We heard a while back that Canon might be doing a serious refresh of its lineup soon, and that the most likely place would be the CP+ photo show in Japan coming up in about a week. I’d say 2011 will likely be a shake-up year for Canon, but don’t expect them to roll everything out at once. A new compact DSLR is certainly due, though; the T2i came out about a year back.
Which is why this listing at… → Read More
This is pretty cool, though let’s all just admit right off the bat that the limitations are pretty major as well. This custom 3rd-party firmware is set to put out a release on 1/1/11 that will enable 4K recording (that’s 4096×2304) on the T2i, which is normally limited to 1080p.
The trouble? At that resolution, you can only record for six seconds. → Read More
The big brand camera companies are committing seppuku in front of our eyes. It’s fascinating.
Last week, I bought a brand new Canon S95 camera. It’s a great point & shoot. Maybe the best out there right now. It captures beautiful 10-megapixel images. It’s great in low-light. It’s fast. And it shoots HD video. I anticipate I’ll take about 5 percent of my pictures with it in the coming… → Read More
How unexpected. The 24-70 F/2.8L is one of Canon’s best and most popular lenses, but it’s been around since 2002, and although it’s still an excellent piece of kit, it seems that Canon feels it could use a bit of a reworking. They’ve applied for a patent, made public just yesterday, for what appears to be a new version of the versatile lens. → Read More
Is this magic? That’s my cute way of opening the discussion of the Canon Cross Media Station. It’s an inductive charging station. That means you put your camera right on top of the thing and it charges. Fun! → Read More
Canon’s Uniflow technology will read print jobs sent to it and flag documents containing words deemed unsafe or insecure by admins. Here’s how it works:
The server will email the administrator a PDF copy of the document in question if a user attempts to do so.
The system can optionally inform the user by email that their attempt has been blocked, but without identifying the keyword in question… → Read More
Canon and Nikon, the photography world’s Hatfields and McCoys, have both recently released new DSLRs and compact manuals. While all of them are certainly excellent cameras, they’re clearly gunning for each other and a quick perusal of all their specs seems in order. → Read More
Canon cannot catch a break, at least someone in their company can’t keep their lips sealed, because now the price has been outed for Canon’s new replacement for the G11, the Canon G12. Remember the features for the G12 are 10 megapixels, 5x optical zoom with image stabilization, 2.8-inch swivel LCD, HD video and an HDR mode. The features for the T1i are 15 megapixels, 18-55 no IS, 3-inch LCD, HD… → Read More
Canon’s invite-only, once-every-five-years Canon Expo is in full swing right now in New York, and although we’re not there, some excited camera lovers are, and there is some cool stuff on display. Here you can see a concept camera pulling a 4K image off of a 2/3″ sensor, via a crazy 20x zoom L lens.
7-140mm F/1.8-3.8! Geez, I don’t even want to think about what that thing would cost. → Read More
You might as well take your Rebel T2i back to the store, friends, because Canon just dropped the EOS 60D, a mid-range DSLR with RAW shooting, a swing-mounted LCD, and great video recording. → Read More
This is a bit insane. Canon has produced a sensor smaller outputting a ridiculous 120 megapixels, packed into an area smaller than a 35mm film frame. This is almost certainly mainly an R&D thing, however. Don’t expect a 120-megapixel camera any time soon. → Read More
Looks like CNET Asia got a different press release from the one I got late last night. Theirs apparently had information pertaining to the not-announced G12, the latest in Canon’s line of compact manual cameras. Well, there’s no putting the cat back in the bag, especially when you have rumor sites ready to pounce and immortalize your error in a screenshot. Here’s what was revealed. → Read More
God damn it, Canon. Seriously. Every time I try to relax with a cold glass of juice*, you have to release a gaggle of point and shoots. You know I’m not going to pay close attention! Why not release them during the day?! All right. Let’s do this. → Read More
Photokina, the gigantic camera tradeshow , is right around the corner and it’s nearly a tradition that Canon unveils the next G series Powershot at the event. CanonRumors just posted the image above, which might be the upcoming G12. Overall the body seems a bit smaller than the G11 primarily because of the deleted viewfinder and the flash now using a pop-up mechanism. Of course this could be… → Read More
These spy shots appear to show the swivel-screen DSLR that’s been rumored for the past few months. We also hear that there’s a Canon event being scheduled internationally for August 26th, which tallies with previous rumors. Is it the 60D announcement? There’s no way to be sure, but I’m just going to act like I’m sure anyway. Yes! → Read More
Our usual source for unreleased (and possibly false) Canon info, Canon Rumors, has posted a few specs for the 60D that actually seem perfectly likely. The 60D is supposed to be a video-focused replacement for the 40D, and reports indicate it’s more than a rumor, and possibly hitting in early September.
