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  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Unboxing and Sample Images

    Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera

    Canon PowerShot G1 X

    We recently received our first shipment of the Canon PowerShot G1 X digital camera. Since Canon first made the announcement of the G1 X back at the beginning of January we have been pretty excited to get our hands on one. Now that we have finally received the Canon G1 X, we've created a short unboxing video so everyone can share in our delight of seeing the G1 X for the first time (scroll down for video). In the video you will see the G12. We were curious to see the size difference of the two. The G1 X is certainly larger, but, surprisingly, not by too much. We have also included sample images taken with the G1 X at different ISO levels. Scroll down below the video to see those sample images taken with the G1 X.

    The Canon PowerShot G1 X sells for $799 and is available at our website here.

     

    Here are the sample images taken with the G1 X at different ISO levels. The first image is a picture of the overall scene. We then provide crops of the image at increasing ISO levels. The image holds up incredibly well through ISO 3200, but starts to fall apart at 6400. The difference between 6400 and 12800 doesn't appear as great as the difference between 3200 and 6400.

    Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Images

    Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Image

    Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Image at 400 ISO

    Detail of Image at ISO 400

    Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Image at 800 ISO

    Detail of Image at ISO 800

    Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Image at 1600 ISO

    Detail of Image at ISO 1600

    Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Image at 3200 ISO

    Detail of Image at ISO 3200

    Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Image at 6400 ISO

    Detail of Image at ISO 6400

    Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Image at 12800 ISO

    Detail of Image at ISO 12800

  • Canon Introduces 3 New PowerShot Digital Cameras (SX150 IS, ELPH 510 HS, ELPH 310 HS)

    We are pleased to announce the introduction of 3 new Canon PowerShot compact digital cameras. Canon has recently introduced the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS, ELPH 510 HS, and the ELPH 310 HS.

    Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

    Canon PowerShot SX150 IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera (Red)

    Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Digital Camera

    The Canon PowerShot SX150 IS (black, red) is an upgrade of the SX130 IS. Looking through the specifications, there are no really big improvements over the SX130 IS. The SX150 IS maintains being powered by (2) AA batteries.

    Depending on how you look at it, this is either a godsend or a drag. We've sold a lot of SX130 IS digital cameras because customers were specifically looking for a camera that was powered by AA batteries (and there are not too many left). We've also had customers who won't even consider the camera because it is powered by AA batteries. Digital cameras powered by AA batteries are great for the frequent traveler, or for the frequent, "I feel like I'm forgetting something". If you forget your charger, just walk into a drug store, purchase some AA batteries (make sure to get some with umph!), and you will be on your way. This, in theory, sounds great for anyone, but digital cameras are power hungry. If you don't purchase high-powered AA batteries (batteries with umph!), then you will be lucky to shoot more than a few shots before the camera dies. Buy AA batteries with some real guts and the camera will work for longer, but still typically not as long as a digital camera with a dedicated proprietary lithium-ion battery. If you aren't using rechargeable AA batteries, you will end up spending a fortune on the batteries in the long run. Plus, you will be contributing to your local landfill more than what will keep your conscience happy in the short term.

    The SX150 IS is now boasting a 14.1 megapixel image sensor, which is an improvement over the 12.1 megapixel sensor of the SX130 IS. It does now feature a dedicated movie record button, which we are starting to see as a standard feature for digital cameras. We welcome this standardization. It is a pain in the behind when you are forced to switch a mode dial, or click through a menu, just to get into a Movie mode, to then have to hit the shutter button in order to start recording footage.

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera (Silver)

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS Digital Camera

    The Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS (silver, black, red) is an upgrade of the ELPH 500 HS. We really like the ELPH series of Canon PowerShot digital cameras. They are compact, but feel good in the hand; feel steady and secure, with a, typically, rugged metallic shell; and have very pleasing aesthetics. The ELPH 510 HS looks to be a really cool camera. It is less than an inch thick and has an incredible 12x optical zoom lens with a 28mm (equivalent) wide-angle. Apparently the lens engineers had to work overtime to figure out that one. It also has a huge touch screen (3.2") with a Touch Shutter. Touch Shutter works by allowing the user to simply touch the screen where they want the camera to focus and meter, and the camera will do the rest. For example, if you are trying to take a picture of someone, just touch their face and the camera will focus on the face, meter to get the correct exposure for their face, and take a picture--all in an instant. In addition, the ELPH 510 HS features the Canon HS system. You may be asking, "What is Canon's HS System?" We believe it stands for High Sensitivity (we have yet to hear a definitive answer), but it essentially is a series of features (both physical in engineering/manufacturing and by using software) to get better images in low-light. That's it. For a more detailed explanation of what's involved, check out this website.

    Canon PoweShot ELPH 310 HS

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera (Purple)

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS Digital Camera

    The Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS (purple, silver, blue, pink, green) is an upgrade of the ELPH 300 HS. Like the ELPH 510 HS, this camera is also very slim, and it too features a longer zoom lens. In this case the ELPH 310 HS has an 8x optical zoom. One feature we are sad to see lost from the ELPH 300 HS is the 24mm wide-angle. The ELPH 310 HS has a 28mm wide-angle. I guess Canon thought the 8x vs. 5x was a worthwhile compromise. For those looking to capture detail from a distance, the 24mm wide-angle will not be missed. But, get a huge group of people together and try to take a picture of them in your living room, you will miss the 24mm wide-angle. Besides the 8x zoom there is no bump in megapixel count, but there is a larger screen (3"). Canon is really excited about the external finish of the ELPH 310 HS. It comes in five very bright, metallic colors that are sure to draw attention. One thing we like about bright colors...harder to lose.

  • On Sale Now! Instant Savings on Select Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras

    Canon makes some of the most popular digital point and shoot cameras in the world, which are also known as PowerShots. And, now through July 9th many of Canon's most sought-after PowerShots are on sale. See below for more information on pricing for each model. Click through the provided links to see more details, and to be able to purchase the cameras online.

    Canon PowerShot SX30 IS:

    Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Digital Camera

    Originally $429, now on sale for $399 after a $30 INSTANT savings.

    Canon PowerShot SX230 IS:

    Canon PowerShot SX230 IS Digital CameraOriginally $349, now on sale for $329 after a $20 INSTANT savings

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS:

    Canon PowerShot 500 HS Digital CameraOriginally $299, now on sale for $279 after a $20 INSTANT savings.

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS:

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Digital CameraOriginally $249, now on sale for $229 after a $20 INSTANT savings.

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS:

    Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS Digital CameraOriginally $199, now on sale for $179 after $20 INSTANT savings.

    Canon PowerShot A2200:

    Canon PowerShot A2200 Digital CameraOriginally $139, now on sale for $129 after a $10 INSTANT savings.

    With the July 4th weekend just around the corner any of these cameras would make a great addition for capturing every moment at your big party. Plus, all of these cameras offer a "fireworks" scene mode that allows for longer exposures to capture the entire trail of exploding fireworks. Keep in mind that a tripod will be required as any movement of the camera during a long exposure will render the image blurry.

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