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No sueballs needed: Microsoft and Canon buddy up on patent deal

Microsoft has hammered out a patent-sharing deal with camera biz Canon. The two companies have agreed to cross-license their protected technologies, which cover stuff from digital photo products to mobile gear. No specific products, patents or platforms were named, however. Microsoft and Canon have signed other patent deals in …
Shaun Nichols, 02 Jul 2014
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Canon offers a cloud just for still photos, not anything else. Weird

Japanese camera and printer behemoth Canon has started up a cloud photo storage service called irista. We wrote about the service's pre-beta instantiation here. You can upload any size photo file, within the limits of your capacity entitlement obviously. You don’t get any editing tools and only stills are supported, not videos, …
Chris Mellor, 06 Jun 2014
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Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

Security researchers have demonstrated a hack that allowed them to get into the web interface of a Canon Pixma printer before modifying its firmware to run the classic 90s computer game Doom. The proof-of-concept demo by security researchers at Context Information Security, which involved remotely accessing the web interface on …
John Leyden, 15 Sep 2014

Canon climbs atop Facebook with over-the-top pic wrangler

Having built numerous services over the top of what used to just be the World Wide Web, Facebook is now the established platform for plenty of applications. So it pretty much had to happen that someone would find a way to create services that clamber over The Social NetworkTM to subject it to some OTT pain. That's what Canon …
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Canon reaches for stars with DSLR refresh

Canon sent its latest DSLR into orbit today with the launch of the EOS 60Da, a high-res snapper designed for astrophotography. The Canon EOS 60Da - essentially a refresh of the 20Da - packs a modified infrared filter and low-noise sensor, which along with a "heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity", makes it an ideal candidate for …
Caleb Cox, 03 Apr 2012
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Canon suspends EOS 5D Mk III shipments

Canon has temporarily halted shipping of its latest DSLR, the 5D Mark III, after customers reported a fault with the LCD display that leads to exposure issues. Punters complained online that the camera's exposure value can change when shooting in dark conditions, a fault the company acknowledged in a statement today. "Canon has …
Caleb Cox, 18 Apr 2012
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Canon focuses on low-end with PowerShot snappers

Canon snapped into focus today with the launch of six 16Mp A-series PowerShots to slot into its lower-end range of compact cameras. First up is the PowerShot A810 and A1300, classic models that still run on AA batteries. The A1300 rocks up with an optical viewfinder too, an unusual rarity in this day and age. Both feature 28mm …
Caleb Cox, 07 Feb 2012
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Canon debuts EOS M compact system camera

Seemingly bowing to peer pressure, Canon has finally unveiled its own compact system camera, the EOS M. A mirrorless interchangeable-lens snapper that features its new EF-M lens mount and an 18Mp APS-C CMOS sensor. Rather than try a new imaging format, Canon is playing it safe with DSLR tech in a small body and competing with …
Caleb Cox, 23 Jul 2012
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Canon focuses on compact snapper spruce-up

CES 2012 Week Canon has snapped into action at CES, introducing the long-awaited next-gen addition to its highly-popular G series of premium compact cameras. Canon G1 X The Canon PowerShot G1 X sits alongside its previous top dog, the PowerShot G12, displacing it at the head of the food chain as the company's best point- …
Caleb Cox, 09 Jan 2012
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Canon crossbreeds mouse with adder

Canon has been busy genetically splicing technology and has released a computer mouse that doubles up as a calculator. Behold the X Mark I Mouse. Canon X Mark I Mouse While the Bluetooth 2.0 device includes three mouse buttons and laser tracking, this one can also be used for calculations - as well as providing a numeric …
Caleb Cox, 27 Jul 2011
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Canon's fresh 18Mp DSLR flirts with film-makers

