statement. An 8x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens captures brilliant images with grandeur, from up close or far away. Record 1080p Full HD video when you want to express yourself with moving images, and know that the enhanced built-in Wi-Fi® of the PowerShot N makes sharing easier than ever. A convenient Mobile Device Connect Button also brings powerful new sharing capabilities with smartphone connectivity. Express your creative style with the PowerShot N and share with the world, all with a simple touch!


Built-in Wi-Fi® allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#; to a PC or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS® or Android device* with the free download of the Canon CameraWindow app**
The PowerShot N is equipped with enhanced built-in Wi-Fi® for on-the-go convenience when you want to share what you've recorded with friends, family and the whole world. Transfer images and video directly to your computer to update friends and family while you're traveling or out and about. Post to groups, add comments, and edit and upload MOV video files from both iOS® and Android devices*.

Mobile Device Connect Button allows quick and easy sharing
The PowerShot N features a dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button that easily syncs the camera with your iOS® or Android device* with the Canon CameraWindow app**. After registering your device, two easy steps is all it takes to start sharing!

New Creative Shot mode uses composition, color and lighting from your original image to create five unique images with an artistic flair
Creative Shot mode takes advantage of Canon's advanced image and scene analysis technology to apply a range of artistic presets based on the individual scene, subject, and exposure. In addition to the original shot, the camera automatically produces and saves five unique variations of the composition. The result is stunning artistic photos that are perfect for sharing.

8x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
The PowerShot N houses a Genuine Canon 8x Optical Zoom Lens allowing you to capture powerful shots with outstanding optical performance and versatility.

Newly designed 2.8-inch capacitive, tilt, touch panel LCD; lens shutter; and zoom ring offer users a unique and creative way to capture photos
Leverage the flexibility and creativity of the PowerShot N using a set of new innovative controls. 90-degrees of tilt open up new perspectives when framing shots - shoot diagonally, horizontally, from low angles or. The top-mounted hinge keeps the PowerShot N compact, even when folded out, for easy, one-handed operation. Adjust settings and modes using the intuitive touch-screen menu. Dual rings provide effortless control over the lens and shutter. The outer ring controls the shutter, which can be released from any point on the ring while the inner ring controls the zoom.

Canon HS SYSTEM for improved low-light performance up to ISO 6400 and enhanced image quality
With the Canon HS SYSTEM, you'll experience excellent tracking performance even in low light, and achieve gorgeous still image quality even at high ISO speeds all the way up to ISO 6400. You can also use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur in a variety of situations for incredible photos and even when shooting video.

Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button, plus zoom while shooting
Simply touch the dedicated movie button on the PowerShot N to start recording video in 1080p Full HD that is breathtakingly vivid and realistic. You're free to use the full range of the zoom in movie mode to get the video you want. You can also view and share your video on an HDTV to enjoy.

Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
Canon's innovative Intelligent IS system analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation for both stills and video.

Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 8x Optical, 4x Digital, and 32x Combined Zoom

Back to TopImage Capture Device

12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS

Total Pixels
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 40.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 224 (T) mm)

Optical Zoom

Digital Zoom

Focusing Range
Normal: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder

LCD Monitor
2.8-inch TFT Color Tilt Capacitive Touch LCD (up to 90°)

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/3.0 (W) - f/5.9 (T)

Shutter Speed
1 - 1/2000 sec.

15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Back to TopExposure Control

Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 (in P mode)

Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot

Exposure Control Method

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments
(Not available when shooting movies)

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H

Back to TopFlash

Built-in Flash
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off

Flash Range
50 - 90 cm (W) (1.6 - 3.0ft. (W))*1*2

*1 10-50 cm (3.9in - 1.6ft.) when the scene is detected as Macro.
*2 The telephoto focusing range is beyond the flash metering range.

Recycling Time
10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)

Flash Exposure Compensation

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
Auto, Hybrid Auto, P, Creative Shot, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Slow Motion Movie

- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button in a still image mode*.

