UPDATE: The AI-powered Canon PowerShot Pick has gone on sale in Japan through crowdfunding website Makuake, with a price tag of ¥40,900 (about $391 / £286 / AU$511).
Canon PowerShot Pick is a PTZ camera (opens in a new tab) Record both video and stills, automatically recognize subjects and capture moments you’ll miss, or act as a self-contained camera if you’re presenting or creating content.
The name “Pick” comes from the camera’s ability to automatically “pick your moments”. It and can accept voice commands for hands-free operation (such as “Hello Pick, take a video!”) and can also be controlled via a smartphone app, where you can indicate the mold Which side should be prioritized?
According to Makuake (opens in a new tab), the unit features a 110° tilt angle, 170° rotation, and 360° field of view, with a focal length range of 19-57mm (at full-frame / 35mm conditions). It has a 12MP 1/2.3 type CMOS sensor and a Digic 7 processor, which captures photos in 4:3 or 16:9, and records 1080p video at up to 60fps. It accepts microSD cards and has a USB-C connection for charging, with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Measuring just 60 (W) x 90 (H) x 60 (D) mm and weighing 170g, the Canon PowerShot Pick is a camera you can take almost anywhere. No pricing or release information for other territories is available, but we expect this to follow the trend of the Canon Ivy Rec. (opens in a new tab) and Canon PowerShot Zoom (opens in a new tab) and see the global release soon.
UPDATE (January 22, 2021): Canon’s new AI camera has been revealed as the Canon PowerShot Pick and will be launched in a crowdfunding campaign on January 29.
Canon PowerShot Pick takes cues from the best PTZ cameras (opens in a new tab)uses artificial intelligence to detect, recognize, track, and photograph objects in a scene fully automatically.
Camera revealed for the first time at The Photography Show (opens in a new tab) in 2018 and as you can see in the video below, Canon envisions it serving multiple purposes. It could be “your own little photographer that you can bring”, for example to take pictures with your family. It can also be attached to the hot shoe so the wedding or event photographer can capture additional photos and moments.
Canon has previously emphasized that PowerShot Pick is only for stills, with video capabilities only, but both the prototype and finished product feature a microphone – suggesting that there will be at least some video capabilities.
According to DC Watch (opens in a new tab)Canon PowerShot Pick will launch on Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake on January 29th. Specifications and pricing will be revealed later, so stay tuned and we’ll announce. about this exciting new device.
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ORIGINAL STORY (January 20, 2021): Canon is set to announce a new AI-powered camera, according to the latest reports – and it’s a fascinating concept camera Canon has shown us. live at the Photography Show a few years ago (which you can watch in the video below).
In 2018, Canon brought a trio of new concept cameras to The Photography Show (opens in a new tab)two of which have already hit the market: Canon PowerShot Zoom (opens in a new tab) and Canon Ivy Rec (opens in a new tab). It looks like the third camera revealed is also about to take the leap from concept to reality.
Called ‘Canon Smart Compact Camera’ by Canon Japan as it was later shown (opens in a new tab) at CP + 2019, and then most recently shown (opens in a new tab) at CES 2020, this new device is basically similar to the best PTZ cameras (opens in a new tab) becoming increasingly popular in recent years.
However, where PTZ cams have been traditionally used for video such as webcam recording, streaming and video conferencing, Canon applies the concept to stills – where it becomes a personal photographer to capture the action with family, or even snap those photos you missed when attached to the hot shoe of your DSLR or mirrorless camera.
“He’s completely automatic,” said David Parry of Canon UK, describing the anthropomorphic archetype. “There’s a little camera inside a kind of 360 rig here that can move around and move in different directions, and the idea of this is that if you’re going out, if you’re spending time with your family, you’re going to have to go out. family or whatever, if you have a party or something like this, you can set up this camera, just put it down and let it do its thing.
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“It’s looking for faces, it’s looking for movement and action, it’s moving around and it’s taking various pictures of things it’s seeing throughout the day. So the idea of this is this Your little photographer will shoot with you, so you don’t have to be behind the camera all the time.”
The camera uses AI programming to find interesting content in your scene – including when it’s attached to your hot shoe to capture more images while you’re covering an event or filming a wedding.
“As we all know, as a photographer you are spending most of your time looking through the viewfinder and you can miss a lot of other stuff going on… I can see a photography. Weddings also find this really helpful.”
According to a report (opens in a new tab) by Canon Rumors here are the specs:
• 12mp 1/2.3 CMOS sensor
• 19-57mm 35mm equivalent zoom lens (4x zoom)
• Pan 170°
• Tilt 110°
• Electronic Image Stabilization
• Dustproof and waterproof
• Battery life about 2.5 hours
• Write data to a microSD card
• USB-C port
• Both Wifi and Bluetooth connection
With Canon releasing so many innovative new cameras recently, we really hope that this camera will join Zoom and Ivy Rec to bring it to market!
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