Canon announced the PowerShot N100 at CES 2014. The N100 is a compact point and shoot camera with pretty decent specs. What differentiates it from other cameras is that the N100 comes with a rear-facing camera, and a “Dual Capture” mode that allows you to include yourself in your pictures.
I am going to apologize in advance, because this is where I start to fly off the rails a bit. As soon as I heard about the “Dual Capture” feature I immediately started referring to the N100 as the Selfie Cam, and memes just started springing to mind. They just came flooding in without warning. I’m going to restrain myself here as best I can.
I also stopped to think about how I imagine my face looks when I’m taking a picture – not when I’m being photographed, but when I’m the one pushing the button on the camera…
I would think that the camera would have to allow for delayed Selfie addition, otherwise the results could be somewhat…Hawkward.
I joke, but the N100 honestly has some pretty good specs:
- 12 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
- 5x Optical, 4x Digital and 20x Combined Zoom
- Optical image stabilization
- Built-in Flash
- Wi-Fi and NFC
- 3″ Tilting LCD screen
- “Creative Shot” filters
I have owned several Canon cameras (I own one currently as well) and they have always worked spectacularly, so I can’t imagine that the N100 will be any different from a photography standpoint. The rear-facing camera might end up being a novelty or gimmick for the Selfie-obsessed, but at least you should be able to get some great looking selfies without resorting to (horribly poor) photo manipulation.