* Modes that inherit the image effects available in still image shooting (in other modes, movies equivalent to those captured in P mode are produced): P, Auto, Miniature Effect and Monochrome

Photo Effects

Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay, approx. 2-sec. delay

Wireless Control

Continuous Shooting
Approx. 2.3 shots/sec. (in P mode)

Back to TopImage Storage

Storage Media
microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card, microSDXC Memory Card

File Format
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Images: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)

Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (2 channel monoaural))

Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images:

1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360

2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424

3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480

4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480


[Digest Movie]

1280 x 720 (30 fps)

[Super Slow Motion Movie]

640 x 480*1 (120 fps)/320 x 240*1 (240 fps)

[Miniature Effect]

1280 x 720*2 / 640 x 480*2

[Other than the above]

1920 x 1080 (24 fps*3) / 1280 x 720 (30 fps*4) / 640 x 480 (30 fps*4)

*1 Playback frame rate is 30 fps. (29.97)

*2 Shooting: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps, Playback: 30 fps. (29.97)

*3 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.

*4 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

  16:9 3:2 4:3
File Size (KB) 4GB 16GB File Size (KB) 4GB 16GB File Size (KB) 4GB 16GB
Large (L) F 2,915 1,297 5,224 3,247 1,171 4,717 3,537 1,077 4,338
Medium 1(M1) F 1,814 2,081 8,377 1,945 1,947 7,837 2,073 1,829 7,362
Medium 2(M2) F 604 6,036 24,296 496 7,102 28,583 558 6,354 25,574
Small (S) F 113 24,149 97,186 133 20,124 80,988 150 20,124 80,988

File Size (KB) 4GB 16GB
Large (L) F 2,640 1436 5,784
Medium 1(M1) F 1,549 2414 9,718
Medium 2(M2) F 420 8,049 32,395
Small (S) F 113 24,149 97,186

• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

  Miniature Effect Super Slow Motion Movie
HD: 1280 x 720 SD: 640 x 480 640 x 480 320 x 240
5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x 120 fps*2 240 fps*2
6 fps*2 3 fps*2 1.5 fps*2 6 fps*2 3 fps*2 1.5 fps*2
Movie Size (KB/sec.) 573 287 143 246 123 61 4,914 2,457
4GB 1 hr. 45 min. 38 sec. 3 hr. 20 min. 44 sec. 5 hr. 34 min. 33 sec. 3 hr. 43 min. 02 sec. 6 hr. 41 min. 28 sec. 11 hr. 09 min. 08 sec. 12 min. 56 sec. 25 min. 43 sec.
16GB 7 hr. 05 min. 59 sec. 13 hr. 29 min. 22 sec. 22 hr. 28 min. 57 sec. 14 hr. 59 min. 18 sec. 26 hr. 58 min. 45 sec. 44 hr. 57 min. 56 sec. 52 min. 12 sec. 1 hr. 43 min. 45 sec.


Full HD: 1920 x 1080 HD: 1280 x 720 SD: 640 x 480
24 fps*3 30 fps*1 30 fps*1
Video Size (KB/sec.) 4,355 3,054 1,416
4GB 14 min. 32 sec. 20 min. 41 sec. 43 min. 37 sec.
16GB 58 min. 38 sec. 1 hr. 23 min. 26 sec. 2 hr. 55 min. 56 sec.

*1 Playback frame rate is 29.97 fps.
*2 Playback frame rate is 30 fps*3.
*3 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.

• Files up to 4GB can be taken with continuous shooting.
• Super Slow Motion Movie: approx. 30 sec. one-time.
• The approximate number of videos recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Back to TopPlayback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Still Images and Movies:

Auto Rotate, Rotate, Search (Date, Movies, Still Images)

Still Images:

Single, Index (4-100 Thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Information Display, Overexposure Warning, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, Photobook Set-up


Normal Playback*1, Pause, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2

- Displays playback position and shooting time

*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels

*2 Approximately 4 seconds

*3 Rewind and Fast-forward are also available

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Single Image*, Erase All

- The image data in the memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).

* Movies can be erased individually.

Back to TopInterfaces

Computer Interface
Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video*1)

*1 mini-B compatible.

Video Out

Audio Out

Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Source
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-9L

Shooting Capacity
Normal: Approx. 200 shots

ECO Mode: Approx. 280 shots

Playback Time
Approx. 4 hours

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating Temperature

Operating Humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.09 x 2.37 x 1.15 in. / 78.6 x 60.2 x 29.3mm

Approx. 6.14 oz. / 174g (Body only)
Approx. 6.88 oz. / 195g (CIPA Standard)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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PowerShot N White Digital Camera Contents
PowerShot N White Digital Camera Contents
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  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • Battery Pack NB-9L
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

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# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
* Compatible with iOS version 5.1/6.0 or later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0 or later. Data charges may apply.
** This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.