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Canon PowerShot ZOOM Review Rundown

CanonPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 53%
  • Small, compact design
  • Optical zoom for distant subjects
  • Built-in viewfinder
  • Good battery life
  • Image and video quality lag behind smartphones


Canon's PowerShot Zoom is a new concept for a compact camera. In a compact package, it offers telephoto range up to 800mm full-frame equivalent, with stills and video capabilities. It's more useful than a smartphone for catching shots of the local fauna and outdoor sports.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The PowerShot Zoom uses a much smaller image sensor, a 1/3-inch-class chip with 12MP resolution. The small sensor and the lens' modest aperture (f/5.6 at 100mm and f/6.3 at 400mm) limit you to using it in daylight. The Zoom doesn't have a tripod socket, but will sit level on a flat surface.
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  • Sleek, compact design
  • Good image quality
  • Built-in remote viewfinder
  • Image quality isn't great for distant subjects
  • No tripod socket


Sentiment Score[*] 45%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The PowerShot Zoom uses a tiny 1/3in sensor and has an ISO 100-3200 range fixed to auto. Scenes and menus are viewed through the 2.36MP EVF. The lens offers 4-axis stabilization, which is effective even for video capture. Poor focusing is not only a pain for making pictures, but for clear viewing too.
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  • Good image quality
  • Easy to use
  • Compact design
  • Poor autofocus
  • No tripod mount


Sentiment Score[*] 51%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
Canon's PowerShot Zoom can take photos at 100mm and 400mm, and digital zoom at 800mm. The zoom range is impressive, but there's a general lack of sharpness and definition. The camera also has optical image stabilization, but Canon did not specify to the number of stops.
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  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy to hold
  • Good image stabilization
  • No tripod mount
  • No telephoto lens


1. ^ Canon PowerShot Zoom Review. pcmag. 2020-11-25 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Canon PowerShot Zoom review. techradar. 2020-11-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Canon PowerShot Zoom review (hands on). tomsguide. 2020-10-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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