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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Canon Announces Powershot G12

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:24 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1009/1...412canong12.asp

"Canon has launched the PowerShot G12 premium compact, successor to PowerShot G11 released last year. Inheriting most of the core features of the G11..."

Canon today announced two compacts, and the first is the G12, successor to the G11. While mostly a minor update, there are some nice additions, starting with a front command dial, making the G12 a two dial camera, which is much faster to operate (incidentally like the recently announced lookalike Nikon P7000). There's a new 2.8" HVGA LCD on a swivel arm, and the camera now records 720p videos at 24 FPS. Like all of Canon's new compacts, built-in HDR is available (shudder) The megapixel count and lens remain unchanged, at 10 megapixels with a 5x zoom lens at 28-140/2.8-4.5 equivalent. The camera will be available next month for US$499.

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Canon Announces Powershot SX30IS

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:23 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1009/1...91411sx30is.asp

"Canon has announced the PowerShot SX30 IS superzoom digital compact, successor to the the SX20 IS. Compared to its predecessor, it features a 24-840mm equivalent wide-angle 35x zoom lens (as opposed to the SX20's 28-560mm equiv.), a slightly larger 2.7" articulated LCD and a 14.1Mp sensor."

Canon's new SX30 superzoom has some design cues that remind me of a EOS 1 series camera, and it's not bad looking at all. The camera now sports a 14 megapixel and a 35x zoom lens. Before anyone gets excited about the incredible "zoom" (which is usually used wrongly for narrow field-of-view) they can achieve, the 35x is achieved courtesy of the lens starting at 24mm instead of 28mm like much of the competition. This places its telephoto capabilities equal to the 30x Olympus SP800UZ. Other new additions include a new 2.7" LCD, the ability to quickly choose from one of three focal lengths (handy when you've all that range to choose from), and now uses lithium batteries. It records video at 720p at 30 FPS, and uses piezo-electric motors for both focusing and zooming. The camera will be available some time end of the month at US$429. Picture of the camera's back after the break.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Canon Launches a Trio of Powershots

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 04:30 PM

http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/newsroom...tPress&pid=1021

"MISSISSAUGA, ON, August 19, 2010 - Furtherelevating the “Power” in PowerShot, Canon Canada, a leader in digital imaging, today announced three new high-performance PowerShot cameras - the PowerShot S95, the SD4500 IS and the SX130 IS Digital cameras. These cameras achieve photographic brilliance with Canon’s HS (High Sensitivity) SYSTEM for improved low-light shooting in the S95 and SD4500 IS cameras, High Definition (HD) video recording, High Dynamic Range (HDR) in the S95 camera and a more intelligent Smart AUTO mode, among a range of others."

Canon has announced a trio of new compacts, led by the Powershot S95. The update to the year old S90 does not add much. The main feature is the ability to shoot videos in 720p at 24 FPS. The other main addition is the ability to do in-camera HDR, not too dissimilar to what Sony compacts have been doing lately. The S95 retains the S90's 10 megapixel resolution, fast f/2.0 to not-so-fast f/4.9 28-105mm equivalent lens with improved image stabilisation. It's not much of an update, so if you have a S90, don't worry about your camera being obsolete. The other two cameras are featured after the break.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Digital Photography Review Does a Super Zoom Roundup

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q11...superzoomgroup/

"It's now more than a year since we published our last superzoom group test and despite the hype surrounding mirrorless system cameras such as Micro Four Thirds or the Sony NEX, and the fact that entry level DSLRs are becoming more and more affordable, superzoom cameras are as popular with consumers as ever. It is easy to see why. The combination of a large zoom range from wideangle to super telephoto, DSLR-like ergonomics and an attractive price point guarantee that these cameras appeal to a very broad audience."

Following up on their travel zoom roundup, Digital Photography Review has released one on the travel zoom's big brothers; the super zoom cameras. As mentioned, despite mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras being the new must-have for manufacturers, the appeal of such "bridge" cameras still lies in their versatility at a low cost. This time round, the winners are not so surprising. Still, I can't imagine going back to using thumbnail-sized sensors in my cameras!


