[CES 2013] Cameras are usually rectangular-shaped, or at least for the most part, but it looks like Canon wants to shake things up a bit with the recently announced PowerShot N, which you can see from the image above has been designed in a square body, and unsurprisingly given its rather unique design, Canon is aiming this particular camera that photographers who want to shoot photos from interesting angles. This is possible thanks to the PowerShot N’s tilting touchscreen display, allowing to get down on the ground or up in the air and frame your shots more easily.
The PowerShot N will also rely on an interesting lens ring system which when twisted will activate the zoom function, while a second lens ring will act as a shutter release button, allowing you to operate the camera in various positions. The camera also comes with built-in WiFi, allowing the transfer of photos to smartphones or tablets, or even social networking sites in a short amount of time. The added GPS feature will allow you to share the location of where you took your photos from as well. Other features include a 12.1MP CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 5 processor, Full HD video capture and filters for some post-processing fun. Priced at $299.99, the Canon PowerShot N will go on sale in April later this year. [Press release]