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Canon unveils new Rebel digital SLR

Posted in Canon,Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on January 24th, 2008

Canon EOS Rebel XSiCanon is introducing this week a new entry level digital SLR to its popular line of EOS Rebel digital cameras. It is called the Canon EOS Rebel XSi and pricing is set at around $800 for a body only kit and $900 for a lens kit which includes the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens.

The Rebel Xsi is a 12.2-megapixel shooter which Canon has dressed up with “an improved autofocus sensor, enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion, an advanced Live View function, and the proprietary DIGIC III image processor.” Canon has also newly designed this camera’s CMOS sensor.

The Canon EOS Rebel Xsi will be available in April. To get all the details on this new camera, check out the full press release after the jump.

Canon surpasses 30 million EOS cameras produced

Posted in Canon,Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on December 20th, 2007

canon-eos.jpgCanon’s line of EOS cameras continues to be extremely popular as it enters the 20th anniversary of its production, Canon said. It also markets the 70th anniversary of the company as a whole as production of the EOS series charts past 30 million units.

Canon recounted some of its history of the EOS cameras, saying it first released the EOS 650 AF SLR camera in March of 1987. The company has continued to build on that tradition since, releasing new models as technology through the years. Examples of this include an AF function that allowed users to select a desired focusing point just by looking at it, its first digital camera with proprietary CMOS sensor in 2000 and, more recently, a revamped camera system.

Finger-sized Canon Snap camera concept

Posted in Canon,Concepts,Digital Cameras by Reuben Drake on October 22nd, 2007

Canon Snap concept cameraThis concept design by David Münscher is what Yanko Design describes as a “Stalker’s Dream” and consists of a tiny camera small enough to be worn around one finger and take pictures with “high quality optics”. The spy-like camera has a single button to aim and snap photos requiring on a couple of fingers and creating a very discrete shooter. It’s hard to say if something this small could become a reality in the near future while still providing “high quality” shots, but like most of the concepts we just like it because it looks cool. If they actually get it to work, why that’s just a bonus!

Canon photo printer gets all creative on us

Posted in Canon,Printers by Nino Marchetti on September 26th, 2007

Canon SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo PrinterCanon today introduced a new compact photo printer it says is easy to operate and offers new creative print functions. The Canon SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer is priced at around $200.

The SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer sports a three-inch LCD screen which can be tilted upward for easy viewing. It has what is called an “Easy Photo Pack” system, meaning paper and ink are loaded at the same time. Users can create photos without a computer, choosing from a variety of creative options like 16 different templates to frame postcard-sized photos and new clip art options to add illustrations.

Canon EOS 40D gives you 10.1-megapixels of fun

Posted in Canon,Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on August 20th, 2007

Canon EOS 40D Digital SLROne of Canon’s most anticipated announcements among its new products unveiled is the 10.1-megapixel EOS 40D Digital SLR. This successor to the 20D and 30D mid-range prosumer digital cameras is expected to be available this September for body-only at around $1,299 or a kit version with a EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens for $1,499.

The Canon EOS 40D offers up 6.5 frames per second of shooting speed, a new auto focus sensor and an enhanced CMOS imaging sensor. Built into the EOS 40D’s body is a three-inch LCD screen with a raised brightness level and a 140-degree viewing angle. The body of this camera is made of a magnesium alloy which makes it more durable.

Pixma mini320 prints 5″ x 7″ images

Posted in Canon,Printers by Nino Marchetti on August 20th, 2007

Canon Pixma mini320Canon unveiled today a horde of new digital imaging products. One of these is the compact and portable Pixma mini320 Compact Photo Printer, priced at around $180.

The Pixma mini320 is the first in its compact photo printer family to print what Canon says are photo lab quality images up to 5-inches x 7-inches. The printer comes with a 2.5-inch LCD screen with wide viewing angles and offers a scroll wheel interface. Consumers can print photos from compatible memory cards, digital cameras or camcorders, Bluetooth devices and a compatible camera phone.

Canon 21.1MP EOS-1Ds Mark III

Posted in Canon,Digital Cameras by Chetz on August 20th, 2007

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III with 21.1 megapixel CMOS sensorCanon today has officially launched the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III digital camera featuring a 21.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with the Dual “DIGIC III” image processor, a 3 inch LCD display with Live View and multiple brightness settings and a shutter speed of 5 fps giving bursts of as many as 45 full resolution JPEGs or 12 RAWs at a time.

The camera uses a recording mediums of CF Cards, SD/SDHC (1 slot each), and can also use an external USB hard drive through an optional transmitter. It’s powered by a dedicated lithium-ion battery pack but Canon has yet to say how many shots are available from it.

The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III weighs in at a nice 42.5 oz and measures 6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1 inches. Canon is expecting to start shipping the Mark III this November with an estimated …

Canon imageClass MF4270

Posted in Canon,Office Gadgets,Printers by Nino Marchetti on August 6th, 2007

Canon imageClass MF4270Canon today unveiled a new laser multi-function printer which brings duplex printing and network capabilities to small and home office settings. The Canon imageClass MF4270 is priced at around $300 and should be available next month.

The Canon imageClass MF4270 is one of Canon’s smallest printers in its category and outputs in monochrome at up to 21 letter-sized pages per minute. It can print duplex directly from a PC as well as incoming faxes and copying letter-sized documents. With its 35 sheet automatic document feeder it can copy single sided documents and push out double-sided pages as well.