Canon today unveiled its latest digital SLR refresh, with an 18.1Mp full-frame snapper aimed at pro sports and studio photographers. The Canon EOS-1D X, a replacement of the EOS-1D Mark IV and EOS-1Ds Mark III, is what the company calls "the film-maker's DSLR", as it features 1080p video recording with manual exposure, focus and …
Caleb Cox, 18 Oct 2011
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Canon focuses on 25th birthday EOS DSLR

Canon will mark a quarter Century of its EOS single-lens reflex camera system with its latest DSLR, the EOS 5D Mark III. The Mark III takes things up a notch from its highly-rated predecessor, pushing the sensor up a megapixel or so, and featuring the new 61-point AF system found in the recently launched EOS-1D X. Canon EOS 5D …
Caleb Cox, 02 Mar 2012
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Canon perks up Powershot pair

Canon has unveiled two additions to its Powershot cameras range, both powered by the latest Digic 5 image processor which enhances colour, reduces noise and increases white balance accuracy. First up is the PowerShot S100, a quality compact snapper that builds on the S90/S95 heritage of good low light sensitivity and manual …
Caleb Cox, 16 Sep 2011
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Tech giants link arms with startups against patent trolls

A group of big names in tech is trying again to stem the ravages of patent trolls by forming a mutual non-aggression pact. Google, Canon, SAP, Dropbox, Newegg, Pure Storage and Asana are the foundation members of Lotnet – the License on Transfer Network – and they hope to attract other tech players to the fold. While it's only …
Canon Legria HF M32

Canon ups camcorder capacity

Canon has extended its Legria HF M camcorder line with a 64GB model. Canon Legria HF M32 Despite that capacity, it's still labelled the Legria HF M32. In addition to the 64GB of on-board storage, the M32 can take SDXC cards of up to 2TB capacity, as and when they become available. The M32 will also take EyeFi wireless SD …
Hard Reg, 14 Jul 2010
Canon PowerShot G1 X compact camera

Canon PowerShot G1 X compact camera

Canon’s ever-popular Powershot G-series has a new and exciting addition that promises to expand the line-up rather than just upgrade it. While the new Powershot G1 X keeps some of the looks and features of its predecessor – the G12 – it also departs from previous models in significant ways. Canon PowerShot G1 X compact camera …
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Canon intros entry-level DSLRs

Canon has bulked out the popular EOS camera range with two entry-level DSLRs, as well as some high-end lenses and flash units. The EOS 600D has an 18Mp sensor and offers 1080p recording, which can be watched back on its 3in hi-res rotatable LCD. Canon EOS 600D The EOS 1100D has a 12.2Mp sensor, handles 720p recording and has …
Caleb Cox, 07 Feb 2011
The Register breaking news

Canon supersedes EOS 50D

Canon has announced the latest addition to its EOS digital SLR range: the 18Mp 60D. The new model replaces the existing EOS 50D, Canon said. In addition to the extra millions of pixels on the sensor - the 50D was a 15Mp camera - the new model sports a moveable LCD. As before, the size is 3in, but this one has 1,040,000 dots - …
Tony Smith, 26 Aug 2010
Canon Ixus 300 HS

Canon intros 'luxury' compact

Canon has taken the wraps off its latest "luxury" compact, the Ixus 300 HS, set to go on sale later this month. The 10Mp Ixus sports a 28mm wide-angle lens with 3.8x optical zoom and optical image stabilisation. The sensor feeds a 3in, 16:9 LCD on the back. Canon Ixus 300 HS Canon's Ixus 300 HS: designer compact Canon touted …
Tony Smith, 11 May 2010
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Multifunction printer p0wnage just getting worse, researcher finds

It is now easier than ever to hack corporate networks through multifunction printers, which can even offer up access to Active Directory accounts according to security consultant Deral Heiland. The moustachioed Rapid 7 tech veteran said his team now gains access to corporate active directory credentials through credentials …
Darren Pauli, 05 Aug 2014
Canon Ixus 210

