Canon PowerShot N

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Canon PowerShot N

Creativity with a twist

Offering a unique synthesis of effortless creativity, minimalist ‘Any Way Up’ design and premium image quality the PowerShot N with Wi-Fi lets you shoot, create and share life from every angle.


  • Creative Shot
  • Unique design
  • 8x zoom, 28mm lens; Intelligent IS
  • HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS, DIGIC 5
  • Wi-Fi; GPS via mobile
  • Mobile Device Connect Button
  • Any Way Up operation; Tilt-up touchscreen
  • Full HD
  • Hybrid Auto; Smart Auto (58 scenes)
  • Super Slow Motion Movie
Canon PowerShot N

Key Features

  • 6 unique images from one shot 6 unique images from one shot
  • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
  • 8x optical zoom with wide-angle 8x optical zoom with wide-angle
  • Share images wirelessly Share images wirelessly
  • Zoom and shoot any way up Zoom and shoot any way up
  • Steady images and movies in every situation Steady images and movies in every situation
  • Zoom to 16x with great quality Zoom to 16x with great quality
  • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Instant smartphone connection Instant smartphone connection
  • Tilt to shoot up high or down low Tilt to shoot up high or down low
  • Easy shooting with a movie summary Easy shooting with a movie summary
  • Auto mode with 58-scene detection Auto mode with 58-scene detection
  • Tag shots using smartphone GPS Tag shots using smartphone GPS
  • 1080p movies 1080p movies
  • Energy saving for more shots Energy saving for more shots
  • Print from cameras via USB or Wi-Fi Print from cameras via USB or Wi-Fi

PowerShot N Video

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Software Update Available

Google Drive upload now supported.

Download the latest version of CameraWindow DC to set up this camera with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Google Drive and Email.

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    Features in depth

    Detailed Features

    Creative Shot

    Originality is effortless with Creative Shot. Simply take a shot and the camera will analyse the scene then automatically generate five creative images plus the original unaltered photo - capturing the same subject in a variety of artistic and surprising ways.

    Unique design

    The unique symmetrical, metal-bodied design is strikingly different with an ultra-modern minimalist style - small enough to keep in your pocket and stylish enough to take anywhere.

    8x zoom, 28mm wide lens; Intelligent IS

    Use the 8x optical zoom to get closer, or closer still with 16x ZoomPlus, and fit more in the frame with 28mm wide-angle. Intelligent IS automatically combats camera shake for sharp, detailed results every time.

    HS System: 12.1 Megapixel CMOS and DIGIC 5

    HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or a tripod. Advanced DIGIC 5 processing and a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor give excellent image quality in all situations.

    Wi-Fi; GPS via mobile

    Wi-Fi* lets you connect easily with home wireless networks, compatible printers and PCs, as well as portable devices like smartphones and tablets, for fast, convenient, online image sharing. Use your smartphone’s GPS to keep track of shooting locations then synchronise it with your camera over Wi-Fi to add this information to your images.

    Mobile Device Connect Button

    The Mobile Device Connect button simplifies the Wi-Fi connection to a smartphone or tablet - ideal for frequent image sharing.

    Any Way Up operation; Tilt-up touch screen

    You can use the camera any way up thanks to the dual direction zoom and shoot lens rings incorporating both zoom and shutter controls. A tilt-up 7.1 cm (2.8”) capacitive touch screen allows easy shooting from unusual or difficult angles and simple, intuitive touch operation.

    Full HD movies

    Use the movie button to instantly record superb Full HD (1080p) movies while Intelligent IS keeps footage steady.

    Smart Auto (58 scenes); Hybrid Auto

    Effortlessly shoot great photos or movies with Smart Auto, which selects optimal settings from 58 variables (21 movies). Hybrid Auto lets you take photos with Smart Auto and also captures a 4 second movie clip before each shot – combining them into a fun HD (720p) movie.

    Super Slow Motion Movie

    Slow down fast-paced action like sports or add a spectacular effect to a waterfall with Super Slow Motion Movie.

    • * Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit

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    What's in the box?

    • Digital Camera PowerShot N
    • Wrist Strap WS-800
    • Battery Pack NB-9L
    • Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E
    • AC Cable
    • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (USB)
    • User Manual Kit

    Product Specification


    Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
    Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M
    Colour Filter Type Primary Colour


    Type DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology
    Focal Length 5.0 – 40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 224 mm)
    Zoom Optical 8x
    ZoomPlus 16x
    Digital Approx. 4x¹.
    Combined Approx. 32x
    Maximum f/number f/3.0 – f/5.9
    Construction 8 elements in 7 groups (1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 single-sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)
    Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 2.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS


    Type TTL
    AF System/ Points AiAF (9-point, Face Detection or Touch AF)
    AF Modes Continuous, Servo AF/AE(in Auto mode), Touch AF
    AF Assist Beam Yes
    Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro


    Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Touch AF frame)
    Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
    i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
    ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
    Speed 1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
    1 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)


    Type TTL
    Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H.


    Monitor Tilt type 7.1 cm (2.8”) PureColor II G Touch screen LCD (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots. Capacitive type
    Coverage Approx. 100%
    Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels
    Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
    Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
    Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 90 cm (W)


    Modes Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, P, Creative Shot, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome
    Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Slow Motion Movie
    Drive modes Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Self-Timer
    Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.3 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)¹


    Image Size 4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
    16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
    3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
    1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
    Compression Superfine, Fine
    Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
    Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
    Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
    Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec. ¹
    (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour ²
    (Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.


    Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
    Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]


    Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
    PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)


    GPS GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
    Red-Eye Correction Yes, during playback
    Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
    Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
    Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec.
    Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese


    Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
    Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only) ¹


    Type microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC


    PC & Macintosh Windows 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.8
    For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
    Windows 8 / 7 SP1
    Mac OS X v10.6.8 / v10.7 / v10.8.2 or later


    Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
    Other CameraWindow


    Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-9L (battery and charger supplied)
    Battery life Approx.200 shots ¹
    Eco Mode: Approx. 280 shots ¹
    Approx. 240 min. playback
    A/C Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC70


    Cases / Straps Quickshot Case DCC-2000
    Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter kit ACK-DC70, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E (USB), Battery Charger CB-2LBE


    Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C (5 - 40 °C when using CA-DC30E), 10 – 90% humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 78.6 x 60.2 x 29.3 mm
    Weight Approx. 195 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
    Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
    Continuous Shooting ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit
    Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
    Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
    ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
    • * Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
    • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
    • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
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    Accessories & Supplies


    Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.


    A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.


    A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.


    Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

    Softcases & Straps

    Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.


    Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

    Quickshot Case DCC-2000 (White)

    Protect and carry your Canon PowerShot N with a matching soft case and strap.

    Cables & Other Accessories

    Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

    Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

    Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.

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