Canon HG10 AVCHD Hard Disk Drive Camcorder

Posted in Camcorders,Canon,HD by Nino Marchetti on August 1st, 2007

Canon HG10 AVCHD Hard Disk Drive CamcorderCanon is looking to capture the attention of those wanting to record high definition footage on camcorders. It announced today the October release of the Canon HG10 AVCHD Hard Disk Drive Camcorder.

The HG10, priced at around $1,300, will let you capture up to 15 hours of HD footage. Its compact body houses a 10x video lens, 2.7-inch LCD display and HDMI port for connecting to a HDTV. You also get useful features like optical image stabilization, instant auto focus, 3.1-megapixel photos captured to a miniSD card and a quick start.

Canon Selphy $100 Hand-held Photo Printer

Posted in Canon,Printers by Chetz on July 10th, 2007

Canon SELPHY CP740 printerWith the advent of digital cameras and the ease of printing your own photos there has been a rush on making friendlier printers for publishing your own family portraits. Canon is making it easier for those of us on budgets to cut out the one-hour photo mart by bringing us the Selphy CP740, a printer that costs a penny under $100.

It’s able to turn out 4×6 color prints in a minute straight from your camera or any of the major memory card formats. The 2-inch LCD display lets you cycle through your images and make any corrections that you may need like erasing red-eye flash by just pressing a single button. The Selphy also supports IrDA and IrSimple infra-red communication. There’s also a retractable USB cord and a Bluetooth and battery pack add-ons so you can take the unit just about anywhere.

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Canon HR10 HD Camcorder

Posted in Camcorders,Canon by Chetz on May 9th, 2007

Canon HR10 HD CamcorderCanon has pumped out a new camcorder tailored to attract the interest of those seeking the sharpest high definition images for their handheld video memories.

The Canon HR10 HD Camcorder combines several of the company’s optical accomplishments into one such as offering a full HD 1920 x 1080 CMOS image sensor, a 10x optical zoom lens and uses Advanced Video Codec High Definition (AVCHD) to record the high def images to your standard issue 3-inch (8cm) DVD discs that can be played back on compatible DVD players including most Blu-ray ones. It also takes just one cable to play back the images on the HR10 onto an HD TV via the HDMI interface.

For any budding moviemakers there are modes that change the frame rate to 24p or color adjustments to change the tonal characteristics to a more cinematic quality look. The 2.7-inch widescreen …

Portable PIXMA iP90v Photo Printer From Canon

Posted in Canon,Printers by Darrin Olson on February 25th, 2007

Canon Pixma ip90v Portable Photo PrinterCanon has a new printer that’s designed for the person on the go who needs to print quality photos, or any documents without having to go back to the office. The new PIXMA iP90v Photo Printer from Canon is a thin, lightweight portable printer that can slip in your laptop bag and work wherever you are.

“As the workforce regularly increases its number of traveling and home-based occupations, Canon will continue to provide users with products that offer quality, speed and versatility wrapped into innovative designs,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In particular, our track record with mobile printers is second to none and will continue to grow with the introduction of the PIXMA iP90v Photo Printer.”

A rechargeable battery is available with the iP90v that can power the device for …

The VB-C300, Canon’s latest eye in the sky

Posted in Canon,Digital Video,Security by Darrin Olson on February 23rd, 2007

VB-C300 PTZ Canon Security CameraIf you’ve ever wanted one of those cool eye-in-the-sky cameras like they have at casinos under the tinted domes in the ceiling, Canon has recently introduced a new professional grade version with some really nice and unexpected features.

This is the VB-C300 Wide-Angle Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) network camera from Canon that also has some high quality video recording software available to allow you watch and record the video stream across a LAN or the internet. It is optionally powered by the actual LAN cable making installation a lot easier. Simply mount the camera and attach your LAN line and you are powering, controlling and watching video from one connection.

“The addition of the VB-C300 PTZ Camera and introduction of VK-64 / VK-16 Version 1.3 Network Video Recording Software further expands the versatility of Canon’s Network Video Solutions products and provides installers with more options to …

Canon EOS-1D Mark III DSLR Camera

Posted in Canon,Digital Cameras by Darrin Olson on February 22nd, 2007

Canon EOS-1D Mark III DSLR digital cameraCanon has released the new EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR camera in celebration of its 20th anniversary of their EOS SLR camera system.

Canon boasts this 10.1 megapixel product as the world’s fastest digital SLR camera reaching speeds of 10 frames per second and cranking out up to 110 JPEG files or 30 RAW files at a time. This speed is a accomplished due to a new image processing engine called the Dual DIGIC III, which leaves other digital SLR cameras in the dust in terms of raw processing.

“The new EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR is an essential tool for professional sports photographers and photojournalists because of its exceptional speed and durability and it will attract a broad range of other professional and advanced amateur photographers because of its superior image quality and improved low-light performance,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president …

Canon HV20 High Definition Camcorder

Posted in Camcorders,Canon by Paul Patterson on February 2nd, 2007

Canon HV20 High Definition CamcorderAspiring filmmakers need look no further than Canon’s HV20 High Definition Camcorder to achieve a cinematic look with their videos. The HV20 has a 24p Cinema Mode which allows the camcorder’s frame rate to be adjusted to 24p – the same frame rate as movie film. In addition, a CINE setting changes the color and tonal characteristics of your video to evoke the look and feel of a movie shown in a theater.

The HV20 HD Camcorder records true 1080 high definition video, includes a 10x HD video zoom lens, and Canon’s True HD 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor. The HV20 has an array of features and enhancements for greater creative control and easier connectivity.

The HV20 HD Camcorder will be available in April with an estimated selling price of $1099.

Press Release [Canon]