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Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 02, 2014  |  0 comments

Canon announced today it is commemorating the 80th anniversary of its very first camera: the Kwanon. Initially produced in prototype form in 1934, the Kwanon was Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 17, 2016  |  0 comments

Want to put a high quality Canon in your pocket? The company just announced two new “pocket rockets”: the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot SX720 HS digital cameras.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 15, 2014  |  0 comments

Canon unveiled a premium portable camera at photokina this morning: the 20MP PowerShot G7 X, which uses a large (for a compact model) 1-inch CMOS image sensor and features a multi-angle (up to 180°), flip-up, 3-inch touch capacitive, rear LCD panel with 1,040K dots of resolution.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Designed to capture high-quality images and HD video with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity for wireless sharing, Canon just annouced two new cameras to its super-zoom PowerShot SX lineup: the PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot SX420 IS digital cameras. Canon also introduced three new compact additions to the PowerShot ELPH series: the ELPH 360 HS, ELPH 190 IS digital cameras and the ELPH 180.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Canon just introduced the new PowerShot SX740 HS compact digital camera, which has a 40x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 24-960mm), a 20.3MP CMOS imaging sensor and 4K video capabilities, a first in the PowerShot camera series, according to Canon USA.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Superzoom cameras are not dead! Canon just introduced the new PowerShot SX70 HS compact digital camera, which features a whopping 65x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 21-1365mm), a 20.3MP CMOS imaging sensor and 4K video capabilities.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Feb 24, 2015  |  0 comments

For a compact camera, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a large image sensor; in fact, it is slightly larger than the sensor found in Micro Four Thirds cameras. The G1 X II offers a moderate resolution of 13 megapixels, with maximum resolution in images with an aspect ratio of 4:3. By default, however, the camera is set to an aspect ratio of 3:2 that delivers slightly less image resolution.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2018  |  0 comments

At first glance, the new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III appears to be either a not-quite-pocketable compact camera or an extremely svelte mirrorless model with a built-in zoom lens. And if you squint your eyes, it even resembles a miniature DSLR.

George Schaub  |  Apr 01, 2011  |  1 comments

In the report on the Canon PowerShot G11 (April, 2010, available at www.shutterbug.com) I concluded by saying that it was “an excellent traveling companion.” Ditto on the new G12 ($499, MSRP), the latest iteration of the Canon “G” line of integral lens cameras aimed at the photo enthusiast. In fact, you could ditto many of the form, function, and features of the G12 with the G11, so I will not...

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 01, 2015  |  0 comments

When I first heard about the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($999), I fully expected that I was going to hate it. Could there really be a good reason for someone to buy a compact camera stuffed with a 25x (24-600mm equivalent) zoom lens? After all, how often does the average photographer go from wide angle to superzoom to warrant the size and weight that a lens like that requires?

Edited by George Schaub  |  Dec 18, 2015  |  0 comments

The new PowerShot G5 X is based on the same sensor system as the G7 X. It uses a 1-inch sensor (BSI technology) with 20MP and a professional 3:2 aspect ratio. Compared to the G7 X, the G5 X has a lot of new and additional features, including a high-resolution electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million RGB dots that is based on OLED technology. By default, the viewfinder offers a frame rate of 30 frames per second, being the most efficient power-saving mode.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 12, 2015  |  0 comments

Canon tooks the wraps off two new compact PowerShot G-series cameras this morning. Both feature 20.2-megapixel, 1-inch CMOS image sensors but sit in different places in the G-series line. The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a step above the current G7 X, which we reviewed earlier this year. Meanwhile, the Canon PowerShot G9 X is the new entry-level model in the line.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Canon just unveiled the G9 X Mark II compact camera at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The follow-up to the popular G9 X camera from 2015, the Mark II version is designed to be faster with added Bluetooth wireless capability.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Canon unveiled three new super-zoom cameras to its PowerShot SX lineup this morning, along with two new compact models to its sleek and chic ELPH line. The announcements were timed with the start of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is opening in Las Vegas, Nevada this week.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 17, 2015  |  0 comments

Canon just took the wraps off of a very cool new camera: the PowerShot G3 X, which boasts a 25x optical lens with image stabilization and a one-inch, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. For those keeping score at home that means this relatively compact camera has a zoom lens equivalent to 24-600mm with an aperture range of f/2.8-f/5.6.

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