Canon's new Vixia Mini falls somewhere in between those two segments, looking like part Webcam and part minicamcorder. In front is an f2.8 16.8mm fish-eye lens giving you a 160-degree angle of view for movies (170 degrees for photos), which is typical of what you'd find on action cams. For those times when you want a more normal view, a Close-Up mode narrows the approximate focal length to … Read more
Anyone who's ever needed an extra hand when shooting with an SLR (or any other camera for that matter) will understand the attraction of the Capture Camera Clip System.
The two-piece device, which got its start on Kickstarter back in 2011, clamps securely onto any belt or strap up to 3 inches wide and 0.5 inch thick, while a quick-release plate attaches to the tripod mount on your camera. At the press of a button you can slide your camera off the clip, shoot, and slide it back on when you're done.
However, like many first-gen products, … Read more
The demand for Canon cameras is shrinking as smartphones become the de facto camera for consumers.
A report in the Japanese-language online edition of Nikkei doesn't paint a pretty picture for the world's biggest camera maker.
The company cut its annual profit and sales forecasts Wednesday as demand slows for its cameras.
"The changes in the business environment are very severe," the newspaper quotes Canon Vice President Toshizo Tanaka as saying.
While Nikkei cites a slowdown in the Chinese economy as one of the factors affecting Canon's camera business, the larger reason stems from the &… Read more
Our vehicles are becoming more like consumer electronics -- more like mobile computers on wheels -- and a pair of "digital carjackers" demonstrated what happens when all of the tech beneath the sheet metal falls into mischievous hands.
More and more components of modern vehicles have begun to fall under the control of computers. And we're not just talking about infotainment and dashboard apps. Think about it: a modern vehicle's engine, brakes, electronic power steering, active safety systems, and sometimes even the throttle are ultimately controlled by little electronic brains somewhere behind the dashboard.
In the … Read more
While browsing the Internet on desktop computers, people may have seen a little blue icon floating near ads. This clickable icon, dubbed "AdChoice," is meant to give users information about targeted ads and the data collected by ads; it also gives users a Do Not Track option. Now, the group that brought AdChoice to desktop is developing the same icon for mobile.
The group behind the icon, Digital Advertising Alliance, or DAA, is a coalition of advertisers, publishers, and marketers that has been working to increase transparency on the Web and create controls for online advertising.
AdChoice for … Read more
Russell Simmons, one of the founders of hip-hop behind such acts as LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys, is getting back into the music business after more than a decade "sitting on the sidelines." And he's getting back in a big way to take advantage of what's arguably become the most powerful showcase for music on the planet -- YouTube.
Simmons's latest venture, a YouTube multichannel network called All Def Digital -- which he and business partner Brian Robbins announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January but which has yet to officially launch … Read more
If you want the most zoom range in a compact camera, it looks like you'll be buying a Panasonic.
The Lumix DMC-FZ70, announced Wednesday, is fitted with a 60x f2.8-5.9 20-1200mm lens, which tops the 50x zoom lenses found on models from Sony, Fujifilm, and Canon. Not bad for a camera that measures 5.1 inches wide by 3.8 inches high by 4.7 inches deep and weighs 1.3 pounds.
All of those 50x zoom cameras share the FZ70's maximum focal length of 1200mm, so you're not gaining anything at the telephoto end. (… Read more
There are plenty of add-on lenses for the iPhone's camera. But for Olloclip, its lenses are all about high-quality optics and ease of use.
The company started from a Kickstarter project a couple years ago with its three-in-one lens that combines wide-angle, macro, and fish-eye lenses into one, tiny slide-on accessory. And now it's back again to give iPhone-ographers a little extra focal length and truer colors.
The publisher of the Walking Dead, Saga, Witchblade, and the Savage Dragon announced on Tuesday that it's closing the book on digital rights management. New books from Image Comics are now available for digital download from its online store without DRM.
Readers can purchase new books from ImageComics.com in several platform-agnostic formats: PDF, EPUB, CBR, and CBZ. Previous publishing agreements haven't changed, so people who prefer to buy from proprietary apps such as Comixology, Amazon, and Apple will still be able to do so.