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Canon unveils its first smart camera set to transform how families photograph

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Canon Europe today introduces the PowerShot PX, a small, smart and friendly camera, which automatically captures high-quality 11.7MP images and 60p Full HD video. Part of Canon's continued commitment to redefining imaging technology, the PowerShot PX's smart features such as automatic capture of still imagery and video are set to reimagine how families capture memories. With this clever camera, families can enjoy the moment and still capture it, without having to stay behind the lens.

From family photographers to gadget-lovers, this new intuitive camera incorporates smart functionality to document social events and everyday memories. With automatic capture and priority shooting, the PowerShot PX is an innovative addition to the home that complements photographers' existing cameras, and a shining example of Canon's technology algorithm and the forward-thinking features constantly being added to its product line-up.




Live in the moment with your own personal photographer

When you want to capture life's precious moments and be in the shot, the PowerShot PX is ideal - following the action and framing subjects intelligently to capture natural expressions and reactions. Once switched on, the portable PowerShot PX can be placed anywhere around the home to take candid shots of everyday moments, while voice command capabilities allow complete hands-free control to capture still images or dynamic videos.

Thanks to the simple yet portable design, USB-C charging and built-in Wi-Fi - which links to smart devices - the compact PowerShot PX can go anywhere. With intelligent facial recognition features, PowerShot PX uses auto-subject searching to keep loved ones in the frame and capture photos that otherwise might have been missed. Its 19-57 mm focal length range and flexible pan-and-tilt zoom lens offers a broad field of view of 340˚ horizontally and 110˚ vertically to follow the action.

Treasure the everyday
Look back on a digital scrapbook of candid moments with PowerShot PX's iOS and Android app and get recommendations from this clever camera on the strongest shots to keep. These cherished photos and videos are then stored on a memory card for easy upload to a computer. Manually control the camera with the app to compose the perfect shot and capture images from a distance, all without the need to run back and forth to check the device. Families can even customise automatic shooting settings, angle the lens to snap pictures in their own style and select familiar faces within the app to increase priority when shooting. The PowerShot PX can also double as a webcam with the use of the PC webcam utility app.

PowerShot PX Key Features:
  • Automatic capture of stills and video
  • Pan-and-tilt zoom lens, with a range of 340˚ pan and 110˚ tilt and a 19-57 mm (equivalent) zoom lens
  • Recognition technology with the ability to prioritise certain faces
  • Manual control and image management via the Connect app for Mini PTZ Cam
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth make connecting to smartphones and tablets easy

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I know exactly what this looks like....

 
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Looks like a normal PTZ webcam to me.
 
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Heh, bet it requires you to keep your ink topped up in your printer to operate though
Fortunately, it's not made by their printer division.
 
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1/2.3" sensor, can't imagine it'll be very good in low light (where this is primarily going to be used), although the fact that its stationary helps a little.
 
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Fortunately, it's not made by their printer division.
I don't think it's been made by their camera division, if it has they've gone downhill. I can by a webcam for less than $50 with motion tracking, full hd and a 4g sim slot to upload directly to the cloud.

It almost seems that this has been in development for a long time and surrounding tech has already jumped ahead or they are just getting rid of old parts they had laying about in the warehouse.
 
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Not only do you not have to take your own pictures, you don't have to even look at your own pictures, we've got that covered for you too!
 
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Because no family has a phone with a camera...
Not really the same purpose, when you takes pictures with a phone, it's getting more or less staged because people know that you are taking a picture at x moment. Meanwhile that device is meant to ist in the background, being forgoten after a while, and takes pictures that looks more natural because people don't know when they are being photographed.
 
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Does this stop working when you run out of ink too?
 
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Not really the same purpose, when you takes pictures with a phone, it's getting more or less staged because people that you are taking a picture at x moment. Meanwhile that device is meant to ist in the background, being forgoten after a while, and takes pictures that looks more natural because people don't know when they are being photographed.
You wouldn't believe what my hidden cameras have caught!

Does this stop working when you run out of ink too?
I bet there is an integration with the printer.
 
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I don't think it's been made by their camera division, if it has they've gone downhill. I can by a webcam for less than $50 with motion tracking, full hd and a 4g sim slot to upload directly to the cloud.

It almost seems that this has been in development for a long time and surrounding tech has already jumped ahead or they are just getting rid of old parts they had laying about in the warehouse.
But you need to be a tech literate to setup a webcam that will use machine learning and a A.I to decide when to take a picture, and can also take one with vocal commands ;). It's not "a camera that takes and upload photos on the cloud only when you ask it to" it's an autonomous camera that can take pictures without any user input, the A.I can decide when to take a photo, it's not based on a timer that takes a photo each x minute. I agree that it's quite niche and expensive, but there's no cheap solution that can do the same without having extensive knowledge in programming.

That video explain how it actually works :
 

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1/2.3" sensor, can't imagine it'll be very good in low light (where this is primarily going to be used), although the fact that its stationary helps a little.
I guess it depends on how much the subjects are moving. Also I have to say that I'm rather impressed with how well my full-frame mirrorless handles higher ISOs when it comes to noise. I'm sure Canon is doing plenty of noise reduction magic when the images are processed.
 

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This thing is uglier than me, no one would want this around
 
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It has some sort of gladOS vibe...

But either way... this abomination should not exist under Canon brand really... It would be normal for same large players like Ricoh... but not Canon.

It reminds me the Samsung Gear360 abominations I had to repair years ago. The biggest complaint was overheat with those, you could do nothing about it.
 
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