Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS, A2600 and A1400 Announced

Canon ELPH 130 IS

Alongside the new PowerShot N, Canon also announced the ELPH 130 IS, A2600 and A1400 at CES 2013.

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS features a 16MP sensor, 8x optical zoom and 3-inch LCD. Built-in WiFi allows the ELPH 130 IS to connect with Canon’s CameraWindow app on iOS and Android devices. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS retails for $199.99 and should be available in February. Check availability here at B&H Photo.

The Canon Powershot A2600 features a 16MP sensor, 5x optical zoom and 720p HD video capture. It retails for $149.99 and should be available in February. Check availability here at B&H Photo.

The Canon Powershot A1400 features a 16MP sensor, 5x optical zoom, HD video capture and is powered by AA batteries. It retails for $109.99 and should be available in February. Check availability here at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Canon PowerShot N Unique Compact Camera Design Announced

Canon PowerShot N LCD

The Canon PowerShot N is a new 12.1MP compact camera with a unique design. It has a a shutter and zoom ring on the top and bottom to aid with snapping images from a variety of angles. The PowerShot N also captures 1080p HD video and can wirelessly share images to iOS and Android devices via a Mobile Device Connect Button.

A new Creative Shot mode automatically applies “a series of artistic elements by varying composition, lighting and color. Creative Shot will render five different variations of the shot in different color modes, crops, and styles, delivering creative new perspectives automatically while still maintaining the original image.”

The Canon PowerShot N should be available in April for $299.99. Check availability here at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below.
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OWC Aura Pro MacBook Pro Retina Upgrade and Envoy Pro External USB 3.0 SSD Kits

OWC Aura Pro

OWC has a new 480GB SSD drive that serves as an internal hard drive upgrade for the MacBook Pro Retina. The Aura Pro is available as a single replacement drive or with the Envoy Pro kit that features an enclosure with USB 3.0 connectivity for putting the original drive that you’re replacing and using it as an external drive.

Check out the overview video from CES 2013 below.

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Samsung NX300 and NX 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D Lens Officially Announced

Samsung NX300

Ahead of CES 2013, Samsung has launched its new NX300 camera. The Samsung NX300 is a new 20.3MP mirrorless camera that captures both still images and 1080p HD video. Additionally, the NX300 can capture 3D photos and video with the new NX 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D lens.

The NX300 features a sensitivity range of ISO 100-25,600 and 9 fps continuous shooting mode. Other features include a 3.31″ AMOLED touchscreen display and iOS and Android WiFi connectivity through Samsung’s Smart Camera app.

The Samsung NX300 retails for $748 and is already available here at B&H Photo.

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Fuji X100s and X20 Coming on January 7 at CES 2013?

Fuji Press Conference

Fujifilm has a press conference scheduled for January 7, 2013 (next Monday) just prior to CES 2013. Photo Rumors is reporting that the Fuji X100s and X20 will be announced that day and will both be similar to the X100 and X10, respectively.

The Fuji X100s should contain the same leaf shutter as found in the X100, which is great news. The X100s should also offer focus peaking as an additional feature to aid in manual focusing.

I’ll have more on this from CES 2013 (hopefully live).

Canon 70D, 7D Mark II, EOS M2 and 1DSx Rumors

Canon 70D and 7D Mark II Rumors

Several rumors of upcoming Canon DSLRs appeared in a Japanese magazine, along with what appears to be confidence ratings on the chance that they’ll surface in 2013. Atop the list are the Canon 70D and 7D Mark II with a 70% and 85% likelihood chance, respectively, that we’ll see them this year as obvious replacements to the current Canon 60D and 7D.  Key rumored specs for the 70D and 7D Mark II include a 24MP APS-C sensor and sensitivity up to ISO 25,600. [Read more...]