Ability to continuously auto-focus during movie recording
In summary the new 650D / Rebel T4i is the most complicated yet friendly mid-range Canon DSLR yet, truly a camera that you can grow into as your photography skills develop. It only misses out on our highest Essential award because of the still slow Live View auto-focusing and a small price increase over the 600D, but is more than deserving of our still-coveted Highly Recommended award.
High image quality with good balance between detail and noise reduction in JPEG output
With the EOS 650D, Canon faced the challenge of taking an already successful camera line and finding a way to offer more than a token upgrade without stealing too much thunder from its higher-spec'd DSLRs. By maintaining what has long been very good image quality for both stills and video shooting and addressing operational handling with a remarkably well-executed touchscreen implementation, the latest addition to the Rebel lineup carves out a niche as one of the more enjoyable to use entry...
Image quality and high ISO performance
Although it has an 18 million pixel sensor, Canon's EOS 650D/Rebel T4i doesn't use the same CMOS device as other cameras in Canon's range. It uses a new Hybrid CMOS sensor that is designed to facilitate a combined phase detection and contrast detection autofocus system that operates during video recording and when Live View is activated.
Touch-screen adds to user experience
The Canon EOS 650D is the first mid-range DSLR to offers touch-screen functionality and is all the better for it. While Canon has implemented the technology well, it hasn't made it obligatory to the camera's general operation. Autofocus performance has seen a fairly major improvement too, with the While other changes are more incremental they do make the EOS 650D a more enjoyable camera to use than its predecessor.
Excellent image quality, Excellent colour reproduction
Video is improved thanks to stereo sound and continuous AF, although this is still generally quite slow compared to mirrorless cameras, and the noise of the lens focussing is easily picked up by the internal microphones. In fact, the manual recommends the use of an external microphone if this is something you want to avoid.
Produces great quality shots
The 650D's improved autofocus system (as per the 60D) is a big step forward and the HD movie mode makes best use of the new touchscreen technology. The camera's 18-megapixel sensor produces great quality shots direct from camera, but the limitations at higher ISO settings and small buffer when shooting raw files in burst mode are sticking points.
Very fast in shot-to-shot performance and burst mode
Canon's EOS 650D is for users who want fast speed out of an entry-level digital SLR camera. It can pump out photos to the tune of five frames per second, making it perfect for budding sports and action photographers who don't want to spend more for an enthusiast-level body. It's an easy camera to use and get the hang of and Canon has included a touchscreen so that you can have more choice as to how you control the camera's settings.
Dedicated video switch
The Canon EOS 650D comes as an update to the 600D, which was announced early last year. The highlight of the 650D is its touchscreen display which makes it the first shooter in the dSLR segment to sport such a feature. This new 18-megapixel entry-level dSLR boasts better shooting performance and enhanced video controls with a duo of STM lenses. According to a Canon representative, the 600D will still be sold alongside the 650D.
Continuous AF in video
The Canon EOS 650D is packed with cool features, including a multi-touch touchscreen, full high-definition video with improved video controls and a faster auto-focus with better noise performance. It's a serious package for new SLR users -- but Micro Four Thirds and other lens-swapping cameras offer similar features for less money.
The G12 represents a measured update to an already wonderful G11 platform and carries on the better than average ISO performance and excellent still image quality of the earlier camera. Video has now been upped to 720p HD status and there's a useful HDR shooting mode along with multiple aspect ratios and a tracking AF function to tempt G11 owners to move into a 12.
Snappy performance in most respects
You'd expect great things from Canon's flagship compact camera and, in most respects, the PowerShot G12 delivers. It offers a solid (though somewhat cluttered) design, great photo quality, features for beginners and enthusiasts, HD video, and more optional extras than anything else in its class. Sure, a faster lens, further improved movie mode, and an actual printed manual would be nice, but I guess those will have to wait for the next model (or so I hope).
Produced beautiful 10M photos
Canon has impressed us once again with the most powerful and capable G-series camera to date. The G12 excels in various environments, especially low light thanks to class leading high ISO performance and a fast lens. Very few grips with this one, such as excessive red-eye in our people photos
Speedy performance, excellent image quality and a versatile screen
If you want an all-in-one camera that offers a tried and trusted user interface, speedy performance, excellent image quality and a versatile screen, the Canon Powershot G12 is very easy to recommend. Whether it still offers enough to justify its high price tag in the face of increased competition from cameras with bigger sensors and better image quality in low-light is entirely up to you - we'd just tip the balance in the G12's favour, at least for this year...
