Canon Launches its First Ever Compact Digital Monocular – The PowerShot ZOOM

by dhiram

Hiking, birdwatching and nature gazing, consumers are embracing the beauty of the outdoors this season and beyond. With this in mind, it is important to have a convenient and intuitive imaging tool to explore the world. Developed to showcase an impressive telephoto reach in a user friendly, compact design, Canon today launches the PowerShot ZOOM, the company’s first telephoto monocular.

The lightweight telephoto monocular sports 100mm, 400mm and 800mm telephoto viewing capability with a one-touch switch, and is equipped with impressive instant zoom capability to help users view distant subjects. Additionally, the monocular can capture 12-megapixel still-images and full HD videos to a micro SD card. By pairing it with a compatible smart device and the Canon Camera Connect app, these files can easily be downloaded. This pairing feature transforms the PowerShot ZOOM monocular into a friendly companion to compatible smartphones for viewing and capturing super-telephoto scenes.

Canon PowerShot ZOOM is built for those users who enjoy outdoor activities, the PowerShot ZOOM monocular delivers a small, compact viewer with a long focal length. We are eager to see how consumers use this tool and the convenience it will add to their daily lives.

In addition to its zoom capability, compact size and ability to pair with compatible smartphones, the PowerShot ZOOM telephoto monocular also features Auto focus when viewing through the electronic viewfinder (EVF) and recording images and video with face tracking and captures full HD video capture up to 30p (29.97).  Other features include – Optical Image Stabilization, USB C terminal for charging and supplying power and Micro SD memory card slot.

​​​​​​​​​​Available in white, the Canon PowerShot ZOOM compact telephoto monocular is scheduled to be available in late November 2020 for an estimated retail price of $299.99.