Monday, June 28, 2010

Budget Camera Shootout - Eight Cameras Tested at Digital Camera Resource Page

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 06:43 AM

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/2...camera-shootout

"For many years now, the trend on this website has been to review the more expensive, cutting-edge cameras. Not only do those cameras capture my interest -- they are what the majority of DCRP readers are curious about, as well. Recently, I was reminded by a reader that I wasn't giving enough attention to entry-level cameras. These cameras may be boring to tech enthusiasts, but let's face it, millions of them are sold every year to regular folks who want something easy-to-use that takes decent photos."

Jeff Keller of the Digital Camera Resource Page has done a nice roundup of eight budget digital cameras. As digital cameras becomes more commoditised, reviews tend to become fewer and fewer, especially in the budget section, where unfortunately it is an area where it's likely to be a big segment of consumers who will likely need some help in making their choices. So if you know of anyone who's just looking for a cheap, no-frills camera that won't let them down, send them over to this roundup.


Friday, June 25, 2010

Samsung WB650, Kodak Z981 and Canon SX210 Reviewed

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:00 AM

Here's a trio of reviews of superzoom cameras, including one of the winner's of dpreview's travel zoom round up, the Samsung WB650. PhotographyBLOG reviews it, and like dpreview, came away pretty impressed by it. Between this and the Samsung EX1/TL500, it seems that Samsung's slowly creeping in as a viable brand for digital cameras. Hopefully they can keep the momentum going in this very tight market.

More cameras after the read link.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bob Atkins Reviews The Canon Powershot G11

Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.bobatkins.com/photograph...11_review1.html

"I don't do a lot of P&S digicam reviews here, but the Canon Powershot G11 is interesting for a number of reasons. First Canon made the rather bold decision to lower the pixel count from 14.7MP in the G10 to 10MP in the G11. This runs pretty much counter to the industry practice of cramming ever more pixels onto the sensor, no matter what it does to the ultimate image quality. Second, the Canon Powershot G series has long been held up as a leader in P&S type digicams and G series cameras have been used by many photojournalists who want to shoot digital but for one reason or another can't use a DSLR. The G11 boast a "low light" mode with ISO settings up to 12800. That's pushing things even for a DSLR, so I was interested in just how a digicam with a tiny sensor (and tiny pixels) can do in low light. "

It's expected that when a manufacturer releases a new generation of a camera, it has even more pixels that it's predecessor.  More is better after all, right? It's interesting then that Canon decided to buck the trend with it's Powershot G11, and actually reduce the number of pixels from 14.7MP in the G10, to 10MP in the G11.  Take a look at the review to see whether Bob Atkins thinks this has been a good move by Canon or not.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Turn Your Canon Point-and-Shoot Into a Super-Camera

Posted by Tim Williamson in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 03:00 AM

http://lifehacker.com/387380/turn-y...-a-super+camera

"If you're using a consumer grade point-and-shoot Canon digital camera, you've got hardware in hand that can support advanced features way beyond what shipped in the box. With the help of a free, open source project called CHDK, you can get features like RAW shooting mode, live RGB histograms, motion-detection, time-lapse, and even games on your existing camera. Let's transform your point-and-shoot into a super camera just by adding a little special sauce to its firmware."



Ever since I bought a Canon PowerShot SD870 IS, I've been a little disappointed that Canon didn't offer "advanced" features such as the ability to manually set the aperture and shutter speed (you'd think a $300 camera would have these features). But it looks like my disappointment can finally come to an end now that I've discovered CHDK! CHDK (which stands for Canon Hacker's Development Kit) adds manual aperture and shutter speed settings, plus about a thousand (not really) other features. Plus for those of you worried about messing up your factory ROM, don't worry about it, CHDK doesn't overwrite your current firmware. It loads onto a memory card and you choose when to activate it. So what are you waiting for? Unlock the full potential of your Canon P&S! Let us know how it works out for you.


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