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Posts Tagged ‘Canon’

Canon Powershot N: It’s Hip to Be Square

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Canon Powershot N offers a new form factor, Creative Mode filters and Wi-Fi connectivity

CES 2013—Our guys went hands-on at the Canon booth to bring us a look at the radical new Canon Powershot N pocket camera. Canon bucked tradition and dropped the traditional rectangular, right-handed design that nearly all modern cameras employ, and instead created an all-new symmetrical, ambidextrous form factor.

The first thing we noticed about the Canon Powershot N, besides the unique shape, is the startling lack of buttons. You’ll find just four of them on the entire body, with none of them being a normal shutter release button. That task is handled by one of the large silver rings that surround the lens. Press the ring halfway down to focus, fully to snap a photo. An innovative idea for sure, but what makes it really cool is the ability to trigger from either the top or bottom of the camera. Why would you want to trigger from the bottom? We’ll get to that shortly. A second silver ring is used to zoom the 28-224mm equivalent, f/3-5.9 lens.

The rear of the camera is taken up by a top-hinged 461k dot, 2.8-inch touch-sensitive LCD that tilts out up to 90°. This tilting screen, in conjunction with the unique shutter and zoom controls, create what Canon calls “Any Way Up” operation. Fold the screen out and put the camera down low to capture a photo of an insect, without getting your knees dirty. At a concert, flip the camera upside down and hold it over your head for stage shots over the crowd. Because of the symmetrical design of both the body and the shutter release ring, there’s literally no wrong way to hold this camera. Canon encourages users to wear the N around their necks; studs on each side of the body will accommodate a lanyard.

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Abt @ CES 2012: Cameras Galore!

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Canon, Panasonic and more brought some great new cameras to add to their existing digital camera line up.  Canon showed off tjheir new line of Elph point-and-shoot cameras called Elph520 and Elph110.

Panasonic looked great showing off their new HD camcorder HC-X900M.  With incredible 2D and 3D video recording quality and 16.0 mega pixels, this one puts professional-like film making into the hands of anyone.

Panasonic also displayed their new line of underwater HD cameras with a little splash.

Canon Announces New Behemoth DSLR

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The new Canon DSLR EOS 1-D is bringing a lot to the table.  A full-frame 18-megapixel sensor with the biggest pixels ever in a Canon DSLR. ISO 204,800. 12fps RAW shooting. 61-point autofocus. Three DIGIC image processors. One gigabit ethernet port.  That’s just the start for this new DSLR camera from Canon listed MSRP at around $6,800.  The 1D X replaces both of the cameras currently at the top of the Canon pile, the 1D Mark IV and 1Ds Mark III.

The DSLR also stays true to recording HD video like Canon’s previous models.  It’s the usual 1080p at 24fps or 30fps or 720p at 60fps, but it now has continuous video recording of up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds—the camera automatically generates a new video file when it hits 4GB.  Look for this new DSLR to hit the market early 2012.

Canon’s New PowerShot Duo

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Canon has released news of their new DSLR.  The S100 includes a 12.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor, 5x optical zoom lens starting with a 24mm f2 wide angle focal length, 3-inch LCD, up to 6400 ISO light sensitivity, FullHD 1080p video capture with a dedicated movie button, stereo sound and HDMI output, and an optical image stabilizer. Super slow motion capability is also added. This is really an image/movie maker’s dream.   Check it out as it hits the stores.

 

What Can You Imagine?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Canon has launched a new contest with the help of actor, director Ron Howard called, “Imagin8tion”.  The goal of this contest is to provide dialogue between those amongst the community and directly with Canon, inspiring everyone to new levels of creativity.

The contest began May 22nd on the official website, youtube.com/user/Imagination and contestants can submit photos to inspire eight movie themes: setting, time character, mood, relationship, goal, obstacle and the unknown and will continue to June 14th.

Canon Elph PowerShot 100

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Julie from Abt shares her thoughts on her easy-to-use  Canon Elph PowerShot 100.  Abt sells a wide selection of point-and-shoot to D-SLR cameras that will cater to photographers of all skills.  Shop our camera section and find yours today!