Superb controls, build and ergonomics
Canon's PowerShot G12 may only represent a modest update over its predecessor, but by addressing some of the criticisms of that model while adding a few small but neat new features, it's become a preferable camera overall. So the first headline is Canon's flagship compact has just got even better.
excellent image quality
Although barely a year separates the release of the two models, the Canon Powershot G12 was launched into a considerably more competitive market than its predecessor the G11. Despite this, Canon hasn't felt the need to make a huge number of changes in the new model. The shape of the body is more or less identical but, most significantly, the G12 shares the same 10MP sensor as the G11, which sits nestled behind the same 28-140mm (equivalent) lens.
Good manual controls
If you're in the market for a new camera and don't want the bulk of a proper DSLR Ã¢Â?Â? or even a smaller mirrorless camera such as the Sony NEX-3 Ã¢Â?Â? the G12 fits the bill extremely well. The manual modes and dials on offer, while daunting to beginners, will be hugely appreciated by anyone who's grown frustrated by the mistakes their compact makes in manual mode.
As stated earlier, the PowerShot SX1 IS had no problem shooting in low light with a slow shutter.
We can definitely say that Canon's upgrade to last year's PowerShot SX10 IS was a step in the right direction. However, the 10-megapixel Canon PowerShot SX1 IS left us with a few sour tastes in our mouths, particularly due to a few basic imaging flaws and the camera's inability to transcend a one-second shutter speed in Manual mode. We had to use a Scene mode to reach 15 seconds, and that means we couldn't shoot in RAW.
great image quality
The Canon SX1 Is impresses with its full 1080p video mode, putting it head and shoulders above similar "bridge" cameras. Consumers, however, should carefully consider whether that's enough to make them pick the SX1 over the similar SX10 IS. By Joseph Ben Keough.
Full HD Video Recording.
Canon has managed to squeeze in some extra functionality for the SX1 compact digital camera that helps it stand out as a worthy replacement for your existing unit. Given its HD video recording option as well as the increased ability to capture better images via the internal CMOS sensor, it's got everything needed in a non SLR camera. A more ergonomic selection dial could be added in the future to add an extra benefit.
The latest addition to the 'S' series line of ultra-zoom models from Canon, the SX10 IS is an extremely versatile 10-megapixel camera. This model is referred to by many as the 'S6 IS', as it is the successor to the very popular S5 IS from 2007. Many of the powerful features found on the S5 IS have been carried over to this new camera, including the 2.5-inch Vari-angle LCD, Stereo microphones, VGA sized movie mode at 30fps, shutter speed range from 1/3200 - 15 seconds, sensitivity settings...
the Canon PowerShot SX10 is lightweight.
Overall, the Canon PowerShot SX10 should appeal to plenty of enthusiasts for its reliable, high-quality performance and its laudable ability to mimic a video camera with its swivel screen, not to mention its advanced controls. This is a very competent camera and a good value considering its feature set - especially when you shop around online.
great overall image
From the outside the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS looks like a formidable opponent to other Ultra Zooms in its class. It has a 20x optical zoom, versatile LCD swivel screen and all the manual controls and shooting options most amateur photographers could ask for. However, the Canon PowerShot SX10's basic imager just couldn't handle areas of high contrast, producing blowouts all over the place.
Excellent low-light performance
Excellent low-light performance, impressive printed output, very fast shutter lag times, solid build, superb customization, and excellent image quality all add up to make the Canon EOS 50D a great choice for all types of photographers, and a sure Dave's Pick.
At its sharpest f-stop on the zoom lens, the 50D captured an average of 1,928 lines per picture height, which is a high score that results in very crisp images
The Canon EOS 50D is fast and sharp, and it produces low noise at high ISOs. If you own compatible lenses, there's not much to think about. If you don't, Nikon's D90 might be worth a look
excellent color reproduction
My personal expectations for the 50D were a mixture of highs and lows; experience has taught me that Canon's updates to their mid-range DSLRs usually tend to be evolutionary, but I honestly expected to see some significant improvements over the old Canon 20D that I used several years ago. As it turns out, I was both pleasantly surprised and a little disappointed by what I experienced with the 50D.
Very good photo quality (with a good lens)
While very good overall, the EOS-50D reminded me that you need a quality piece of glass attached to get the most out of the camera. While it has a nice zoom range, the 18 - 200 mm kit lens (one of two available) doesn't let the 50D do its best work. That said, you'll get good exposures out of the 50D, though it did clip highlights more than I'd like. Colors were just right -- no complaints here. The camera captures plenty of detail, and with a nice lens, you'll see it.
