Canon PowerShot A2200 Hands-On Review

The Canon PowerShot A2200 is a new 14.1MP, budget-oriented point and shoot camera with a retail price around $140.  The A2200 offers a 4x optical zoom that gives you a 28-112mm equivalent zoom range.  The A2200 can also capture 720p HD video and it sports a 2.7-inch LCD.

I had a chance to spend a few minutes with the new compact camera at CES 2011.  My initial impressions are below. [Read more…]

 

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, A2200, A1200 and A800

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, A2200, A1200 and A800 are Canon’s latest round of budget-oriented compact cameras.

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Key Features

  • 16MP Sensor
  • 720p HD Video Capture
  • 5x Optical Zoom Lens (28-140mm equivalent)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3-inch LCD

The PowerShot A3300 IS should be available in late February at an initial retail price of $179.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

Canon PowerShot A2200 Key Features

  • 14.1MP Sensor
  • 720p HD Video Capture
  • 4x Optical Zoom Lens (28-112mm equivalent)
  • 2.7-inch LCD

The PowerShot A2200 should be available in early March at an initial retail price of $139.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

Canon PowerShort A1200 Key Features

  • 12.1MP Sensor
  • 720p HD Video Capture
  • 4x Optical Zoom Lens (28-112mm equivalent)
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • AA Battery-powered

The PowerShot A1200 should be available in early March at an initial retail price of $109.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

Canon PowerShot A800 Key Features

  • 10MP Sensor
  • 3.3x Optical Zoom Lens (37-112mm equivalent)
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • AA Battery-powered

The PowerShot A800 should be available in mid-February at an initial retail price of $89.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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

Firmware Friday: Sony NEX-3, NEX-5, Canon SX130, Rebel XS

Camera Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware.

Canon Rebel XS / 1000D version 1.0.7 – “Fixes a rare phenomenon in which “Cannot create folder” is displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor, after which shooting is no longer possible with the SD card in your camera.” [Canon Website]

Canon SX130 IS version 1.0.1.0 – “Fixes a phenomenon in which the audio and video get recorded out of sync when shooting movies with the image quality set to high definition (1280×720 pixels).” [Canon Website]

Sony NEX-3 / Sony NEX-5 version 03 – “Autofocus is now supported when using the NEX-5/NEX-3 with 14 lenses from the full range of A-mount optics by Sony and Carl Zeiss that includes telephotos, primes and zooms. Aperture settings can be maintained during HD movie recording, and system menu operation has been streamlined alongside other usability improvements. Registered NEX-5/NEX-3 owners will be advised of the free update via email.” [Sony Website]

Canon PowerShot G12 and SX30 IS Announced

Canon has announced two new advanced point and shoot cameras in the PowerShot G12 and PowerShot SX30 IS.

The Canon G12 features a 10MP sensor, 5x optical zoom lens and the ability to capture 720p HD video at 24 fps.  Additionally, the G12 offers a sensistivity range of ISO 80-3200, and has a new HDR mode, which allows for multiple shots to be combined into one image.  The G12 has a 2.8″ vari-angle LCD at 461k dot resolution.

The Canon G12 should be available in October 2010 at an initial retail price of $499.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The Canon SX30 IS is a superzoom camera with a 14.1MP sensor, 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD and a whopping 35x optical zoom lens (24-840mm equivalent).  The SX30 IS can capture 720p HD video at 30 fps and offers a sensitivity range of ISO 80-1600.

The Canon SX30 IS should be available in September 2010 at an initial retail price of $429.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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