Shots are once again limited to a resolution of around 12-megapixels (11.8MP, to be exact) with video recorded at 1080P at 60FPS. And on a full charge, the PowerShot PX can run for anywhere from two to five hours depending on how shutter-happy it decides it needs to be. It can share images to a smartphone through a mobile app when connected to a wifi network, which also allows the PX to be remotely operated when a user wants to deliberately capture a specific moment.
Canon promises the PowerShot PX will autonomously follow the action around it, looking for not only human movement but also waiting for ideal poses and facial expressions before it snaps a shot. It’s reminiscent of the many wearable life-blogging cameras we’ve seen over the years, but minus the wearable part. As gimmicky as it may seem, being autonomous does mean that the PX frees up everyone to actually be in the shots it snaps, instead of requiring one person to be the designated photographer and end up excluded from most photos, except for extended arm selfies. But, $500 is a bit steep for a 12MP camera when Canon’s cheaper point-and-shoots even offer more resolution, although it is on par with what most smartphone cameras are now capable of.