Perfect camera for the enthusiast
Upgrading the popular 40D, the 50D provides similar performance and increased image size and quality thanks to the addition of the new DIGIC 4 processor. The combination of speed and performance makes this the perfect camera for the enthusiast or anyone looking to upgrade from an entry-level dSLR. With a MSRP of US$1399 for the body, the size and quality of the images is in my opinion worth the extra money over the 40D.
But there’s no doubt the new EOS 50D is a very powerful and feature-packed semi-pro DSLR which succeeds in its goals.
The Canon EOS 50D is a worthy update to the already excellent EOS 40D, equipping it not just with the latest features, but also a significant boost in resolution without compromising noise levels. The presence of certain specifications, and the fact it's arrived six months earlier than Canon's normal schedule, proves just how seriously the company views Nikon's D300 as a rival.
The Canon EOS 50D performs very well and deserves an excellent rating among DSLR cameras.
The Canon EOS 50D performs very well and deserves an excellent rating among DSLR cameras. Image quality is certainly good with low-noise, good color accuracy and reliable exposure. The 50D is also one of the fastest and most quiet DSLRs.
latest generation image processor
Canon's website describes the SD880 as a "trendy and slick" addition to Canon's digital ELPH line, words which fairly scream "marketing buzz" to any but the most inexperienced of photographers. However, Canon gets a pass for the language; the SD880 might be trendy and/or slick depending on your point of view, but it is definitely a pretty neat little camera when it comes to capturing images, which is the bottom line for our purposes.
compact and stylish camera
If you're looking for a compact and stylish camera with a big LCD and a wide-angle lens, then the PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH should be high on your list. It's not perfect, but the PowerShot SD880 is certainly better than the majority of the competition, which makes it easy to recommend.
latest DIGIC 4 image processor
Canon's PowerShot SD880 IS continues the legacy of the Digital ELPH line with powerful features, amazing performance, and awesome image quality; all in a diminutive package. If you are one who is in the market for a pocket-sized digicam, the SD880 IS will surely please. Everyone who picked this little guy up enjoyed playing with it and snapping pictures, and the large 3.0-inch LCD makes it incredibly easy to share with friends and family.
it an easy camera
As is typically the case with Canon's PowerShot line, the E1 performs quite well, with good color and exposure across a broad range of exposure conditions. Color is just about spot-on accurate, with only minor deviations in saturation and hue accuracy. Luminance noise is a little high at the middle ISOs and up, though detail remains quite strong at the lower ISO settings. The Canon E1 is fairly quick, with good shutter lag, though shot-to-shot cycle times are about average.
accurate, vibrant colors
If you love the E1's looks, great! Because you'll find that beneath its controversial exterior, this is a fairly capable, fully functional camera â?? even if it doesn't look like it on the outside. What we're wondering at this point, though, is if the E1's $180-ish street price doesn't price it out of its own market. If the E1 were inexpensive ($50 cheaper, say), the E1's budget vibe might be forgivable.
more consistent color accuracy
The new Canon Powershot E1 may be targeted towards a young crowd, with new colors, menus and creative sounds, but it can definitely hold its own when it comes to performance and quality. With Easy, Auto, Program auto and a variety of scene modes, this camera can be picked up and used by anyone in the family. Performance and quality are very good for an entry-level camera, making the MSRP of US$199.99 a very good deal.
very competent little camera
So it all sounds really good. Well yes, it is a very competent little camera. There is a compromise in terms of size, as this wonâ?? t slip into your pocket as easily as, say, one of the IXUS models, but then you have to glance at the price. The E1 was launched in the UK as an Argos exclusive at Â£159.99, although it is now available elsewhere. However, Argos have slashed the price of the camera to a very commendable Â£129.99, making this something of a bargain.
this camera is adorable.
What it really comes down to is that, considering the hardware inside and the cool design of the E1, I was expecting fast, smooth, impressive operation, just in a stylish new package. Don't get me wrong; compared to some competitors on the market like Kodak, who make awful point-and-shoots, this is a fantastic camera. But for someone who has handled quite a few Canons, I'm a little mystified by its moments of clunkiness.
High resolution; low noise even at high sensitivities; sensible approaches to dust removal Anti-dust systems not 100 per cent infallible; bundled lens doesn’t have anti-shake; Sony A100 a tough rival The Canon EOS 400D builds on the success of the 350D and is an excellent entry-level digital SLR
the Canon PowerShot S3 IS's combination of features, performance, and relatively compact design certainly gives megazoomers a compelling alternative.
The bottom line: A very well-executed megazoom camera, the Canon PowerShot S3 IS reminds you why dSLRs still have competition for photo enthusiasts' hearts.
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