A look at the Canon PowerShot N’s unique controls and Creative Shot mode (hands-on video)


posted Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 4:39 PM EST


Canon so far has made one of the biggest digital imaging splashes at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with its new PowerShot N, a small, square-ish digicam that's so simple that it does away with the traditional shutter button and zoom controls. We got our hands on one at the show, and we found it to be a pretty nifty, unusual device that looks like it's a perfect camera for parties and outings with friends.

In the two videos below, IR founder and editor-in-chief Dave Etchells demonstrates how to snap pictures and zoom with the Canon PowerShot N, as well as how to use the camera's novel Creative Shot mode -- which captures six separate exposures and automatically applies a different Canon-selected filter effect to each.