Canon rumored to release an AI-powered PowerShot camera

Rumor has it, Canon is preparing to release a PowerShot camera that is powered by AI. Canon has been showing an AI-powered lens for a while now, so this rumor has some validity to it.

Right now, there’s no confirmed name for the mystery camera. Canon Rumors, where the rumor was first reported, referred to the camera as the PowerShot AI. So, we’ll use that terminology for the time being.

Has an AI-powered PowerShot camera been in the works?

Canon first showed an AI-powered camera at the Photography Show in the United Kingdom. The next instance was at last year’s CES. They called it an “intelligent compact camera.” However, the camera Canon showed didn’t have the standard look and build of a PowerShot camera. So, it’s not fully known if the PowerShot AI is this camera. It could be built with the same AI-technology as the camera shown.

It makes sense that Canon would want to develop an AI-powered PowerShot camera. For the most part, the PowerShot line is intended for beginner video enthusiasts. Having the system run by AI allows users to capture events with everyone in the shot without having to adjust the camera’s framing. Additionally, Canon Rumors speculates the camera will have the ability to respond to voice commands.

Speculated specs

  • 12mp 1/2.3 inch CMOS Sensor
  • 19-57mm 35mm equivalent zoom lens (4x zoom)
  • Pans 170 degrees
  • Tilt of 110 degrees
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Waterproofing
  • Battery life of about 2.5 hours
  • Records data to microSD
  • USB-C Port
  • Both Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity

Release timeline

As of now, there’s no release date or info about its price. Once we know more, if there are more official announcements on this rumor, we’ll be sure to let you know. So make sure that you stay tuned. Still, this is just a rumor, so there’s a possibility that there is never any announcement from Canon. We all just have to see what happens.

Image courtesy: CanonWatch

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

Related Content