Software perks geared to make amateurs look professional are aplenty. These include various creative modes (miniature effect, soft focus, toy camera effect, monochrome) and slow motion movie mode.
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An intriguing additive is Hybrid Auto mode, which records a four second movie before every still shot in 720p resolution before Canon's 'Smart Auto' technology identifies the best settings. "At the end of the day, the four second clips are merged into one" to tell the day's story.
In order to keep the camera on the small size, the PowerShot N doesn't feature an in built GPS receiver; however, it will glean and subsequently geotag your photos when connected to a smartphone.
Videos are recorded in 1080p resolution @ 30 frames per second
We've been told Canon's PowerShot N is expected in Australia come May, but details on pricing remain sparse.