Digital Cameras

  • Will a new 50mm lens debut alongside the next Rebel?

    Adding on to that hot new Rebel rumor from the other day: Canon may well release a new EF 50mm f/1.4 II USM lens alongside the Rebel. Evidence of this: the [old] 50 f/1.4 is on back order [in Canada], and has been for a few months now. Don’t surprised if the new lens has image stabilization. Read More

  • Rumor: New Canon Rebel slated for March 25 (but will it have a jog wheel?)

    Gather ’round the water cooler, provided your place of business still has a water cooler (get it, recession joke), for there’s a hot new Canon rumor flying about. It seems Canon may be readying the new Rebel, the EOS Rebel 500D, for a March 25 announcement. It may have a jog wheel, which would make it the first Rebel to do so. Read More

  • Choosing a new lens for that… point and shoot?

    I’d like to tell you that some awesome camera manufacturer has made a point-and-shoot type camera with a replaceable lens element. But that wouldn’t just be a lie, it’d a damned lie. If you ask, Canon or Pentax would probably say it’s impossible. Still, hackerish types around the world won’t let something like that get in their way! One such character found himself… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Canon PowerShot SD770IS digital camera for $144.95 (today only)

    Amazon.com has a one-day “Gold Box” deal on the Canon PowerShot SD770IS digital camera. It’s a 10-megapixel affair with a 3x optical zoom. Read More

  • New Kodak Easyshare superzoom looks solid

    There is no shortage of point-and-shoots on the market, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give Kodak’s latest a look. It’s called the Z915 (memorable, I know), and looks, well, like a camera. I mean, it doesn’t look like a DSLR, and it doesn’t look like a little metal lozenge — it looks for all the world like a regular consumer film camera from the 90s. Read More

  • Will Sony consolidate its dSLR lineup, starting with the A200 & A300?

    While I’ve never seen a Sony dSLR “out in the field,” so to speak, I’ve been assured that the company knows its way around a single-lens reflex mechanism. To that end, there’s a rumor currently zipping about the Internet that pertains to two of the company’s dSLRs, the A200 and A300. It seems Sony is planning to consolidate the two models into one, and would… Read More

  • Pentax bargainizes the K20D, lowers price by $200

    If you were vacillating over which entry-level DSLR to get this year, your decision was just made a little more difficult by Pentax. Their K20D, which is by all accounts an excellent camera, has had its price dropped by two bills. Those are some serious savings, kemosabe. $800 recommended means you can get it for a song once the big e-tailers start undercutting each other. They did this… Read More

  • Mysterious Samsung camera sports AMOLED screen, gauges

    A link at Amazon went live momentarily and revealed this complicated-looking point and shoot, the TL320. Its two most interesting features would have to be its AMOLED screen, which should help save battery life, and a pair of awesome-looking gauges on the top like on the TL9. Instead of a digital readout, there are actually physical empty/full indicators. I guess the reaction to the TL9… Read More

  • Canon releases 10 cameras in one night – thanks, Canon


    Just when I thought it was safe to relax and read a little bit, my inbox lights up with a damn tidal wave of point-and-shoots. If you’re in the market, you’ll be doing more in-depth research and of course the outliers of this batch will be tested and compared to others, so for the moment we’ll just take a quick look at their styling, specs, and standout features. Read More

  • New Canon point-and-shoots leaked


    Looks like Canon updated their site’s database a little too soon; a pair of point-and-shoots no one’s ever seen made it in there. Oops! They’ve since pulled the data, but the intrepid Canon Rumors snagged screens and stats before Canon realized the mistake. Here are the two new shooters in their modest glory. Read More

  • Are you ‘Generation Y’? Because if you are, the Fuji FinePix Z30 point-and-shoot is for you!

    Man alive! You think the American economy is in rough shape? Japan’s economy shrank 12.7 percent from October to December of last year, the sharpest fall since the end of World War II. Combine that with the unusually strong Japanese Yen, which makes Japanese products, like the new Fuji FinePix Z30, FinePix J20fd and J250, more expensive in foreign (non-Japanese) markets, and you’ll… Read More

  • Rumor: Panasonic to buy part of Leica?


    There’s nothing solid on this yet, but there are murmurs (from respectable, if not necessarily reliable sources) that Panasonic may be girding its loins to buy itself some Leica. Perhaps not all of it, perhaps just a little bit, but they’re definitely sniffing around. Given Leica’s skill with glass and Panasonic’s with consumer electronics, they might make a good team… Read More

  • SLRs creeping up on medium formats quality-wise


    Big players like Leaf and Hasselblad had better do something soon, or Nikon and Canon will be doing more than nipping at their heels. This little set of tests done by French firm DxO seems to confirm what many of us understand intuitively: that the pro DSLR is fast closing the image quality gap with medium format digitals. Read More

  • Fujifilm's fine new F200EXR features that sexy new sensor

    A long time ago, on a site design far, far away from the current one, we mentioned that Fujifilm was preparing to release a totally awesome new sensor for point-and-shoots. A fundamental reorganization of the photodiode pattern results in… well, if you want to know, read the post. But the point is that they’ve made a more intelligent sensor instead of just packing more megapixels… Read More

  • Nikon's new point-and-shoots aren't breaking any molds, but hey

    Okay Nikon, so you’ve got a touchscreen on your budget camera now. Do you want a cookie? Oh, you want sales. I’m sorry, I can’t bake that. But I can report on your new point-and-shoots. Let’s go with that. Nikon is very proud of their new touchscreen camera, and I’m sure it’s very nice, dear. But others have been doing it for longer, and it’s probably… Read More

  • A pair of Nikon superzooms arrives in style

    Somewhere, somebody wished upon a star, and tonight that wish was granted. Nikon has updated its lineup of non-SLR digitals, and they’re looking… Nikon-y. No big surprises but if you’re in the market, you should certainly take a close look at the features and price points. Let’s look at the big fish first. Read More

  • How not to waste money on this camera shell

    It’s tremendously snowy outside—not unlike that level in Donkey Kong Country. So the urge to go outside and snap, snap, snap away, taking photos of the lovely scenery, must be palpable. You might want to wrap your camera around in a plastic bag to protect it from the elements (that’s an old trick I learned in a class once), or, to look more middle class, slap this plastic… Read More

  • Panasonic's micro four thirds Lumix G1 gets reviewed

    The full review for Panasonic’s new generation of un-SLR is up over at DPReview, and they’ve given it the usual treatment. It looks like the G1, which I was a bit skeptical of, comes through okay. Given its natural limitations, it succeeds in image quality, color reproduction, and somewhat in usability. It isn’t all fun and games, though. Read the full 33-page review here… Read More

  • Obama's official portrait shot with 5D mk II

    The first ever Presidential portrait shot with a digital camera is up and it looks great. From the metadata we can see that it was shot by Pete Souza on a 5D mk II at f/10, at 105mm. They probably were using this lens, which is a great zoom for sitting portraits, but costs 1500 ducats. Somehow doubt they cut corners for projects like this. Focus is good, bokeh is smooth, and the Prez-elect… Read More

  • Polaroid's PoGo camera-printer: hit or miss?

    Polaroid debuted its would-be comeback kid gadget, the PoGo, during CES, but we were a bit busy at the time. It looks like they’ve attached a shabby camera to the Zink/PoGo instant printer and made an interface for cropping and so on. Sounds less than compelling at first, but then of course that’s pretty much what the original Polaroids were. Bad glass and crappy film. But they… Read More

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