Three years is a long time for any product to hang around, especially when the technology changes as rapidly as it does for digital cameras. So before moving on to Canon's latest marvel, the EOS 5D Mark II, let's take a moment to appreciate how well the EOS 5D filled the needs of burst-indifferent professionals and deep-pocketed prosumers.
Right. Time to move on now. Though it's always had a big fan base, 5D users have nonetheless been itching for more, and the successor Canon delivers, the EOS 5D Mark II, will likely be a must-have upgrade, especially for the wedding photography crowd for whom the 5D is a workhorse. And with many of the imaging components of the 1Ds Mark III (and a later version of the image-processing engine, Digic 4) for a price tag $5,000 lower, it's sure to be an attractive alternative.… Read more
We've seen stock images of the Lumix DMC-G1, but just how small is this camera that's the first in the world to use the new Micro Four Thirds Standard? Panasonic and Olympus (which jointly developed the new imaging format) have mentioned that this new system will shrink the size of dSLR-like cameras to make them more portable.
According to its specifications sheet, the DMC-G1 measures 124mm x 83.6mm x 45.2mm (about 4.9 inches x 3.3 inches x 1.8 inches), but nothing speaks louder than images.
Flickr user Luc Saint-Elie has posted several images … Read more
Jobo AG, purveyors of digital-imaging accouterments, announced availability of a GPS receiver for a digital camera's hot shoe. Dubbed photoGPS, the $159 device captures raw GPS data and time and stores the info to its 128MB of internal memory (that holds up to 1,000 locations).
Included software can then be used to match the receiver's recorded data to photos transferred to a Windows or Mac computer (though the Mac version won't be available till the end of 2008). Jobo also set up a PhotoGPS server that works with the software for calculating locations and geotagging images … Read more
Though it's long been a player in the megazoom market, Canon has tended to lag behind in lens lengths. With the replacement to the PowerShot S5 IS, it looks like that, as well as the model naming, is about to change. The PowerShot SX10 IS jumps to 20x zoom from the S5's 12x and takes the market lead in zoom reach.
Here's how it stacks up to the competition:Canon PowerShot S5 IS Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Olympus SP-570 UZ Resolution 8 megapixels 10 megapixels 10 megapixels 10 megapixels Sensor size 1/2.… Read more
Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G1 offers interchangeable lenses, Nikon's CoolPix P6000 provides GPS--the feature sets on enthusiast compact cameras are all over the place these days. So, should we be disappointed that the whizziest new feature of Canon's PowerShot G10 is its almost-15-megapixel resolution?
First, the basics:Canon PowerShot G9 Canon PowerShot G10 Nikon Coolpix P6000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Resolution 12 megapixels 14.7 megapixels 13.5 megapixels 10 megapixels Sensor size 1/1.7-inch 1/1.7-inch 1/1.7-inch 1/1.63-inch Lens (35mm equivalent) f2.8-4.8 35-210mm (6x) f2.8-4.5 28-140mm (5x) f2.… Read more
The most exciting thing about the new Canon PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH camera is that it's an update to the really popular SD870 IS. However, that doesn't mean Canon didn't try to improve on its past success.
The new model features the company's latest DIGIC 4 image processor, a 10-megapixel resolution, 4x, 28-112mm-equivalent wide-angle lens, 3.0-inch LCD, and optical image stabilization.
Oddly enough, I kinda like the look of the back of the camera more than the front. Especially the control layout and the convex buttons.
Available in two-tone gold and brown and black … Read more
After all the "leaks" and hype, the long-awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark II is finally official. Here are the highlights:21-megapixel full-frame sensor 1,920x1,080-pixel video at 30fps Maximum ISO 25600 Digic 4 image processor 3.9fps burst unlimited JPEG/14 raw with UDMA card 15-point AF 920,000-dot 3-inch LCD Live View
I'll post a more meaningful analysis and comparison later today. The EOS 5D Mark II is slated to ship in November for a body-only price of $2,699 or in a kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens for $3,… Read more
The Canon PowerShot SD990 IS replaces the SD950 IS, which we thought pushed limits with its 12 megapixels. Canon obviously thought different, opting to drive the PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH up to 14.7 megapixels. That's a lot of resolution for a camera that's still small enough to fit in a shirt pocket.
Along with a sporty new design, the SD990 IS uses Canon's latest image processor, DIGIC 4. The processor is apparently what we can thank for Servo AF, "a form of continuous focus tracking for moving subjects," as well as Intelligent Contrast … Read more
Sorry, it's the "world's first consumer-available wireless picture frame featuring innovative Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology" actually. That's right, it's a 7.6-inch, backlight-free, OLED-panel digital picture frame with built-in wireless for just less than $1,000.
On the upside (yes, I consider a $999 price tag a downside), Kodak's Wi-Fi technology allows you to access pictures, video, and music stored on PCs throughout your home, as well as connect to online photo- and video-sharing sites (like Kodak Gallery, and Kodak partners Flickr and FrameChannel), and Internet content portals for news, weather, … Read more