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CanonPowerShot N Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)
  • Large clear LCD (9)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

  • Poor flash (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Family photos (10)
  • Landscape/scenery (9)
  • Wildlife (8)
  • Low light (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Am I a fashionable pro camera man ?

First, I'm very sorry for the below clumsy English sentences because I'm not a native.I had 35yrs experience in photo world, but not a professional. Although enough I know my skill is of...Read complete review

First, I'm very sorry for the below clumsy English sentences because I'm not a native.I had 35yrs experience in photo world, but not a professional. Although enough I know my skill is of no artistic value, I can do some, in taking a photo, using a wide variety of skill sets based on long-time experience and studies. BUT, I think this PS N camera automatically makes several shots revolutionized our common sense. Of course, we know we could get same results with some cameras equipping art-filters, but good timing for shutter is very limited and setting art-filters via camera MENU button, as many people knew, bothers us on good shutter chance. PS N helps me undergo a photographical metamorphosis without no chore (considering framing, many art-frames, exposure settings). Of course PS N also has a lot of shooting modes and we can install many Mac/Win Applications, I do not use these yet. I only do touch a LCD monitor just on my impressive target, or push lens, on good timing. My work is the above only, after several seconds, I can get some unbelievable, unconventional results automatically !!In last, as many know, this's a toy, however, help us being fashionable photographers. Only one limiting of this device, someone said, is the lack of RAW data, but I believe we should use PS N as a casual and super toy camera, no need RAW retouch jobs.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A little odd. It fun

It was difficult to get used to the shutter, until I turned on touch screen shutter. It's a fun little camera and takes decent photos for the price. I ordered the neck strap...Read complete review

It was difficult to get used to the shutter, until I turned on touch screen shutter. It's a fun little camera and takes decent photos for the price. I ordered the neck strap from canon and it helps.

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5.0

Awesome

By Francisco

from São Paulo/Brazil

Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (White):

Very nice camera.
Small and easy to use.

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5.0

Awesome!

By Francisco

from São Paulo/Brazil

Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (White):

A small camera with canon quality.
Very nice and pretty one.

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3.0

A little odd. It fun

By Dottiedog

from Dallas tx

Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (White):

It was difficult to get used to the shutter, until I turned on touch screen shutter. It's a fun little camera and takes decent photos for the price. I ordered the neck strap from canon and it helps.

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4.0

very functional

By hanna

from New york city

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (White):

    product is used for a person who had a stroke and has limited use of 1 arm.This is an easy to use camera that take quality pictures

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Oddest form, but a solid camera inside

    By ProfHankD

    from Lexington, KY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • Touch screen
    • Works With Chdk

    Cons

    • Bizarre Form And Controls
    • Bizarre Form Design

    Best Uses

    • Programmable Camera

    Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (Black):

    I bought 5 of these to use in a research project involving high framerate, high-dynamic range, capture under CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit). The CHDK port is very young, but as of a few days ago works even with the 240FPS video mode. Basically, I'm using it as a programmable industrial camera, and the small form factor and touch screen actually make mounting easier.As for people buying these as ordinary hand-held cameras, it's not such a good deal. I've found that most people can't locate the shutter button (it's around the lens) without being shown how it works, and it takes nearly as much effort to figure-out how to hold the camera. The wifi support seems deliberately minimal, perhaps not even as good as an EyeFi SD card in any other camera (the N can't take an EyeFi card; it's microSD). A variety of other aspects all favor the more conventional PowerShots; I'd even recommend the ELPH115IS over this as a pocket camera despite it being about half the cost.In sum, this camera seems intended as a fashion statement more than a camera, but it has high-functioning guts that can be programmed using CHDK and the minimalist packaging fits that type of use. It's actually an excellent camera, but make darn sure you're ok with the strange form before you buy it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Trendy technology

    By Linsur

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (Black):

    I bought 3 for prize drawings at a convention. I really like the small size and the WiFi feature. I wish I could keep one for myself!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great Camera!!

    By MnM

    from San Francisco, CA

    Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (White):

    Wow!! Takes great quality of pictures!! Love the size and the compact feel of the camera. I would have given it a five star but down fault on the camera I wish we had a option for the record button to display or not display. Overall awesome camera Canon!

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    2.0

    Canon N is just to weird.

    By Poodle Owner

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Nice Body Color

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder
    • Poor Flash

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (White):

    Both zoom ring and shutter release at difficult to use. Camera is difficult to hold and aim at subject. Takes good pictures and Wi-FI is easy to setup. Stabilization seems good. I wanted a camera that I cold carry in my pocket, and this camera is just too big.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Funny happy snap camera

    By HappySnap

    from Australia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (White):

      Such a great little camera I can carry around everywhere, might feel a little awkward at first on handling but you get use to it and realise its quite logical. Love the Wifi connection, so I can send straight to my phone and post on social media.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 6
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I love this little camera

      By Pete the Bard

      from Elmhurst, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (Black):

        I almost always have a camera with me. The quick start manual had me worried because it sounded like a camera designed for the inept but the full manual on CD revised that opinion. This is a conveniently small camera but it is a full featured camera with an eight to one zoom and fairly good low light capability. From the first it took some very good pictures with it.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great addition to my 35mm

        By Doc

        from Washington D. C.

