• Rumors a-swirling: Canon to put out revised 1D, L lenses next week?

    Canon appears to have an actual sieve in charge of holding their secrets, since not a day goes by that I don’t hear about this or that new patent or camera just around the corner. Maybe it’s just their canny marketing division seeding leak sites, and if so, bravo. But to business: if you are a millionaire, this is probably a post for you, since everything involved is high-end. I… Read More

  • First video sample from the just-announced Canon Rebel T2i/550D

    The YouTube video looks good to us, but then again, it’s not like Canon would show off the new T2i with a bad sample video. Now, how about a full resolution 1080p video? Read More

  • Canon keeps the PowerShot line alive with the SX210, SD3500, and SD1400 IS

    Canon knows how to make quality cameras and these latest pocket cams clearly show that off. The PowerShot SX210 IS leads the charge with a 14.1 MP sensor, 14x optical zoom, and a 720p video capture mode. Of course Canon’s loaded with a image stabilizer and DIGIC 4 processor to ensure the pics produced are worthy of the Canon name. $349 this March. Read More

  • Canon launches the Rebel T2i for $899

    If you just bought a Canon Rebel T1i, get thee to the camera store. The company just launched the T2i with 1080p video recording, an 18MP sensor, and 3-inch LCD. It also has a 63-point metering system and takes 3.7 fps continuous. The new model, called the 550D in Euro-land, doesn’t have an availability yet but, as is their wont, Canon sprung this so it could appear in time for the… Read More

  • Successor to Canon's T1i entry-level DSLR coming next week?

    Oh boy, I hope this is true. I’m shooting with an XSi, and it’s a great camera, but damn would I like to have me some movie-shooting ability. The T1i was a bad bet for that because it shot at 20FPS, which is ridiculous, but this new T2i allegedly has selectable frame rate modes. 1080p/24? Oh pleeeeeease! Read More

  • New Canons to have optical and electronic viewfinders?

    If Canon can pull this off, it’ll be a real coup. A recent patent shows a method for embedding an electronic image inside the viewfinder, while still retaining the pentaprism mechanism for bona-fide direct optical viewing. The layout they show is probably simplified and spaced out a bit for the sake of clarity, but the general idea is that you’d have the EVF above the optical… Read More

  • Canon's entry-level camcorders gain HD in the form of the HFR series

    CES is here, even though most of your friendly neighborhood CrunchGear writers are still in their respective home states. (We’ll be arriving in Las Vegas throughout the day today.) First up for me: new camcorders from Canon. Entry-level ones, too, so don’t feel intimidated. You’ve got the HFR11, the HFR10, and the HFR100. They’re basically souped up, HD versions of… Read More

  • Canon updates flagship HD camcorders with touchscreens (that's it)

    Canon is done with navigation nubs on its high-end camcorders. They have been replaced with fancy-pants touchscreens. (Hopefully the cams come with cleaning cloths!) But don’t fret if you just purchased Canon’ previous flagship HD cam. These three new models use the same image sensor as the previous models. It’s mainly the touchscreen that’s different. But they must be… Read More

  • Rumor: Canon to put a "3D" model between 5D and 1D

    Before we actually discuss the rumor, let me just say that having a product called 3D is misleading when it’s not actually 3D in any way but that it exists in a three-dimensional space. Really. People these days hear “3D” and they don’t think “Hmm, like the 5D?” — no, they think “OMG Avatar!” So keep that in mind, Canon. But as for the… Read More

  • The Canon 7D loves inclement weather, even at Antarctic levels

    More and more the 7D looks like the camera for me. Not that I go to Antarctica a lot, but when I do trek about, my camera comes with me rain or shine. My old 350D/Rebel XT survived quite a torrent in Kyoto, but I wouldn’t trust it or my newer Rebel XSi in a blizzard. Luckily, my job can be done from home; I don’t have to crawl on my belly through frozen mud and risk seal bites… Read More

