Canon PowerShot Zoom Review

November 13, 2020 | Tim Coleman |

Specifications

Image Sensor

  • Type
    1/3-inch CMOS
  • Effective Pixels
    Max approx. 12.1 megapixels

Image Processor

  • Type
    DIGIC 8

Lens

  • Focal Length
    [100/400 mm (35mm format)
    Digital zoom: x2 (800 mm equivalent)] 1
  • Zoom
    1.2x / 4.8x / 9.6x (at 100/400/800 mm)
  • Maximum f/number
    W: f/5.6, T: f/6.3 2
  • Construction
    11 elements in 8 groups
  • Image Stabilisation
    Yes3
  • Real Field of View (Stills)
    24.5° / 6.2° / 3.1° (at 100/400/800 mm)
  • Real Field of View (Movie)
    22.6° / 5.7° / 2.8° (at 100/400/800 mm)
  • Apparent Field of View (Still)
    28.6° (at 100/400/800 mm)
  • Apparent Field of View (Movie)
    26.4° (at 100/400/800 mm)
  • 1000m Field of View (Still)
    434m / 108m / 54m (at 100/400/800 mm)
  • 1000m Field of View (Movie)
    400 m / 100 m / 49m (at 100/400/800 mm)

Focusing

  • Type
    Contrast detection (Approx. 100% coverage)
  • AF System / Points
    One-Shot AF
    Movie Servo AF
  • Closest Focusing Distance
    W: 1m / T: 4.5m

Exposure Control

  • Metering Modes
    Evaluative metering (384-zone)
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 levels in 1/3-level increments
  • ISO Sensitivity
    AUTO (fixed 100 – 3200)

Shutter

  • Speed
    AUTO (1/8000 - 1/30)4

White Balance

  • Type
    AUTO

Viewfinder

  • Type
    0.39-inch EVF OLED
  • Dot Count
    2.36 million dots
  • Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)
    Approx. 100% 5
  • Eyepoint
    Approx. 22 mm
  • Dioptre Correction
    Approx. -3 to +1 m-1 (dpt)
  • Refresh Rate
    59.94 fps

LCD Monitor

  • Type
    Viewfinder only

Shooting

  • Modes
    AUTO 6
  • Continuous Shooting
    Max. approx. 10 fps 7
  • Interval Timer
    No

File Types

  • Still Image Type
    JPEG8
  • Image Size
    4000 x 3000 (4:3)

Recording Pixels / Compression

  • Movie Type
    MP4 (NTSC/PAL)
  • Movie Size
    1920 x 1080 
    29.97/23.98 fps (NTSC), 25.00 fps (PAL) 9
  • Microphone
    Stereo
  • Speaker
    No

Other Features

  • Menu Languages
    31 languages

Connectivity

  • Wired Connectivity
    USB Type-C 10
  • Wireless Connectivity
    Wi-Fi, IEEE802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz 11
    Bluetooth (BLE, V4.2)

Storage

  • Type
    microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC

Software

  • Other
    Compatible with Camera Connect

Power Source

  • Batteries
    Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Battery Life
    Viewing time: Approx. 70 min.
    Number of possible shots: Approx. 150
    Movie shooting time: Approx. 60 min.
  • Power Supply & Battery Chargers
    Can be charged/powered with USB Type-C 12

Accessories

  • Other
    Wrist strap, interface cable, and instruction manual

Physical Specifications

  • Operating Environment
    Temperature: 0˚C - 40˚C
    Humidity: 10 - 90 %
  • Water/Dust-Resistance
    No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    33.4 mm x 50.8 mm x 103.2 mm
  • Weight
    Approx. 145 g 13
  1. "3 step zoom", switchable: 100 → 400 → 800 → 100…
  2. Fixed aperture
  3. Equipped with Optical IS control to improve stills and video shooting, and the appearance when using the EVF. (CIPA standard measurement not possible)
  4. Electronic shutter; during movie recording the camera use shutter speeds between 1/4000 - 1/30 second
  5. At eyepoint approx. 22 mm
  6. AE line similar to sports mode
  7. AF fixed using One-Shot AF
  8. Complies with DCF 2.0 and Exif 2.31
  9. Maximum recording time is 9 min. 59 sec. at one time. During Wi-Fi connection movie recording is not possible.
  10. USB-PD compatible
  11. Movie recording is not possible during Wi-Fi connection.
  12. No charger supplied with the camera. Minimum charging requirement is a USB PD compliant power source providing a minimum of 5V, 1.5A with a USB Type-C output and using the provided USB Type-C to Type-C cable. When shooting video or stills, power is only supplied to camera without charging the internal battery. Charging time with Canon PD-E1 is approx. 1 hour 50 mins.
  13. The product's weight, including a compatible memory card and the built-in battery, based on CIPA guidelines.