Canon Ixus 210

Canon Ixus 210 Canon’s first touchscreen compact, the Digital Ixus 200 IS was a disappointing offering, not helped by Canon providing both touchscreen operation and standard button control. Canon Ixus 210 The Ixus 210, however, is a different animal, offering just a three-way slider – for auto, program AE and movie modes – a …
George Cole, 11 Aug 2010
Canon CanoScan 9000F

Canon punts fast, film-friendly scanner

Canon has introduced its latest film scanner, promising the rig will zip through 35mm slides or grab them at very high resolution. Canon CanoScan 9000F The CanoScan 9000F can scan slides at up to 9600 x 9600dpi in 48-bit colour. Canon didn't say how quickly - or not - such a scan will take, but if you're willing to sacrifice …
Hard Reg, 05 May 2010
Canon PowerShot S100 compact camera

Canon PowerShot S100 GPS compact camera

As the latest incarnation of Canon’s highly-regarded PowerShot S range of enthusiast-grade compact cameras, the new PowerShot S100 has a lot to live up to. Canon PowerShot S100 compact camera More than point and shoot: Canon's PowerShot S100 Where the S95 was a relatively minor upgrade to the very popular S90 reviewed …
Paul Monckton, 16 Mar 2012
Canon-i-SENSYS LBP3010

Canon i-Sensys LBP3010

Canon i-Sensys LBP3010 | If you like white, you’ll love the look of Canon’s entry-level laser, about the size and shape of a large tin loaf. The top panel flips open to become the output tray and the front panel does likewise to become a 150-sheet feed tray. A very nifty little tray cover folds down from inside the front panel, …
Simon Williams, 04 Oct 2010
Canon 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D

Canon has left no corner of the saturated DSLR market untouched, which certainly has a knock-on effect for potential buyers of the 10.1Mp EOS 1000D. While its 2.5in LCD screen feels cramped by modern standards, and its all-plastic construction does make it feel cheap compared to the Nikon D3000, it is, however, compatible with …
Dave Stevenson, 10 Sep 2010
Canon EOS 550D

Canon intros entry-level DSLR

Canon has introduced its latest EOS digital SLR, describing the 550D as a consumer-oriented camera packed with semi-pro features. Top of the list is an 18Mp APS-C sensor. It also has a nine-point autofocus system with one extra-sensitive cross–type point at the centre for f/2.8 or faster lenses, Canon said. It'll shoot …
Tony Smith, 08 Feb 2010
Canon PIXMA MX350

Canon Pixma MX350

This machine follows the same style lines as other all-in-ones in Canon’s range, with a large case in black and silver. The ADF for the scanner is integrated into an angled surround which holds the control panel, and includes a feed tray which folds shut to clean up the look of the machine when it’s not scanning. Canon PIXMA …
Simon Williams, 15 Jul 2010
The Register breaking news

PARIS hacked Canon test (almost) runs on rails

A break in the dismal spring weather yesterday allowed the Reg's Paper Aircraft Released into Space (PARIS) team to run an outdoor test on the main payload Canon PowerShot A560. PARIS: Sponsored by Peer 1 The camera has been given the Canon Hack Development Kit treatment which allows us to run a BASIC script intervalometer, …
Lester Haines, 19 Apr 2010
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HP and Canon extend printer deal

HP and Canon are deepening their existing relationship which will see more marketing and distribution for Canon's product list as well as a wider range of kit from HP. The deal will help Canon get more products in front of resellers and consumers while HP will get a better collection of combined products - printer-photocopiers …
John Oates, 15 Sep 2009
Canon Pixma MG-5250

Canon Pixma MG-5250 Wi-Fi all-in-one inkjet printer

Canon has launched so many photo all-in-ones recently that only a handful of people outside Canon seem to be able to tell one from another. One thing I can say, though, is that if you go shopping for the Pixma MG-5250 to print your Christmas pics on, you shouldn’t be disappointed. Canon Pixma MG-5250 Canon's Pixma MG-5250 …
Alistair Dabbs, 04 Jan 2011
Canon iSensys LBP5050

