News tagged with "canon"

Canon A20 and IXUS 300 reviews updated

We've just posted slight updates to our Canon PowerShot A20 and IXUS 300 (S300 ELPH) reviews, with the addition of the WP-DC200 and WP-DC100 waterproof cases for the A20 and IXUS 300 respectively. We've also updated the A20 review with the various accessories available for this camera. Both waterproof cases are built to a very high quality level and are waterproof to 30 m (100 ft).

Comments 0 Published: Apr 25, 2001 at 04:00
Just posted! Canon PowerShot A20 review

We've just posted our full, in-depth review of Canon's entry level PowerShot A20. Fitted out with a 2 megapixel CCD and 3x optical zoom lens the A20 is aimed at the novice buyer on a budget who doesn't want to compromise on image quality. The A20 can also be directly connected to the CP-10 Card Photo Printer (reviewed recently). The A20 enters the fiercely competitve end of the market which has received a number of new entrants in the last few months.

Comments 0 Published: Apr 24, 2001 at 04:00
Just posted! Canon CP-10 Photo Printer review

The Canon CP-10 is a rather unique dye sub printer, it connects directly to compatible Canon digital cameras (currently A10, A20 and IXUS 300) and supports printing of single images or batches (using DPOF selection) directly from the camera. Although the prints are only card sized (86 x 54 mm; 3.4 x 2.1 in) they're high quality and glossy coated. Design isn't something that was ignored with the CP-10 and it wears a trendy semi-transparent blue case.

Comments 0 Published: Apr 19, 2001 at 04:00
Canon release 3.6.1 TWAIN drivers

Canon has today released version 3.6.1 of their TWAIN drivers, these are compatible with the S10, S20, S100, S300, EOS-D30, G1, Pro 90 IS, A10 and A20. These updated drivers have improved speed for RAW file conversion as well as a new standalone utility (RawConverter) for converting from .CRW (Canon RAW) to TIFF. Drivers are available for Windows 95/98/98 SE/Me/2000 and Mac OS 8.1+. UPDATE: 3.6.1 drivers pulled.

Comments 0 Published: Apr 10, 2001 at 04:00
Canon USA Spring Offers

Canon USA has today announced new spring offers on their range of cameras, lenses, binoculars and camcorders. Of most interest to readers of this site are the free 340 MB Microdrive with the EOS-D30 Digital SLR.

Comments 0 Published: Apr 6, 2001 at 04:00
Apr3 reviews Canon Pro 90 IS have the Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS in their review lab, here's what they say about it "In view of the fact that the Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS and the Olympus C-2100 Ultra Zoom use one and the same lens, it's difficult not to draw a comparison between the two cameras... The deciding factor when buying a camera is more likely to be the price: the Olympus C-2100 Ultra Zoom recently slipped below the 1,000 EUR price limit; many will question whether the Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS can justify its disproportionately high price of 1,500 EUR even in view of the overall camera package."
Comments 0 Published: Apr 3, 2001 at 04:00
Canon demos Micro Bubble Jet camera

CeBIT 2001: More instant prints! Canon have today shown their prototype digital camera with a built in bubble jet printer, this little unit (far smaller than simiilar attempts by Fujifilm and Polaroid) features a 1.3 megapixel CCD has a 2 x optical zoom lens and can store directly to CompactFlash as well as producing credit card sized prints.

Comments 0 Published: Mar 28, 2001 at 04:00
Canon PowerShot A10 & A20 samples

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".

Comments 0 Published: Mar 28, 2001 at 04:00
Just posted! Canon Digital IXUS 300 review

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?

Comments 0 Published: Mar 21, 2001 at 04:00
Steve's Digicams Canon S300 first look
Steve over at Steves-Digicams has posted his first look at the Canon Powershot S300 Digital ELPH. Here's what he says about it (so far): "This is truly a "pocket size" camera that weighs a scant 8.5 ounces.......The S300 is only slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes!"
Comments 0 Published: Mar 18, 2001 at 04:00
Mar10 posts review of Canon G1 have the Canon PowerShot G1 in their review lab, here's what they say about it "The Canon PowerShot G1 left us with mixed feelings... we welcome the extremely useful colour LCD screen with its ability to turn and swivel... lithium-ion battery; and the very quick response times.. On the negative side the camera lacks up-to-date exposure metering and autofocus controls."
Comments 0 Published: Mar 10, 2001 at 04:00
Canon post new firmware

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).

Comments 0 Published: Feb 27, 2001 at 04:00
Canon Digital IXUS 300 (S300 Digital ELPH)

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.

Comments 0 Published: Feb 12, 2001 at 04:00
Canon PowerShot A10 & A20

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.

Comments 0 Published: Feb 12, 2001 at 04:00
Canon CP-10 direct connect photo printer

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).

Comments 0 Published: Feb 12, 2001 at 04:00
Canon D30 Auto Power Off Fix (Update)

Rob at 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.

Comments 0 Published: Feb 6, 2001 at 04:00
Canon D30 Auto Power Off Fix (Update)

Thanks to forums poster Antonio Lagana we now have some more details of the fix. Heres what he said, "I just talked to a Canon service center here in Japan and here's some additional information concerning this fix...."

Comments 0 Published: Jan 30, 2001 at 04:00
Canon D30 Auto Power Off Fix

Well in Japan anyway. It looks as though Canon have a fix for the EOS-D30 "Auto Power Off" problem that has been affecting some users. They have issued a list of service centers that users can return their cameras to, so it may not be too long before it makes it's way to the US and Europe.

Comments 0 Published: Jan 29, 2001 at 04:00
Updated Canon drivers

Canon have just posted updated TWAIN drivers, for both serial and USB connections plus a mac photoshop plugin, for a number of their cameras including the S10, S20, S100 (IXUS/ELPH), G1, Pro90 IS and EOS-D30. They are dated 1/18/2001 and are version 3.5.

Comments 0 Published: Jan 20, 2001 at 04:00
Exclusive Canon Pro90 IS review!

Another 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?

Comments 0 Published: Jan 6, 2001 at 04:00