  • Canon submits touchscreen DSLR patent – good idea, bad idea

    Touchscreens on cameras aren’t so much a bad idea as one that should be used in moderation. A nice slim Panasonic that doesn’t want to ruin its look with buttons should certainly have a touchscreen. But a DSLR? I don’t think it would work out, but Canon has apparently put enough thought into it that they’ve decided to file a patent. It’s nothing revolutionary… Read More

  • A 31-page 7D review for your consideration

    The always thorough DPReview has finally published its epic review of the Canon 7D. Their conclusion? Brilliant. While in the end your purchase probably will rely more on your investment into the Canon, Nikon, Pentax, or whatever ecosystem, the 7D performs incredibly well and should be considered among the very best available. Not much else to say except I wish I had two grand burning a hole… Read More

  • Canon 7D shots can carry over ghost image to next shot (fix imminent)

    Even cameras with mechanical shutters, it seems, aren’t immune to sensor carryover issues. It seems that when you’re doing that famous 8FPS continuous shooting, it’s possible under certain circumstances that a ghost image will be present in the next image shot. Canon says it’s “barely noticeable,” but someone must have noticed anyway because they’re… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Instant rebates on many Canon lenses

    It’s no fire sale, but Canon has some significant savings on many of their flagship lenses. If you or someone you know needs some sweet glass for Christmas (hint hint to people getting me presents), you can save a couple bills now, though there really isn’t any hurry. The rebates last until January, which makes this probably the longest sale of all time. It’s really only like… Read More

  • The new Canon 1D Mark IV can shoot incredible 1080p video and here's the proof

    The Canon 1D Mark IV is finally official, all 16MP, 1080p video shooting of it. The $5000 DSLR is packed with the very best of from Canon. In their usual fashion, DPReview has more info than you probably wanna know about the camera. Besides, you already know that it’s kick ass. But remember the dude that shot the first video with the 5D Mark II. Yeah, Canon hooked up with him to do a… Read More

  • Japan's No. 1 company regarding patents is Panasonic, research company says

    Japan is the world’s second biggest nation in terms of patent application filing, but which company is leading the race in the country that’s home to world class tech firms like Sony, Toshiba and Thanko? Tokyo-based Patent Result thinks it has the answer: According to them [JP], the quality and quantity of Panasonic’s patents (filed in the past fiscal year) is unparalleled… Read More

  • Review: Canon Color ImageClass MF8050Cn all-in-one printer

    There is a code to which a cowboy cleaves. He never shoots first, he’s always kind to ladies, and he never buys more printer than he can handle. While I can’t speak for those out on the lone prairie, I can report that the 52-pound ImageClass MF8050Cn by Canon may be the heaviest printer I’ve had in my office to date. This isn’t a printer for scrap-booking or… Read More

  • Canon will not be attending PMA 2010

    According to this weeks issue of Amateur Photographer, Canon will not be attending PMA 2010. The company is apparently shifting focus away from niche trade shows in order to focus shows like CES that reach more consumers. After all, that’s the way Canon’s products are going anyway. We’ve seen a huge shift in the last five years as the DSLR has moved from the prosumer market… Read More

  • Canon Rebel 1500D/T1 incoming?

    One sweet day, Canon will unify its naming conventions, and I won’t have to put slashes in post titles ever again. But until that time, we’ll just have to deal with this dual naming nonsense. You may remember the T1i, a camera I advised against getting because of its ridiculous 20 frames per second video mode. The T1 fixes that, but doesn’t appear to change too much else. Read More

  • Canon trash-talking RED? Oh no they di'int

    There’s an unconfirmed, unsourced rumor going around of a translated informal conversation with someone who may or may not work in a relevant part of Canon. The rumor states that Canon is confident in its own ability to compete with RED and that they’re “not afraid.” And there isn’t reason to be afraid, at least for products like the 7D. RED’s promise of… Read More

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