Until recently, most point-and-shoots were too slow to capture active kids. I mean, you could get something, but probably not the shot you wanted. The switch to fast CMOS sensors, such as the one in the new PowerShot Elph 510 HS, has helped speed up capture. Add in the 510's wide, long lens with improved image stabilization, full HD, and slow-motion movie capture, and a large touch screen all in a body that's somehow less than an inch thick and you have what sounds like an ideal snapshot camera for families.
Canon does little with the PowerShot SX150 IS to entice SX130 IS owners to trade them in for the refresh. The SX130 IS is a regular recommendation for me due to its AA batteries for power, full manual to full auto shooting modes, and large comfortable design that still squeezes in a pocket. None of that changes with the SX150.
In fact, it seems to have all the same shooting modes (except for the addition of a Discreet mode that shuts off all noises and lights), the same 28mm wide-angle lens with 12x zoom, and the same 3-inch LCD. What'… Read more
The Canon ImageClass MF3010 multifunction monolaser printer is best suited for dorm rooms and small offices that require a simple laser printer for outputting e-mails, Web articles, recipes, and other print jobs that don't require full color.
Priced at $150, it's one of the least expensive overall values for an all-in-one laser (print, scan, copy), but the trade-off is that you don't get extra features like an autodocument feeder for hands-free scans, or the benefit of multiuser networking.
Instead, the MF3010's killer app is its speed--it sailed through our performance tests with no pauses or jams, … Read more
Got a photo from Father's Day or a recent graduation you've been meaning print, but haven't gotten around to yet? Well, photo paper manufacturer Ilford and Canon can help you out with that.
For a limited time, U.S. residents can upload a favorite photo and have it printed on Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl paper using select Canon Pixma Pro series printers, either the Pro9000 Mark II or Pro9500 Mark II. Basically, Canon would like you to see the quality of its pro printers and picked the Smooth Pearl paper to do so by offering up a … Read more
There's still a month left before the kids head back to school, but Canon is already gearing up for fall with this morning's announcement of nine new printers designed to increase productivity in the office and at home.
On the laser printing side, Canon has three new ImageClass color laser printers--the MF8380Cdw ($599) and MF8080Cw ($449) multifunctions both feature 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity by way of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) with print, copy, scan, and fax functionality and the ImageClass LBP7660Cdn ($499) can print color as well as black pages up to 21 pages … Read more
Maybe it's just my imagination, but when I first put together my roundup of cheap dSLRs more than a year ago, there were a lot more options than there seem to be now. At one point, if memory serves, I even dropped the top price criterion of body with a kit lens from $700 to $600.
Today, as I updated the story to include the review of the $599 Canon EOS Rebel T3, I found myself raising the bar to $650 and wondering why it was necessary. Granted, I'm still missing a review for one of the cheapest … Read more
Apple has released an update for its printer driver software for Canon printers and scanners. The update includes the latest drivers for Canon's devices, so if you have a printer from Canon, you might consider updating the driver, especially if you are having printing problems.
Keep in mind that while these driver updates may fix problems with working printers or provide support for new or previously unsupported printers, it will likely not fix the latest printer bugs found in Apple's OS X 10.6.8 update, which is more of a problem with the print subsystem than with … Read more
If you've always had a soft spot for your camera lenses, you might want one of Plushtography's latest lens pillows. "Made with fleece, felt, and a little bit of love," they are handmade and bear an uncanny resemblance to the real deal--right down to the font type and markings used on the distance scale of the lens. Only they're a lot bigger.
If these plushy lens pillows strike your fancy, you can preorder Canon's entry-level 50mm F1.8 and Nikon's 35mm F1.8 prime lenses at $35 each, while Canon's flagship short telephoto 24-105mm F4 zoom lens can be had for $65.
The Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS is the more stylish Elph version of the PowerShot S95 enthusiast compact. The 500 HS has a similar lens with a bright f2.0 maximum aperture and semimanual shooting modes. It also has the company's HS (high-sensitivity) system for improved low-light photos. However, the S95 uses a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor that's larger than the 500 HS's small 1/2.3-inch backside-illuminated CMOS. There's also a $100 difference in price, and while the photos from the S95 are better, they won't be $100 better for a lot of snapshooters.
On … Read more
The Canon PowerShot A2200 is basically filler in Canon's A-series PowerShot lineup and, despite that, it's one of the most popular cameras on CNET. It's a step-down from the A3300 IS, getting a shorter lens, smaller LCD, and no optical image stabilization. (It's also lower resolution: 14 megapixels compared to the A3300's 16-megapixel resolution.) Below the A2200 is the A1200, which is basically a 12-megapixel version of the A2200. It has the same shooting options, LCD, and lens, but the A1200 has an optical viewfinder and AA batteries.
That's not to say the A2200 … Read more