Canon on Tuesday added a couple of new members to its Pixma printer family, namely the MG3520 Wireless Photo and the MG2420 All-in-One (AIO). Both are billed as being "easy-to-use models" and targeted at users in need of "superb quality and functionality at an affordable price." While we can't speak of the quality without having any samples on hand to play with, we do like that they're both priced less than a C-note.
Today is a big day for Canon, which announced a few new cameras, including one the company claims is the lightest and smallest digital SLR (DSLR) on the planet, the EOS Rebel SL1. Canon's newest Rebel with a cause features a newly developed 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the combination of which is supposed to deliver high quality shots at a fast rate.
Canon decided to update its PIXMA printer line with just four weeks to go before 2012 moves into the rear-view mirror. There are three new printers in all, including two wireless all-in-one models -- PIXMA MG6320 and MG5420 -- and a wireless photo printer -- iP7220 -- along with a new CanoScan 900F Mark II Photo Scanner that's capable of scanning up to 9600x9600 dots per inch (DPI) for film and up to 4800x4800 dpi for all other media.
When you think of allergies, several things come to mind, like peanuts, pets, and pollen. But photography? Strange as it may sound, your choice of digital camera could cause an allergic reaction. Canon has issued a product advisory that warns the rubber grips of some EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR (EOS 650D/EOS Kiss X6i overseas models) cameras contain a substance that could cause people with sensitive skin to develop a rash or have some other allergic reaction.
Canon today rolled out its EOS Rebel T4i, which assumes its rank as the company's new flagship digital SLR in the popular EOS Rebel line. The T4i boasts an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor, 100-12800 ISO range (expandable to 25600 in H mode, Canon says), and an articulating 3-inch Clear View LCD monitor with touch-menu navigation.
Canon's new EOS 60Da DSLR camera is the long-awaited successor to the EOS 20Da and just the thing for photographers who prefer to stare at space than at flowers and other earthly objects. According to Canon, the freshly minted 60Da is optimized for astrophotograhy and is ideally suited for astronomers and hobbyists who want to snap photos of the night sky.
Life has taught me that death and taxes are constants, and it’s also reinforced the concept that dropping my camera in the ocean is pretty much game over when it comes to my vacation photos. Fast forward to 2011 however, and Google + has made the impossible, possible. Deep sea diver Markus Tompson was scuba diving in Deep Bay Vancouver Canada, when he swam past a rather odd looking object. It turns out the item that caught his eye was a corroding Canon Rebel DSLR, complete with neck strap (which obviously wasn’t used), and flash card. Apparently the flash card not only survived its extended stay along the ocean floor, but its contents, along with the help of Google + users, helped the diver locate the owner.
It takes a serious commitment to photography to drop $6,800 on a DSLR camera body with no lens, and if ever you might be tempted, Canon's EOS-1D X is it. Canon calls it a "high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III an IOS-1D Mark IV models." We call it a smarty pants camera fully loaded with funtastic features, and a new body to boot.
These days it seems like everybody has a camera. A teeny-tiny inexpensive camera. You'll find them built into cell and smart phones. You'll find them in notebooks, tablets, and personal music players. So, if you have a perfectly decent compact camera, why on earth would you even consider dropping five, ten, even twenty times that much money on a full-blown SLR that's several times larger and several times heavier?
If you find yourself at Sea World, be sure to check out the Pets Rule show. You'll see a variety of animals perform some amazing tricks, like a cat walking a tightrope. There are ducks, dogs, and even a pig all prancing around acting like humans. But one thing we've never seen before is a mouse that can do math. Canon's latest rodent -- X Mark I Mouse Lite -- can do that, as well as perform a few other tricks.