The 11th Annual Sundance Film Festival

Friday, January 21st, 2011



As you may or may not have already ascertained from my previous blog entries, I am a huge movie fan.  Huge.  So I’m pretty excited to follow this weekends events.  January 20-24th in Park City, Utah is the CES of movies; The 11th Annual Sundance Film festival 2011.  Four days of new, independent films presented by filmmakers, to other filmmakers, movie stars and cinema freaks alike.

This year is a bit different as Sundance brings news, reviews, and juicy tid bits to those who can’t make it out to Utah through a wide range of social media outlets.  Instant access through iPhone or Smartphone applications can provide news and reviews at the touch of a button.  If you are a lucky iPad owner, you can download the Sundance application and watch streaming movie trailers and even live interviews from on location.

Canon Camera, a sponsor of the festival will be showing their collaborative film called “The Story Behind the Still.”  It is a movie created with collaborative still images as well as HD video taken with their SLR camera by contestant winners.  ”Shooting video on d-SLR cameras has become increasingly popular among filmmakers and enthusiasts. Nearly 20 percent of the overall 2011 Sundance Film Festival films were shot on HD d-SLR cameras.” (TWICE.com)

For full information, check out Sundance’s website.  Who knows what movies will be a success and hit mainstream theaters later this year.

Canon SD1400IS – A Great Camera

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Canon SD1400IS Camera at Abt

Are you looking for a great, easy to use camera?  Then check out the Canon SD1400IS PowerShot Digital Camera.  This 14.1MP camera has a 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD so that you can view your pictures, 4x optical zoon and 720p HD movie shooting capability.  We have it available in four colors: black, silver, pink and orange.  Our customers have rated this camera a 4.5 out of 5 stars, with one review calling this a “great camera for a mom with busy kids.”  This model is on sale now for $219 and normally retails for $229.  Go online, phone a salesperson or come in to the store today.

-Jennifer A.

Abt’s Back to School Products are Head of Their Class

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Abt found the coolest products to get any student ready for the school year.

The Garmin Nuvi 205 GPS will get you back to school—without too many detours. It’s great for college because of its anti-theft feature, battery life, and touch-screen capabilities.

“Computer sales are up in the store right now because they are becoming more affordable and students need them for college. Now is the perfect time to buy a laptop,” according to Winnie in the Sony Store.

A new laptop is a fun way to start a school year. Abt carries a variety of portable computers ranging from Apple to Sony. Perfect for a college student, the Asus laptop is affordable and comes preconfigured with the Windows operating system—ready to go right out of the box! We also carry stylish and functional laptop bags. When I asked David, from small electronics, what is the most popular back to school electronic, he responded, “Laptops. Macs and Sonys. We have the absolute essentials for back to school college students, like laptops, mini-fridges, and small electronics. I just quoted a price on a Sony laptop for a first-time student going to Dayton.”

Abt put some thought into making college eating healthier. We found some small appliances for dorms and apartments that will make cooking easy—even for a busy college student. Cuisinart makes a line of easy-to-use appliances like egg cookers, sandwich makers, and slow cookers that will keep any student well-fed. Looking for a healthy option? The Breville HealthSmart Food Steamer is a must buy. Waring makes a professional waffle maker—a personal favorite. Don’t forget to check out an Avanti, under the counter refrigerator—a perfect place to chill leftovers so they don’t end up looking like a science experiment.

A messy dorm is easy to find on any campus. Electrolux makes a 2-In-1 lightweight upright vacuum, perfect for a dorm or apartment. Having an easy-to-use vacuum around should be the motivation needed to keep any study space clean. Did you know that GE made a portable dishwasher?

College isn’t all about class, studying, and eating. Check out the LG 32″ LCD flat panel HDTV, the Nintendo Wii, and the Samsung 5.1-channel home theater system.

Capturing college memories is a must! Canon Power shot is a great camera, small enough for pockets and most purses—definitely backpacks.

Abt is the first place students (or their parents) need to stop before heading back to school. Preparation is the key to success and we will take care of all a students needs. To see all the great back to school gadgets, click here. – Kelly B.