The first thing that strikes you when you see Casio's new Exilim EX-G1 is its wedge-like shape. With few exceptions, most point-and-shoot cameras are as boxy as a '64 Chevy Impala. Not so Casio's Exilim EX-G1, which has lines reminiscent of the far sexier-looking '65 Chevy Impala, a car that to this day remains a true head-turner. (What a difference a year makes!)
One of the cooler attributes of digital capture is the fact that you retain the ability to 'fix' your pictures long after you've taken them, especially if you shoot RAW files. In the wrong hands however, this can become a not-so-cool attribute if it's seen as a green light for sloppy shooting habits. Even if you shoot RAW files it makes sense to set your camera controls properly (and thoughtfully) because if your JPEGs are dead-on, you'll also be spending less time diddling with your RAW files. And regardless of your personal taste in color rendition, it's always a better idea to pump up the tonal values of a 'clean' image as opposed to trying to neutralize a pumped-up image.
Everybody loves the smell of a new car, so much so you can 'bring back the love' with a shpritz or two of 'Au du Pee V'cee', which is available in 16 oz spray cans at your local car wash (the generics are reportedly just as good). Not so the look and finish of your camera gear. As spotless as they are out of the box, over time cameras, lenses, and tripods start showing the scuffs and ding-marks that inevitably come along with using your gear. And while you can't roll back the clock with anything sprayed out of a can, LensCoats offer a great measure of protection and functionality in a smart lineup of products.
I'd barely cleared off my desktop after a short (but sweet) holiday break when Jim Wagner, our dashing Leica rep, called to find out if I'd be interested in spending the afternoon with a Leica S2. In 2 words? "Oooooh baby!"
For the better part of a decade, Canon PowerShot A-Series cameras have offered a respectable set of features at an affordable price. Excellent resolution, sharp Canon optics, and quality handling have made the cameras extremely popular with budget conscious shutterbugs. Though never quite as compact or sleek as the Digital ELPH line, the PowerShot A-Series has always been renowned for capturing high-quality images with ease.
DSLR video has changed the industry. Over the past year, our photographic sensibilities have propelled the moving image-opening the door to a new realm of storytelling possibilities. For photographers, the form factor is comfortable and familiar. The lens selection? A dream come true. Custom color palettes, high ISO capture, all with a professional esthetic rivaling the production values of major Hollywood productions-how could this not be industry changing? Life changing, even?
The film of the digital age - memory cards - were dealt their biggest hands ever at CES even as two leading camera manufacturers seemed to abandon their largely proprietary formats in favor of the emerging SD card standard.
What camera companies don't promote in their new product announcements at CES can speak volumes. Sony, for example, introduced new cameras and camcorders that instead of incorporating its proprietary Memory Stick Duo card format contained slots for SD or micro SD cards.
Prices, specifications, and images are subject to change without notice. Not responsible for typographical or illustrative errors. Manufacturer rebates, terms, conditions, and expiration dates are subject to manufacturers printed forms