Canon

  • Canon Lens Shot Glasses, For Drinkin’ And Shootin’

    Canon Lens Shot Glasses, For Drinkin’ And Shootin’

    Lens-related ephemera seems to be a soft spot of mine. Canon thermoses, Canon mugs, Nikon Mugs, Nikon bracelets — the fun never stops. Or, alternatively, it never starts, if you’re a Pentax user. All you get is great cameras and an amazing lens selection. For the photographer who likes a tipple now and then, or just loves things that look like lenses, consider these twee 24-105mm… Read More

  • Head-To-Head Review: Canon T3i Vs. Nikon D5100

    Head-To-Head Review: Canon T3i Vs. Nikon D5100

    With HD video recording, great image quality, and a solid selection of lenses, the Nikon D5100 and Canon T3i are on the top of a lot of wish lists out there. For people already in the Canon or Nikon camp (full disclosure: I’m a Canon man), the choice is obvious if an upgrade is in their future, but for the less dogmatic and new recruits to the DSLR crowd, it’s not nearly as clear-cut. Read More

  • Canon’s X Mark I Mouse Lite Is A Jack Of All Trades

    Canon’s X Mark I Mouse Lite Is A Jack Of All Trades

    All-in-one. That’s my golden word. If you want to sell me something, make sure it can do ten completely random never-would-have-expected-it-to tasks, and I’m in. Three-in-one is only slightly less enticing, but still worth a good inspection. Canon. today introduced its X Mark I Mouse Lite — a three-in-one calculator, keypad and laser mouse designed by the Canon camera team. Read More

  • Canon's T3 Gets A Tiny Bit More Colorful With Red, Brown, Grey Options

    Canon's T3 Gets A Tiny Bit More Colorful With Red, Brown, Grey Options

    In order to extend the news cycle a bit, companies tend to release variants of their gadgets on an extended schedule. Case in point: the T3 DSLR was announced back in February, and we are supposed to believe they just now achieved the level of technology required to paint them colors other than black! I kid, I kid. But only kind of. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Canon SD1300 IS Point And Shoot For $70 At Radio Shack

    CrunchDeals: Canon SD1300 IS Point And Shoot For $70 At Radio Shack

    This is a great deal for a solid point-and-shoot — the Powershot SD1300 IS was $200 a year ago when it came out, but if you’re near a Radio Shack, you can drop by and pick one up for only $70 — if they have one. I’d call ahead. With 12 megapixels, a 4x zoom, and a 2.7-inch screen, it’s not breaking any records, but you can trust it to take decent pictures (or make… Read More

  • Both Nikon And Canon's Image Authentication Systems Busted

    Both Nikon And Canon's Image Authentication Systems Busted

    A Russian white-hat security firm, Elcomsoft, has found that Nikon’s system of determining whether an image from one of their cameras has been tampered with is vulnerable to circumvention. Are you on your way to court with photographic element? Read this. Read More

  • Technicolor Teams Up With Canon For New Digital Cinema Tools

    Technicolor Teams Up With Canon For New Digital Cinema Tools

    One of the main objections to video shot on DSLRs is that it’s instantly encoded using a lossy codec, and as a consequence much latitude in color correction is lost. Canon might be taking that particular bull by the horns, though, with this new collaboration with Technicolor. Read More

  • New Carl Zeiss Lenses Are So Nice, They Come In Their Own Briefcase

    New Carl Zeiss Lenses Are So Nice, They Come In Their Own Briefcase

    Carl Zeiss just announced a bundle of prime lenses for both Canon and Nikon DSLRs. The bundle includes five prime lenses ranging from a 21mm f2.8 to a 85mm f1.4. All the lenses fit conveniently in a waterproof case, custom fitted for the lenses. These would be great for filmmakers and photographers or anyone with a spare $6000 lying around. Press Release after the break. Read More

  • Canon To Auction Off Some Shiny Colored T3s To Benefit Japan

    Canon To Auction Off Some Shiny Colored T3s To Benefit Japan


    I wish every Canon could come in shiny colors like these T3s. But no, they are only limited editions, and tomorrow Canon will release them with matching camouflage straps and protective wraps. The special editions are a part of Fashion Week, where Canon will be hosting some events, during which four of these cameras auctioned off to benefit Japan. Read More

  • Canon Ambiguous On Mirrorless Camera Plans

    Canon Ambiguous On Mirrorless Camera Plans

    Last year, we heard Canon was vaguely planning on getting into the M4/3 camera market. More recently Canon Europe’s head of consumer imaging, Rainer Fuehres, said that Canon has no need to enter the mirrorless compact system (CSC) segment. Read More

  • Transfer Super 8 To Digital… The Hard Way

    Three from James Miller on Vimeo. James Miller wanted to transfer this old Super 8 movie shot in 1979 to digital. Instead of, you know, using ready-made gear or services, he attached a mask to a Canon 5DMK2 and ran the film a frame at a time past the sensor, syncing the frames with the camera’s recording capabilities. The results are impressive, to be sure, but according to Miller the… Read More

  • Canon Throws Its Weight Behind Intel's Thunderbolt

    Canon Throws Its Weight Behind Intel's Thunderbolt


    There are no products to announce or anything, but Canon has decided it’s going to saddle up with Thunderbolt, Intel’s new high-speed interface. It’s doubtful that it will be integrated into cameras being released this year, since like most companies it wasn’t included in pre-release development, but you can expect the next generation of DSLRs and maybe even… Read More

  • Canon Launches New Powershots, We Write Post About Them

    Canon Launches New Powershots, We Write Post About Them


    Have you ever wondered what it looks like when a camera company releases a barrel full of new cameras on the evening following the Super Bowl? You’re about to find out. Because Canon, AKA Sunday night ruiners #1, have done this thing. Because this is when we all shop for cameras — right after returning semi-comatose to our homes and passing out after a day of wings and lite… Read More

  • Canon Increments DSLR Line With New T3i And T3

    Canon Increments DSLR Line With New T3i And T3


    Compact DSLR video has been made slightly more crowd-friendly with Canon’s latest cameras, the T3i and T3. The former is clearly a direct successor to the T2i, which we reviewed here, and the T3 is a somewhat downgraded version of the same. Details, sweet details, follow. The T3i and T3 also have aliases, as per the Canon usual: 600D and 1100D respectively. And as usual, you’d… Read More

  • Canon 600D (AKA T3i) In Korean Agency Listing Suggests Imminent Launch

    Canon 600D (AKA T3i) In Korean Agency Listing Suggests Imminent Launch

    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… Read More

  • Firmware For Canon T2i To Allow 4K Recording On 1/1/11

    Firmware For Canon T2i To Allow 4K Recording On 1/1/11

    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

  • In The Era Of The Connected Camera, The Point & Shoot Commits Seppuku

    In The Era Of The Connected Camera, The Point & Shoot Commits Seppuku

    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… Read More

  • Canon Applies For Patent On New 24-70 F/2.8L Lens

    Canon Applies For Patent On New 24-70 F/2.8L Lens

    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

  • Video: Canon Shows Off Cross Media Station Device That Charges Camera Via Induction

    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 Printers Scan Print Jobs For "Sensitive Material"

    Canon Printers Scan Print Jobs For "Sensitive Material"

    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… Read More