We spent a short time with the new Canon Powershot N and found that though it’s a little different to use because of the square body, it’s pretty fun at the same time. As a full-time camera, the cute gimmicky form factor is definitely limiting but as a little secondary camera? Definitely a good time.
The camera feels chintzy (because of the flip up screen) but it’s light and easily pocketable. Taking a shot by pushing the lens down is fun though trying to zoom by twisting the dial accidentally fired away. I’m sure with a few more tries, you can easily get it down.
Running through the touchscreen isn’t exactly Speedy Gonzalez-fast but wasn’t too frustrating. The battery died midway through our hands on so we couldn’t get a full handle on everything. But as cute as it looks, we’d still need a bit more convincing that the square camera accessory is worth the £269.