Canon released a new product: the PowerShot PICK Active Tracking PTZ Camera. The PowerShot Pick is an AI-powerded concept camera that offers a hands-free solution for capturing candid photos and videos automatically.
The PowerShot PICK will be available for an estimated retail price of $499.99. Shipping is currently scheduled to begin late summer 2022.
Preorders are live: B&H Photo | Adorama.
Many of us find that capturing content can interrupt the moment, resulting in a forced posed look. The PowerShot PICK can be the solution. Its face-detecting and tracking technology helps ensure that smiles and more can be detected, when set up through the corresponding app, and the PowerShot PICK will automatically move its camera to capture it all.
Previously, the product saw great success with a leading crowdfunding platform in Japan. Due to that success, Canon collaborated with Indiegogo, a similar platform in the United States, which now leads to the official introduction of the PowerShot PICK in the United States.
Canon PowerShot PICK Features
- Pan, Tilt, Zoom capability
- Webcam function
- 1/2.3″ 11.7MP CMOS image sensor
- 3x 19-57mm optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent)
- Maximum aperture of F2.8
- Built-in image stabilization
- Pans 170 Degree in both directions and tilts 110 Degree
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- Records to a microSD card (included)
The PowerShot PICK requires the MiniPTZ mobile app for compatible iOS, iPadOS, and Android devices. The app includes capabilities like configuration settings, manual remote control of the camera1, automatically generated highlight videos (iOS only), and the ability to browse through and select favorite moments for download.
The PowerShot PICK is also a great way to capture your next social media post or home video. Whether you want to film a cooking tutorial or dance video, the PICK can easily record them. The PowerShot PICK is equipped with select voice commands. Let’s say you want to record a dance video. Say, “Hello PICK, record a video!” It’s as easy as that. The PICK is compact and convenient. Lightweight and battery powered, this product is great for everyone who wants to easily capture candid photos and videos almost anywhere.