It's finally happened: we're living in an age when cameras will, in certain modes, just shoot themselves.
It’s finally happened: we’re living in an age when cameras will, in certain modes, just shoot themselves. 2009 also looks like a year when things we once thought of as cinematic special effects, like the projection of Obi Wan giving Princess Leia her marching orders or Dick Tracy getting an assignment from his wrist phone, make their way into real-world mobile devices.
While things remain bleak in the retail landscape this holiday season, there remains demand for consumer electronics- and in fact, a full third of customers say that they are either planning to shop for- or hoping to receive CE products for the holidays.
Rajan Sen may be one of the most dedicated prosumer photographers in the country. The New Yorker rarely leaves the house without a camera strapped to his body. He often carries more than one camera, along with plenty of accessories, preparing himself to capture images of the city’s most famous landmarks in each season and in all types of lighting.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., recently announced that it will be instituting a new Canon Professional Services (CPS) program beginning in the first quarter of 2009. The new CPS program, which will require all existing members to reapply, will offer three levels of membership; Silver, Gold and Platinum; to qualifying members, with each level receiving better and more extensive service benefits. The new CPS program is designed to provide the appropriate level of service for each professional demographic and support members with faster service, loan equipment, and a range of other benefits to be announced in the coming months. “A day without a camera is a
The Canon 5D, the popular full-frame D-SLR used by professionals and enthusiasts alike, now has a successor...and it’s the most feature-rich “compact” D-SLR yet, but with a significant price tag. Canon has announced the EOS 5D Mark II, a 21.1-megapixel full-frame digital SLR with “live view” and HD video recording capabilities, set to hit the market with a MSRP of $2699, body-only ($3499 when coupled with a Canon EF 24-204 mm zoom lens). That’s far more expensive than Nikon’s new video-shooting D-SLR, the D90, a 12-megapixel camera retailing for $999 (body-only), but the Canon 5D Mark II is by no means
Doesn’t seem like we go more than a few weeks without a new DSLR announcement as Canon’s New EOS 50D and Nikon’s D90 steal the headlines this week. Add to this news the recent announcement of a full frame chip with enhanced megapixel count from Sony, the incredibly compact E-420 from Olympus, the new Micro 4/3 news from the latter and Panasonic (promising even more compact DSLRs) and it’s easy to see why the DSLR category has everyone in this industry buzzing lately. Back to the latest hardware - the Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor Fuels this latest entry offering 15.1 megapixel resolution, expanded
The CE distributor Almo Corp. made a big addition to its camera category this week, announcing that it has added both Canon and Olympus to its roster of digital imaging products. Other brands in the category include Panasonic, Samsung and Vivitar. Marquee products as part of the new lines include Olympus’ FE- and FP Series, as well as the EVOLT Digital SLRs, and Canon’s new EOS Rebel XSi DSLR. “Our goal is to be a one-stop source for our dealer and fulfillment customers, from brand diversity, to product breadth and automated ordering and shipping services”, Almo’s president and CEO, Warren Chaiken, said