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (Black):

          I can't really take my 35mm cameras with me and not satisfied with phone cameras, this provides a great portable, good quality image.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fast,sharp but physical logistic problem

          By gotart

          from Santa Cruz County,CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Focus Beam Too Bright
          • Sensitive Dial Shutter

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Great Pix For Kids
          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (White):

          I would give this camera 5 stars- but the fact the adjusting the zoom and executing the shutter happens most of the time. The shutter release is too sensitive and just giving the zoom a small turn allows you to accidently release the shutter.
          There is no way to turn off the manual shutter release. The touch monitor shutter release is far superior than the Nikon's and works really well. And it can be turned off. The zoom accuracy and sharpness is very good. The wireless function works well-but you have to turn off the firewall on the computer to use it. I would reccommend this camera-but not to people with big fingers. I bought it for my wife and it works well for her.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Little camera - Big results

          By Glorybe

          from Scarsdale, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (Black):

          Although I've had cameras with more megapixels, this little camera produces extremely defined photos. It also allows for a lot of creativity.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 5
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing for its size!

          By mfp

          from Texas

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Image Quality
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (Black):

            I'm a DSLR guy and my current body is a 5DIII. Amazing camera but not something you keep on you all day every day. The PowerShot N can be clipped to your belt in a case next to your cell. You'll never wish you had a camera when the need arises. Forget about the stills and vids your cell phone takes. No comparison to the quality the tiny Canon N will give you. The controls take a little getting used to but once you do, it's like anything else, becomes easier with use. This is a very versatile camera that does a lot of amazing things. Worth every penny I paid for it. Get a case, an extra battery and a large fast micro SD card and you'll be set to capture all those situations you missed in the past! Enjoy!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Fun little

            By Scully65

            from Bristol, RI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Poor Flash

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (White):

            I bought the PowerShot N a few weeks ago and I'm rather impressed with the quality of the images it produces. Now, I would recommend this camera to friends and colleagues but I do have some reservations. Let me offer those first:

            This camera is small and light. It was designed as a substitution for camera-phone photographers and, as I said, the image quality is great. But the Wi-Fi feature hasn't fully developed. I've programmed my camera to connect with my iPhone and my iPad; there are two ways to connect. You can either program the camera to connect over a wireless system or you can use the camera's own little Wi-Fi signal to move photos to the digital platform. What I cannot figure out is how to publish images directly from the camera to Social Media sites including Facebook and Twitter. To be honest, I'm hoping that a firmware update will ease this problem, but you never know.

            Other reservations: The flash has a range of about two meters; the zoom ring is kind of awkward to use; and the picture button is actually a ring located on the front of the camera but I found myself using the touch-screen option more frequently.

            Now, I purchased this camera because I wanted something small, light and easy to use. This camera has the Digic 5 chip in it, which takes amazing images (the sensor especially loves the color red). It also shoots video and the video images are good but the audio is fair. Also, after shooting a 5-minute video, I noticed that the camera was a little warm.

            About the size: The width of this camera is a little bit smaller than the standard width of a bank card. The LCD screen on the back of the camera is excellent AND actually raises up so you can look down on it to take pictures.

            Also, this camera uses a MINI-SD card.

            I own a Canon 7D and an iPhone 4 and I wanted a camera I could carry with me to take snapshots. My photography buddies call these "drop cameras." I bought this camera because I think most camera-phone images are trashy (and often reduce the battery life of the phone). This camera is really the perfect size. It fits in a tiny camera case that straps to my belt buckle and I wear it like a holster. During these last few weeks, I've found that this arrangement is serving me very well.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 7
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great little camera

            By Rebekkabjorns

            from Reykjavík, iceland

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Poor Flash

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (White):

            I use it when I'm out and about... Brought the camera to the top of the Empire state building and was very pleased with the outcome ... The mini ture effect was fantastic... The camera is just so so in low lights... But that's ok by me....Fantastic camera for a holliday

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Am I a fashionable pro camera man ?

            By MIC

            from JAPAN

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Setup
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about PowerShot N Digital Camera (White):

            First, I'm very sorry for the below clumsy English sentences because I'm not a native.I had 35yrs experience in photo world, but not a professional. Although enough I know my skill is of no artistic value, I can do some, in taking a photo, using a wide variety of skill sets based on long-time experience and studies. BUT, I think this PS N camera automatically makes several shots revolutionized our common sense. Of course, we know we could get same results with some cameras equipping art-filters, but good timing for shutter is very limited and setting art-filters via camera MENU button, as many people knew, bothers us on good shutter chance. PS N helps me undergo a photographical metamorphosis without no chore (considering framing, many art-frames, exposure settings). Of course PS N also has a lot of shooting modes and we can install many Mac/Win Applications, I do not use these yet. I only do touch a LCD monitor just on my impressive target, or push lens, on good timing. My work is the above only, after several seconds, I can get some unbelievable, unconventional results automatically !!In last, as many know, this's a toy, however, help us being fashionable photographers. Only one limiting of this device, someone said, is the lack of RAW data, but I believe we should use PS N as a casual and super toy camera, no need RAW retouch jobs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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