Yes, you are not seeing things. That image above is in fact a square camera. Meet Canon’s new PowerShot N, the most unique entry to their line of point-and-shoot cameras. The PowerShot N is unique because there is no wrong or right way to hold it. This particular camera is only 30mm thin so it’s pretty easy to stuff down your pockets or bag and boasts a tiltable 2.8-inch, 461k-dot capacitive touchscreen.
It uses a 8x zoom 28mm f/3-5.9 lens that utilizes a unique way to shoot pictures, via two rings on the barrel of the lens. One of the rings is used to toggle the zoom on the camera while the other is used as the shutter release. The heart of the Powershot N is a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor with Canon’s DIGIC 5 processor.
The PowerShot N is positioned as a camera that’s a step above your smartphone, and such boasts some integrated WiFi capabilities that allow you to share your images as soon as you capture them. Because of the way it’s built, the PowerShot N uses a microSD card to store images and pictures, as well as video. Speaking of video, the PowerShot N is capable of recording full 1080p video and even has an integrated LED flash in it. You can also expect the PowerShot N to have multiple shooting modes and creative modes as well. The PowerShot N will hit different markets come April and will have an expected street price of $299.99. No word on how much this baby will cost when it reaches our shores.