Canon releases its first compact laser rangefinder with built-in camera to help golfers take their game to the next level

Canon announces the PowerShot GOLF – a nimble and advanced laser golf rangefinder with camera function, designed to help every player from amateurs to pros perfect their score.

The new product marks a first foray from Canon into the world of golf accessories, bringing together advanced rangefinding capabilities with visual imaging technology for maximum benefit. The pocket-sized PowerShot GOLF gives fast and accurate distance readings anywhere on the course while allowing golfers to document their round with its easy-to-use camera.

Fast, pinpoint readings every time

The PowerShot GOLF delivers accurate readings fast. Its high-precision laser and pin-locking function target the closest object when multiple subjects are detected.

With the crystal-clear bright optics with 6x optical and extra digital magnification capabilities in an extremely small form factor, golfers can visually assess the course in greater detail, perfect for improving handicaps at new and familiar courses alike.

Utilising 12x digital magnification, golfers can get a closer look at flags, greens, bunkers and other key hazards, providing a comprehensive view of the course and helping them formulate their strategies to make better decisions about what club to use.

Powerful but pocketable

The PowerShot GOLF is lightweight and compact and can fit into any pocket for easy portability between shots, so users needn’t worry about convenience. Even better, it is water-resistant to IPX4 standards for use on rainy days.

As one of the lightest rangefinders on the market, it’s suitable for all golfing occasions and features a built-in rechargeable battery that will last and can be conveniently topped up anywhere via its USB-C port.

Pick the right club

The PowerShot GOLF allows golfers to master the course and pick the perfect club for every shot with its precise, reliable distance readings. These include elevation-adjusted distances when using the optional Slope Mode.

Slope Mode factors in elevation changes, giving a more comprehensive view of the course. It calculates "plays like" distances, providing crucial data for making informed club selections with confidence.

Record and improve

Golfers can capture pictures and videos of specific holes with superimposed distance information on the golf course. This feature allows them to create a personal course diary, complete with voice memos to record a break down of every shot.

In the event of disputes or questions about rule compliance, golfers can use the camera to document their lie, the position of their ball, or any obstacles in their path. This visual evidence can help settle disagreements and maintain the integrity of the game.

The built-in camera is ideal for capturing stills and video, perfect for documenting those unforgettable moments, to remember a breathtaking course, for educational purposes, to track progress or even to share a winning swing on social media.

Superb optics

The product’s high-quality optics, bright electronic viewfinder, and Image Stabilizer technology ensure a steady, clear and detailed view of the golf course.

This steadiness can lead to more accurate distance measurements, especially when trying to pinpoint targets, such as flags or hazards, at a distance.

Stay within the rules

With tournament season on the horizon, the PowerShot GOLF is approved as conforming to the Rules of Golf. Players can easily comply with tournament regulations with the ability to turn off Slope Mode, complete with a flashing blue light to reassure players that the user is playing fair.

The Recommended price (including VAT) for Canon PowerShot GOLF is 389 euro and sales start will be in August 2024.

Additional information, Product Intelligence Professional Olli Turtiainen, olli.turtiainen@canon.fi, tel. +358 40 7716226

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Key product specifications for the Canon PowerShot GOLF:

Vibration function1
Rangefinder vibrates to confirm measurement

Pin-lock
Closest object is measured if multiple subjects are detected

Slope Mode2
Measure slope-adjusted distance

Tournament legal
Slope Mode can be turned off for rule compliance

Still and video camera3
11MP stills and Full HD video

Water-resistant design4
IPX4 standards for weather protection

Magnification5
View equivalent to 6x (12x when using digital zoom)

Fast measurement6
Approx. 0.8 seconds

Sīkāka informācija

Canon PowerShot GOLF
  1. Can be switched ON or OFF from the menu. Does not vibrate during movie recording.
  2. Measurement accuracy is ±1.0 yd (±0.91 m) under 100 yd (91 m) and ±2.0 yd (±1.83 m) beyond 100 yd (91 m). Straight-line measurement, based on Canon testing standards. The PowerShot GOLF is a basic rangefinder; measurement results should not be used for official records or the like.
  3. 59 sec. maximum recording time per movie.
  4. While the rangefinder features water-resistant elements, this does not completely prevent water droplets from entering the product. Terminal cover must be securely closed to maintain water resistance.
  5. Utilizing 12x digital magnification results in lower image quality when equivalent to approximately 820mm, attributed to the use of digital zoom.
  6. Based on Canon testing standards.