Canon i-Sensys LBP5050

This is a squat machine, cased all in white, with a simple, LED-filled status panel. It has a single paper tray, holding just 150 sheets, which isn’t a lot if you print frequently. There’s a multi-feed slot for envelopes and other media. The machine uses a print engine integrated into the toner cartridge, with cartridges good …
Simon Williams, 26 Mar 2010
Canon EOS-1D X full-frame DSLR camera

Hands on with Canon's EOS-1D X full-frame DSLR

Canon’s top-end DSLR range has long been a slightly confusing place. The EOS-5D, both Mark I and II cameras, were self evident – slower, very high-quality stills models for studio photographers on a budget. The high-end, featuring EOS-1D variants was baffling, though. Canon EOS-1D X full-frame DSLR camera Next year's model: …
Dave Stevenson, 28 Oct 2011
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

The G11 is an intimidating camera. Hand it to someone inexperienced and it's likely they'll hand it straight back. The top is scattered with dials controlling everything from the shooting mode, exposure compensation and even - unusually - ISO. Canon Powershot G11 This is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it makes the G11 …
Dave Stevenson, 12 Apr 2010
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D 18Mp DSLR

Those looking for a new DSLR haven’t had a decision this tricky in years. In one corner, Nikon’s D5100 and in the other, Canon’s EOS 600D. Both offer similar specifications, and neither is exactly lacking when it comes to both image quality and platform support. Canon EOS 600D Entry-level in the mid-range market? Canon's EOS …
Dave Stevenson, 29 Jul 2011

Zombie patents raid TI's wallet for $US3 million

Yet another patent troll non-practicing entity (NPE) has accumulated important wins in US courts, with US Ethernet Innovations (USEI) scoring a $US3 million win against Texas Instruments in a Texas US District Court. The company, which acquired patents from 3Com, had filed its suit against Texas Instruments in 2011, complaining …

Drone-assisted Swiss construct virtual 3D castle

Those readers with a penchant for castles but a disinclination to visit Switzerland can enjoy a virtual shufti Château de Chillon, thanks to UAV image processing software outfit Pix4D. A view of the virtual 3D Chillon Castle In half a day, the company snapped "6,200 aerial and terrestrial images using DJI Phantom 2 Vision, …
Lester Haines, 25 Jun 2014
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Canon loads up on Oce in €730m deal

Canon is buying Dutch printer vendor Oce for €730m, in a move that could herald further consolidation in the imaging market. The Japanese giant will launch a tender offer for the Dutch firm's shares, in a deal which is being seen as broadening Canon's footprint in the higher end production printing market, and targeting fellow …
Joe Fay, 16 Nov 2009

Kickstarter hopefuls promise high-res aerial maps for the masses

San Diego-based Drones Made Easy is nudging the Kickstarter target of $30,000 it needs to bring "mapping to the masses" with an site allowing people to "upload raw aerial imagery for processing into high quality stitched aerial imagery". The idea is to take the grunt work out of creating your own stitched imagery "at up to 20 …
Lester Haines, 05 Aug 2014
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Canon unveils pro- and family-oriented HD camcorder pair

Still images bore some people to tears, so Canon has unwrapped two HD-capable Legria camcorders for them. Canon_HF21_HFS11 Canon's Legria HF21 (left) and HF S11 camcorders The HF S11 and HF21 can both capture full 1920 x 1080p HD video, but Canon has positioned the S11 as a “pro-level” flagship camcorder and the less feature- …
James Sherwood, 20 Aug 2009
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Newly spawned Dixons Carphone leaps onto LSE as £12bn sales org

The shotgun wedding between hard-pressed consumer biz Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse was consummated today as the £12bn turnover borg started trading on the London Stock Exchange. The merger between Dixons Retail, owner of Currys and PC World, and Carphone Warehouse was first announced back in May. Dixons Carphone - …
Jasper Hamill, 07 Aug 2014
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Canon slashes megapixels from next-gen PowerShot

