Golf players rejoice! There is a new technology gadget for you that can now help you elevate your golf game! Introducing Canon’s New Image Recording Rangefinder – PowerShot GOLF! This is Canon’s venture into laser rangefinder market, this gold rangefinder is capable of recording videos and images on the green.

“At Canon, we are continuously striving to create innovative products to fulfil the needs of various users. Designed with golfers in mind, the PowerShot GOLF combines a range finder with the ability to take photos and videos. As a compact, water-resistant unit that can be operated with one hand, the PowerShot GOLF will be a useful tool for those looking to enrich their golfing experience.” said David Yeo, Senior Marketing Manager of Consumer Business, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore.

Golf ball on the lawn

Improve Your Technique with Measurement and Performance Analysis

While the PowerShot GOLF is packed with the latest features found on many rangefinders, it has the added advantage of photo and video recording capabilities. With a few steps, users can capture photos or videos with superimposed measured yardage data. These provide comprehensive information for users to evaluate and improve one’s technique.

In addition to straight-line measurement, the PowerShot GOLF has a slope mode that measures and displays slope-adjusted distances. This feature will help users determine the distance to hit and which golf club to use when elevation changes make it challenging to judge the distance. The pin-locking function targets the closest subject for range finding when multiple subjects are detected. If the measurement button is half-pressed, the continuous range finding function activates the laser continuously. When used in conjunction, the features help ensure that the yardage is measured to the flagpole and not the trees behind it.

Clear Details of Distant Targets

The high-quality 2.36 million-dot OLED EVF provides a clear view of the scene, complete with information overlay and a 60-fps refresh rate. This supports a close-up view that allows users to survey faraway target areas carefully before hitting the ball. The field of view starts from equivalent to 410mm on a full-frame camera and goes up to 820mm equivalent with the 2x digital zoom. The rangefinder also comes with optical image stabilisation that keeps the target steadily in sight for users.

Designed for Convenience on the Green

Compact and lightweight, the PowerShot GOLF is ergonomic with well-placed buttons, giving users quick and intuitive one-handed access to functions on the field. Its IPX4 water resistance rating means that users can utilise it even in light rain. It can be easily charged via its USB-C port and uses the MicroSD card as memory media, making it convenient for data transfer.

Pricing and Availability

The pricing and availability of the PowerShot GOLF will be advised at a later date.

Technical Specifications

Camera Model

PowerShot GOLF

Laser Rangefinder

Monocular camera-equipped telescopic laser rangefinder

Laser Classification

IEC 60825-1: Class 1 laser product

FDA 21 CFR Part 1040.10: Class I laser product

Laser Measurement Range

Approx. 6.4 – 732m (to object measured), Slope correction measurement available.

Laser Measurement Speed

Approx. 0.8secs



Available (Holding down the measure button halfway fires the laser for up to approx. 8secs)


Available (vibrate when measurement is complete)

Image Sensor Camera Effective Pixels

Effective sensor size: 1/3 inch CMOS

Camera effective pixels: Max approx. 11.0 megapixels

Metering System

Center-weighted average metering using image sensor

Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)


Image Stabilizer (IS) System

Lens-shift type

Effective ISO

100 – 3200

Max Shutter Speed

1/8000 – 1/30 set automatically

Movie Recording Size

Full HD (30/25/24 fps) (1920×1080)

Maximum Recording Time Per Clip


Recording Media

Single Card Slot (microSD/microSDHC*/microSDXC*)

*UHS-I cards supported

Power Supply

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

USB Charging / Optional Power

USB Power Adapter PD-E1 or adapter with output capacity of 5V/1A or more


Approx. 31.0mm x 58.9mm x 91.2mm


Approx. 151g (incl. battery and card)

* Information and picture courtesy of Canon Singapore and Gloo *

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