23/02/2006

Canon UK - Digital Compact Cameras

Canon UK - Digital Compact Cameras

Canon have introduced 3 new Digital Ixus cameras.

The new Ixus 800 IS which is due in April has a 6MP sensor, but 4x optical zoom and image stabilisation, but in the standard sized Ixus case. It also allows up to ISO800 speeds which is good for low light situations. It also uses a 16:9 aspect ratio (widescreen). It will cost £340 +VAT.

There's also a Ixus 60 and 65, bith sporting 6MP sensors and 3x optical zoom, again they support up to ISO800 sensitivity and widescreen. The 60 has a 2.5" screen and the 65 a 3" screen, they cost "55 and £299 +VAT respectivly.

At the high end there's now an EOS 30D which will replace the 20D, it offers a longer lasting shutter (100,000 operations) and a bigger LCD of 2.5", but retains the same 8MP sensor. It has a lag of only 0.15 seconds from hitting the shoot button. I can also shoot in two modes of 3 and 5fps, with the 1st allowing more pictures to be stored before it runs out of internal memory.

This must be the year of the 8MP sensor, so 12MP next year.

Digit news - Canon launches ‘Pro’ A3+ photo printers

Digit news - Canon launches ‘Pro’ A3+ photo printers

Canon has launced two new printers the Pixma Pro9500 and Pro9000, both A3+ output and the 9500 supporting 10 inks and the 9000 8 inks.

They say they are suitable for printing saleable art straight from the printer.

They come with plug-ins for Photoshop CS and CS2 which allow for colour management.

The Pro9500 will retail for £550 +VAT and the 9000 for £425 +VAT, unfortunately they wont be available until the autumn of 2006.

10 inks might sound excessive, but the more colours available actually reduce the ink usage (on a per ink basis) and they generally work out more efficient than lesser numbers.

Though generic photo printers, they seem to be designed to work with Canon's EOS range of cameras, allowing decent photo printing.

AvantGo

AvantGo

Avantgo have at last added the ability to pull RSS feeds rather than just specific Avantgo content adapted sites.

They actually seem to support both RSS and Atom feeds.

So now you can read this blog through Avantgo :)

21/02/2006

Digit news - Mac OS X worm surfaces

Digit news - Mac OS X worm surfaces:

This is the first real reported work for Macs (MacOS X but only PowerPC, it doesn't affect the new Intel variants). Known as Leap.A, it spreads as an attachment throuch iChat though it's been reported to spread through Bluetooth too.

Though it's meant to be pretty easy to remove, Symantec are recommending infected users re-install the OS.

There's meant to be a flaw in Safari too, but Apple as yet have not released any security fixes or patches.