Canon has introduced its latest PowerShot camera: the G11, which replaces the existing G10. The first thing to note about the G11 is that Canon’s significantly reduced the number of megapixels between the two models. Whereas the G10 featured a 14.7Mp CCD sensor, the G11 is actually only a 10Mp camera. That's no bad thing. The …
James Sherwood, 20 Aug 2009

True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras

An HTC spokesman says that smartphone camera technology is advancing at such a rate that it may soon catch up to "real" cameras in one critical feature that separates pro shooters from snap shooters: optical zoom. "Optical zooming in a smartphone is not too far off at all for HTC," the company's camera honcho Symon Whitehorn …
Rik Myslewski, 18 Apr 2014
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D DSLR

In designing the much-anticipated EOS 60D, Canon decided against a simple upgrade of the previous model, the EOS 50D. Instead, the company opted for a redefinition of its range to create a middle ground between the semi-pro EOS 7D and the entry level EOS 550D. Canon EOS 60D Canon's EOS 60D subscribes to the all-plastic body …

Boffin fights fire with EXPLOSIVES instead of water

When you blow out a candle, you stop the fire by separating the flame from its fuel source. A boffin in Australia likes that idea so much he's tested explosives as a means of creating a huge puff of air to keep bushfires away from the foliage on which they feast. The video below shows the experiment in action. At right is a …
Simon Sharwood, 22 May 2014
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PARIS hacked Canon: 108 minutes, 1,298 stills

The El Reg Paper Aircraft Released into Space (PARIS) team reckons it's fingered the reason for the Canon A560 power-down, and yes, it's a matter of the batteries, as many of you pointed out. PARIS: Sponsored by Peer 1 To recap, our main space payload will be packed with goodies including video camera, GPS tracking unit, mobile …
Lester Haines, 21 Apr 2010

Canon devlop anti-reflective coating

Lens boffins at Canon have developed a lens coating that it’s claimed minimises ghosting and flare caused by reflected light. Canon_lens_coating Canon's Subwavelength Structure Coating reduces reflections Called Subwavelength Structure Coating (SSC), the anti-reflection technology minimizes reflections by aligning wedge …
James Sherwood, 17 Sep 2008

Canon pitches 'lightest' digital SLR at beginners

Canon has slimmed down the latest member of its EOS digital SLR camera range not only to make the new machine lighter but also to make it easier for beginners to buy. Canon EOS 1000D Canon's EOS 1000D: beginner-friendly The EOS 1000D sports the customary array of DLSR features topped off by a 10.1-megapixel sensor connected …
Tony Smith, 10 Jun 2008
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Canon unveils 1080p HD video-shooting DSLR

Canon has launched a 15.1Mp digital SLR camera that’s also able to capture full HD video. Canon_EOS_500D_02 Canon's EOS 500D: take snaps, record 1080p movies The EOS 500D, designed as the next model up from the 450D – reviewed here - has top still-image continuous burst rate of 3.4f/s and a basic ISO sensitivity of between …
James Sherwood, 25 Mar 2009
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Say CHEESE: Samsung files patent for transparent camera

Korean electronics giant Samsung appears to be upping its efforts to crack the digital camera market after a patent filing emerged detailing designs for a compact camera with a completely transparent display. The filing with the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Service (KIPRS), seen by the Wall Street Journal, describes the …
Phil Muncaster, 20 Mar 2014
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D DSLR

The arrival of Canon’s EOS 550D has been a rather pleasant surprise as, besides being a respectable 18.1Mp stills camera, it also shoots video at a quality that is comparable to the more expensive and technically superior EOS 7D. While the EOS 550D lacks two engines to power the data processing – so it can’t match the 7D’s …
James Cumpsty, 23 Apr 2010