The specs quoted at Canon Rumors are limited but telling. → Read More
The Canon 60D is one of those ongoing gadget bugaboos that we have seen around for months, yet have no direct confirmation. This listing, found on image testers DxO Labs’ site, seems to indicate a 60D coming out soon. Previous rumors put it out in late August or early September, so this seems to coincide nicely with that. [via Canon Rumors] → Read More
No idea if this is an actual licensed product, but it certainly looks cool. I’ll admit, when then the Canon mugs came out last winter I was jealous. I’m not a Canon guy, so I just resigned myself to the fact that I’d probably never have one. Then some popped up on ebay, but in a really limited run. I missed out on those too. → Read More
Masaya Maeda, Canon’s head of the Image Communication Products, shared more than just sales numbers in an interview today. On the question of whether Canon was going to be attempting to compete with smaller mirrorless (so-called EVIL) cameras like those using the M4/3 system, he had this to say:
It’s not a question of whether or not you have a mirror. There is a consumer need for good-quality… → Read More
In the market for a scanner? Canon just announced they have two new scanners in their Canoscan LiDE product line coming out later this year. → Read More
There were some rumors swirling that the mythical 60D, supposedly a prosumer DSLR situated between the T2i and 7D, would be announced tomorrow. That doesn’t seem to be the case after all, but with all this chatter, when else could it be? Oh I don’t know, how about at Canon’s once-every-five-years Canon Expo event, happening September 2nd-3rd? If I had any money, that’s the… → Read More
We don’t cover medical technology here on CrunchGear usually, but one of the things Canon is currently working on in that area sounds pretty interesting. According to Japanese daily The Nikkei, the company has developed a machine that helps detecting breast cancer without using X-rays (it’s estimated [PDF] that in the US alone, some 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer yearly). → Read More
Remember SEDs? Those surface-conduction electron-emitter displays were around for quite a while, competing with FEDs (field emission displays) until Sony decided to pull the plug on the latter back in March last year. That gave one company, Canon, enough of a push to continue to believe in SED. Canon even filed new patents on SED technology in the US in May 2009. But that’s over now (we kind of … → Read More
Does your Mac need a new scanner? (I think I’ve had the same scanner for like 10 years. The Mac driver is still for PPC processors, that’s how old it is.) I ask because I needed a fun way to segue into a brief discussion of the Canon imageFORMULA P-150M, which, as you may have surmised, is a scanner that works with your Mac. → Read More
I heard about this a little while back when they had just wrapped. The director was excited to have shot an episode (the season finale) on the 5D mk II and was answering questions about it, a bit inexpertly I think, no doubt to the chagrin of the DP who actually shot the episode. The episode is airing tonight at 8PM tonight on FOX — watch it with your friends and then say “oh yeah they… → Read More
Short version: An outstanding consumer DSLR and liberating video recorder, the T2i is a powerhouse media device in a small and relatively affordable package. What I think of as killer features, however, may not be viewed as such by the buying population at large. → Read More
Let’s be honest: scanning has become a necessary evil. But as long as you’re doing what has to be done, you may as well do it right. I got decent results scanning 35mm film with an old bargain scanner, but if you’re planning on re-printing them (or re-printing prints, or what have you), you want the highest resolution possible. The 9000F will do up your film at a massive 9600x9600DPI. Yeah, it’s… → Read More