Camera preview: Canon EOS M

As I announced back in June of 2010, Canon has been at work on a mirrorless camera and they've finally launched it. It's called the EOS M. It uses a new EF-M lens mount and its specs are pretty much what we expect mirrorless DSLRs to have these days. It ships in four colors: black [...]

Flickr launches People in Photos

Flickr launched a new feature they call People in Photos a few hours ago, on October 21, 2009. It lets you tag people in your photos or in your contacts' photos. I guess it was only a matter of time before this happened. While Riya and iPhoto went the route of computer-aided facial recognition, which [...]

Camera preview: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV DSLR

The Canon EOS-1D Mark IV pro DSLR was officially announced by Canon today, October 20, 2009. The specs are really good and they show Canon's been hard at work on a solid response to Nikon's latest DSLRs. Many photographers were disappointed with Canon because of their 2008-2009 DSLR product releases, which didn't seem to keep [...]

Camera preview: Canon PowerShot G11

On August 19, Canon announced the launch of the new flagship PowerShot digital camera, the G11. Having shot extensively with a G10 this summer, I'm ambivalent about upgrading to the G11. For one thing, I welcome the better low light capabilities. While the G10 showed some noise when shooting in low light, it was acceptable [...]

In-camera HDR now here

Back in November of 2006, I had a few ideas about taking foolproof photos. I predicted that it wouldn't be long before we might see in-camera HDR. That feature is now here. Let me show you two cameras that have recently become availble. They both do in-camera HDR. Ricoh CX1 Here's what Ricoh says about [...]

Camera preview: Nikon D3 and D300 DSLRs

On August 23, 2007, Nikon introduced two new DSLRs to the market: the full frame D3, and the D300, an upgrade to the D200. I'm late with this bit of news -- I meant to publish the post sooner, but I was out of the country and I had less access to the internet that [...]

Lens preview: EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Prime

Canon chose to announce the availability of a new wide-angle lens along with the EOS-1Ds Mark III. It's the new EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM prime, which upgrades the existing EF 14mm f/2.8L USM. The lens will feature the same correction for rectilinear distortion, but with improved dust and water resistance, a round aperture for [...]

Camera preview: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III DSLR

On the same day that it released information about the upcoming EOS 40D DSLR, Canon dropped a bombshell. The much-expected 1Ds Mark III is ready, and will begin shipping in November. We all knew it was coming, but what we didn't expect was the medium format-like resolution: a whopping 21.1 megapixels! Here are the specs [...]

Camera preview: Canon EOS 40D DSLR

On August 20, just three days ago, Canon announced the new EOS 40D DSLR, the successor to the very good EOS 30D camera. The camera will begin selling in September, and Amazon has already started taking pre-orders. After reviewing the specs and photos, I am impressed. Canon has made the 40D better than the 30D [...]