News tagged with "canon"
Thanks to Wim Pollet for spotting that Canon BeBit have posted sample images from their new "entry level" A10 (1.3 megapixel) and A20 (2.1 megapixel) digital cameras. We've not noted this previously and these two cameras are interesting as they mark the trend in "bringing digital cameras to the masses".
We've just posted our review of Canon's Digital IXUS 300 (it's European name, also known as the Powershot S300, Digital ELPH), this ultra-compact digital camera features a stylish stainless steel case, a three times optical zoom lens and a 2.1 megapixel sensor. It has go anywhere features which ensure you'll always have it by your side and the looks to impress even the most staid technophobe, but does it deliver the goods at the end of the day?
Canon have posted new firmware for the Digital IXUS (S100 ELPH), PowerShot G1 and PowerShot Pro90 IS. This firmware addresses several issues with all of the above mentioned cameras. The firmware can be downloaded and user installed by simply placing the firmware update file on a compact flash card and turning on the camera (ensure you're using the AC adapter or a fully charged battery).
PMA 2001: Canon today announced the new Digital IXUS 300, also known as the S300 Digital ELPH (in the US) and the IXY Digital 300 (in Japan). The new IXUS 300 now features a 3x optical zoom lens and the same 2.1 megapixel sensor seen in the first Digital IXUS (sorry, no 3 megapixel IXUS yet...). The Digital IXUS 300 is priced at US$599.
PMA 2001: Canon today announced two new curvey, easy to use and "affordable" digital cameras, the 1.3 megapixel A10 and the 2.1 megapixel A20. Both share the same body design (though slightly different colour), the same 3x zoom lens and the same features. There's even an optional waterproof case which will allow you to use either of these cameras down to a depth of 30 metres. The A10 and A20 are priced at US$399 and US$499 respectively.
PMA 2001: Canon today announced their CP-10 direct connect photo printer, this neat dye-sub printer can be directly connected to Canon's new range of digital cameras (announcements above) for instant prints at 300dpi of up to 86 x 54 mm (3.4 x 2.1 in.) in size. The CP-10 is priecd at US$299. This printer is also being bundled with the new Powershot A10 as the CPK-A10 Kit (at US$699).
Rob at robgalbraith.com has posted more information, for US owners only, of the Canon EOS D-30 "Auto Power Off" fix that we posted last month. Apparently anyone who purchased before February 5, 2001 should contact Canon USA for assistance. As in Japan, it's an in-house repair taking approximately 72 hours.
Another dpreview.com exclusive! A full in-depth review of a production Canon Pro90 IS. We've had this camera since before Christmas and have been busily preparing this review to coincide with the cameras announcement today. Canon's flagship PowerShot has a 10x optical stabilised lens, 2.6 megapixel resolution and a TTL electronic viewfinder.. but how does it measure up in real life?
CES 2001: Today, Canon announce the sucessor to their ever popular Pro 70, the all new Pro90 IS, featuring the previously announced 10x optical stabilised lens, 2.6 megapixels of resolution and an electronic TTL viewfinder the Pro90 is a feature packed and attractive offering. We have the pictures, press release and specifications.
Neil Turner, Contributing Editor has written a lengthy second look at the Canon EOS-D30. Neil had the D30 for three days, in which time he used it for pretty much all of his professional shooting. "Quite simply I have substituted the D30 for one of my DCS520s for the past few days, and it has been my main camera at all times. Obviously, I have no control over where the paper sends me so the D30 hasn't had it's assignments chosen to suit it at all. I have amassed three pages of handwritten notes and there are a million thoughts going through my brain, so here goes."
Rob Galbraith has published his appraisal of Canon's EOS-D30 from a photojournalists point of view, Rob introduces the article, "D30 image quality is top-notch and 550EX flash photography is a breeze. But the camera may not be the best choice for peak action sports. This article looks at some of the Canon EOS D30's main strengths and weaknesses, and includes 14 full-resolution photos."
Swedish Telecoms equipment maker Ericsson said it had signed an agreement with Canon Inc on the transfer of digital images from camera to mobile devices. "The technology will enable simple, fast and reliable transfer of images from digital cameras to wireless devices as well as to other consumers or the Internet,'' Ericsson said in a statement.
Dave over at Imaging-Resource has been busy with Canon's latest prosumer digital camera, the PowerShot G1. "...the Canon PowerShot G1 a great option for novice consumers who want a camera with room to grow, and the RAW data file format and RemoteCapture computer-control capabilities should also entice more advanced digicam consumers..."
Canon are currently showing this small digital camera / printer combination device at the Canon Expo 2000 which is currently open in Paris. The little camera takes proprietary Ink/Paper Packs and produces credit-card sized prints. Thanks to Steves-Digicams for putting us on the trail of this news article.
Following Michael Reichmann's recent comparison of JPEG and RAW I decided that this issue needed properly exploring in our EOS-D30 review. So, I've now evaluated JPEG vs. RAW for the EOS-D30 at all ISO sensitivities. My findings? That up to ISO 400 there's little to choose between the two (other than the added flexibility of RAW), however at ISO 800 and 1600 the noise appears to cause some JPEG hue errors and thus it's better to shoot RAW at these high sensitivities.