Remember the Canon PowerShot D10? The company's first ruggedized underwater cam was a solid snapper, but its bulky submarine-like design made it impractical for most surface-based shoots. The PowerShot D20 offers a drastic improvement over its predecessor in the appearance department, more closely resembling a compact point-and-shoot than a subaqueous vessel.
Trying to help capture memories even in the most impossible situations, Canon has revealed the new PowerShot D30 compact camera. This handy digital camera is submersible in water up to 82 feet, making it suitable for photography on dry land, in water, or anywhere else. The PowerShot D30 is built for adventure.
This week, we met Canon'sG1 X Mark II. Judging by its nomenclature, we expected a straightforward update to 2012's PowerShot flagship. Instead, this year's model is only likeits predecessorwhen it comes to size -- the camera's specifications and design have been refined significantly.
If you're angling to upgrade from your smartphone or your point-and-shoot to something a little more serious, you're probably not going to jump for thetop modelout -- unless you have that kind of money. That's where Canon's new entry-level DLSR comes in, with 18-55mm kit lens, for $550.
Nikon's got a pair of baby bumps in store for us this year on the adventure cam front. The Coolpix AW120, which replaces last year'sAW110 and the S32, which serves as 2014's answer to the S31. Both are rated for underwater use, but the similarities end there. If you've got $350 to spare, the AW120 is the camera to focus on. It's waterproof to 59 feet (18 meters), shockproof to 6.
We questionOlympus' decision to photograph its latest ruggedized cam next to a dead fish, thensend that image out to reporters. But puzzling marketing practices aside, this is one impressive point-and-shoot. The Stylus TG-3 hails from the company's Tough line, which means it's waterproof (to 50 feet), freeze-proof (to 14°F), shockproof (from seven-foot drops) and crushproof (to 220 pounds).
To many photographers -- amateurs and professionals alike -- digital SLRs represent quality. The fact that you can remove the lens and swap it for another is inconsequential to those who never buy a second optic, and it's that segment of the market that Sony's targeting with its Cyber-shot RX10.
In the past, opting for a ruggedized camera has required some serious sacrifices. Whether that's meantcomically large housingsormediocre performance, you couldn't get a fantastic point-and-shoot camera that you could also safely take on the slopes, the back of a motorcycle or on SCUBA dives. This year's Olympus Stylus Tough is the first such model I've seen that's worthy of your 350 bucks.
There’s no doubt that we’re in the middle of a new wave of camera releases this week as both Sony and Canon bring on some big guns - and a few small ones, too. With a full range reboot Cyber-shot HX400V, H300, WX350, and W800, Sony is on-point with handheld shooters sporting BIONZ X processors. Canon, meanwhile, continues to roll with the Rebel.
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As winter begins to slowly depart here in the States, some of us here at Engadget are anxious to get outside and shoot some spring-like stills. What's that? Oh, you are too? Well, we've collected a handful of discounted camera options this time around that await on the other side of the jump. Per usual, there's a range of prices, so there should be something to suit most budgets.
Canon has rolled out several new digital cameras today and among them are three new compact Elph cameras. The new cameras include the Canon PowerShot Elph 150 IS, 140 IS, and 135. Canon promises that all three of the cameras will capture high-quality images and 720p resolution video.
Olympus introduced itsfive-axis image stabilizationin 2012 with theOM-D E-M5. That $1,000 camera was mighty powerful for its day, but the new IS tech was perhaps its most impressive feature, enabling sharp stills and steady handheld video. It's very exciting, then, that Olympus is bringing that same stabilization to its point-and-shoot line with the Stylus SH-1.
Long gone are the days when digital cameras were just for still photographers. In fact, with its GH4, it's easy to argue that Panasonic is putting an even greater emphasis on video capture -- of the 4K variety, in this case. The Lumix GH4, teased as the "next GH" just last month at CES, offers tremendous advantages over its predecessor, the GH3.
As smartphone imaging gets better, the market for point-and-shoot cameras has evaporated. Perhaps sensing this shift in the wind,Canonhas signed a patent-licensing deal withMicrosoftwhere both companies will have easy access to each other's technological secrets. Dour-minded individuals may say that this is just some legal mutual arse-covering which is commonplace in theselitigious times.
If you're on a tight budget and looking to buy a DSLR, we might suggest you consider amirrorless camerainstead. But if you're dead set on building out your EOS lens collection, Canon's Rebel T5 is at least a more capable choice than its predecessor, the2011-era T3.
When Mark Zuckerbergbought Oculus VRlast month, he was looking beyond gaming. "Imagine enjoying a courtside seat at a game," he said. "Or consulting with a doctor face to face." Oculus' developing VR headgear can do more than transport us to virtual worlds -- it can help us experience the real one, too.
Most camera geeks agree that Sony needed to make up for the NEX-F3, and that it did so with style by producing theNEX-5R. When we placed this in the hands of our in-house camera guru, he was "thrilled." In fact, he described it as one of the best compact ILCs of 2012-2013, and that people should keep it in their mind the next time it came time to buy a camera.
Canon'shigher-end PowerShotcameras are certainly more compelling, but they're also expensive. If you're on a budget, you might want to settle for one of these ELPHs. Canon is introducing three new models this week, including the ELPH 150 IS, 140 IS and 135 -- they're priced at $150, $130 and $120, respectively. The latter duo replace theA2600andA2500, while the 150 is a new addition to the lineup.