Though it's long been a player in the megazoom market, Canon has tended to lag behind in lens lengths. With the replacement to the PowerShot S5 IS, it looks like that, as well as the model naming, is about to change. The PowerShot SX10 IS jumps to 20x zoom from the S5's 12x and takes the market lead in zoom reach.
Here's how it stacks up to the competition:Canon PowerShot S5 IS Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Olympus SP-570 UZ Resolution 8 megapixels 10 megapixels 10 megapixels 10 megapixels Sensor size 1/2.… Read more
Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G1 offers interchangeable lenses, Nikon's CoolPix P6000 provides GPS--the feature sets on enthusiast compact cameras are all over the place these days. So, should we be disappointed that the whizziest new feature of Canon's PowerShot G10 is its almost-15-megapixel resolution?
First, the basics:Canon PowerShot G9 Canon PowerShot G10 Nikon Coolpix P6000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Resolution 12 megapixels 14.7 megapixels 13.5 megapixels 10 megapixels Sensor size 1/1.7-inch 1/1.7-inch 1/1.7-inch 1/1.63-inch Lens (35mm equivalent) f2.8-4.8 35-210mm (6x) f2.8-4.5 28-140mm (5x) f2.… Read more
Panasonic just announced the Lumix DMC-FX500, a high-end point-and-shoot camera with nearly every feature Panasonic could offer, plus a few it hasn't even tried yet. The FX500 is the company's first compact digital camera to use a touch-screen interface. A 3-inch touch-screen LCD lets users browse their photos or make various adjustments with their finger or an included stylus. We've found touch-screen cameras iffy in the past, but fortunately the FX500 also features a more standard joystick control system for certain settings. This is a handy alternative not found in other touch-screen cameras like the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300, … Read more
Canon announced three new additions to its Digital ELPH line of ultracompact cameras. The PowerShot SD770 IS, SD790 IS, and SD890 IS are all 10-megapixel cameras with optically stabilized lenses, and each model offers its own unique draw.
The PowerShot SD770 IS follows in the footsteps of the SD1000 by preserving the original ELPH aesthetic. It comes in two color schemes, a silver version and a black-and-silver one with the prominent black circle found on the very first ELPH film camera. Its 35m-to-105mm-equivalent, f/2.8-f/4.9, 3x optical zoom lens features Canon's Optical Image Stabilization. According to … Read more
Canon unveiled today three new budget-priced additions to its PowerShot A-series line of point-and-shoot cameras. Two of the models offer basic shooting for $150 or less, while one packs exposure controls and optical stabilization into a sub-$200 package.
The PowerShot A590 IS stands out as the only new A-series PowerShot camera to include optical image stabilization. The 8-megapixel shooter features a 35mm- to 140mm-equivalent, f/2.6-5.5 4x zoom lens that Canon claims can gain up to three stops with its stabilization system. Like previous high-end A-series Canons, the A590 IS supports additional converter lenses to boost the … Read more
Canon has announced a service advisory for the PowerShot A650 IS, the company's 12-megapixel PowerShot A-series camera. According to Canon, the camera's pivoting, rotating LCD screen exposes the back of the camera and may light leak through when shooting in bright sunlight.
This issue doesn't ruin the camera, it only potentially causes image problems when taking photos in bright light with the screen open. You can still use it with the LCD screen folded against the camera body and facing outward. Still, one of the A650's nicest features is the flip-out LCD, and not being able … Read more
The people, bless their hearts, have spoken.
As reported Monday, Canon will restore raw-image support for its G line of compact cameras when its new $500 PowerShot G9 goes on sale in October. Raw images, the unprocessed data from an image sensor, retain a lot of information that's otherwise thrown away when cameras convert sensor light into a JPEG image. Raw images are useful for tasks such as correcting underexposure, enhancing tonal subtleties and tweaking color balance for different lighting conditions.
Raw images are not for everyone. They're bulky, usually proprietary, and photographers have to spend time staring … Read more
Whether you're in the market for a professional high-resolution heavyweight or a feather light ultracompact, Canon's got you covered with one of the 8 new models on its Fall lineup.Canon announces the EOS 40D. Really. This isn't a rumor. Canon's EOS-1Ds Mark III reaches 21 megapixels Canon PowerShot G9 hits 12 Canon's budget megazoom, the PowerShot SX100 Canon updates high-end Elphs Canon's new dSLRs get some new accessories