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Still pointing and shooting

Canon Powershot S110

It seems like only a year ago we were telling you about the Canon Powershot S100 — wait, it WAS a year ago, almost to the day. So, in celebration of that anniversary, Gear Patrol, or rather Canon, brings you the next evolutionary step in point-and-shoot cameras, the Powershot S110 ($449), scheduled to hit stores…

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We've got ourselves a Japanese standoff

Canon EOS 6D

Nikon’s D600 full-frame DSLR seemed poised to undercut its arch nemesis Canon in the prosumer market — until now. The Canon EOS 6D ($2,100) is Canon’s smallest, lightest (only 24 ounces) and cheapest full-frame DSLR ever. It’s slightly slimmer and weighs less than the D600 while boasting integrated wi-fi — a convenient feature we’ve been…

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Stopping time

Timekeeping: How to Take Better Watch Photos

A man dressed in an all brown uniform just dropped off the “grail” watch on your “work” from home day. You feverishly tear the packaging open and hold up the culmination of your hope and dreams as if it were a cub named Simba. Spending two months of salary on this iconic piece of horological…

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Through a mirrorless, darkly

Canon EOS-M

Finally — after a slew of leaks and rumors — Canon’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has arrived with the Canon EOS-M. It’s hard to believe 4 years have already passed since the introduction of the first mirrorless cameras, but Canon has joined to the party, more than fashionably late, with the EOS-M. Its target…

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Shoot smarter, shoot better

Sharp Shooter: How to Shoot the Night

For our third installment, we step into the dark to shoot a starscape and nature in it’s most dramatic setting. The night: it’s the time when some of us come alive and the world surrounds us in beautiful neon colors perfectly contrasted against a dark background. It delivers a sense of serenity and awe at…

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City, Slicker

Sharp Shooter: How to Capture Your City

GEAR PATROL SPONSORED POST In this second installation of Gear Patrol’s tips for more effectively utilizing your Canon DSLR, we’re turning our lenses onto the city. When it comes to urban photography, sometimes the best results come from the less obvious. Follow along as we focus in one of the most architecturally ambitious and colorful…

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Shoot smarter, shoot better

Sharp Shooter: Get a Grip on Your DSLR

GEAR PATROL SPONSORED POST It’s really no secret that DSLR cameras are not only incredibly popular but increasingly easier to use. When the Canon AE-1 arrived on the scene many years ago during the film era, consumers were ecstatic at the camera’s excellent build quality, wide availability of creative lenses, and ease of use —…

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Heaven sent

Canon EOS 60Da

Even the most seasoned photographer knows the frustrations of delving into the world of astrophotography. Ultra long exposures, hyper-subtle colorations and bringing out the detail of such distant objects usually results in blurry, indistinguishable images that are more akin to a close-up of your garage floor instead of the majestic night sky. Canon has addressed…

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Mirrorless Mirrorless on the Wall

Design Spotlight: Canon AE-D Mirrorless Camera System Concept

Last year, we shared with you David Reisenberg’s carefully crafted whiskey packaging design. Nearly a year later we bring you another incredibly conceived design in a category near and dear to GP. Cameras. This time around, Reisenberg has taken a deftly designed stab at a product that’s had photographers itching with anticipation, a Canon Mirrorless…

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Widespread Optic

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 Super Wide Angle Lens

If red, gold and green rings around your lenses don’t get your blood stirring enough, maybe Carl Zeiss will. Officially the widest-angle lens in the much revered, and lusted after, Distagon lens lineup, the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8 Super Wide Angle Lens ($2,948) shoots wide enough to capture practically all of Berlin in…

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Three's a Company

Canon 5D Mark III

More powerful, more capable and more versatile, the long-awaited Canon 5D Mark III ($3,499) is finally here. Less revolution, and more evolution, the Mark III brings with it a host of much-needed improvements and new features including several from its behemoth brother, the 1 DX. This includes the 61-point AF system, 63-zone metering system and…

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First but not most

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

With smooth bokeh and a versatile zooming range, both Nikon and Canon full-frame shooters (e.g. Nikon D700 and Canon 5D Mk II) have continually relied on their respective 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses. The only problem? Canon’s option lands in around $1,300, while Nikon’s is nearly 2-grand, making the glass alone cost nearly as much as a…

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Peer into the future, without the crystal ball

CES 2012: Our Favorite Booths

We kicked off 2012 by visiting not-so-beautiful Las Vegas to attend CES, with the hope of getting a head start on the exciting new products that will launch over the coming year. While we’ll continue to highlight gadgets revealed there on a regular basis, one of the best parts about being on the ground at…

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Mobius

Esteemed photo journalist Vincent Laforet is considered a pioneer of DSLR video and his short film Reverie helped significantly boost Canon’s 5D Mark II camera into the forefront of the amateur digital film community. Hoping that lightening could strike twice, Canon gave Laforet early access to the EOS C300 to demonstrate the dynamic capabilities of…

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The new fixed lens king?

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon’s PowerShot G-series has always strived to meld the smaller form factor of a point and shoot with the photo quality of a larger-sensor DSLR, and with the new Canon G1 X ($799), Canon continues to aim to do just that. Building on its predecessor’s, the G12, precedents the G1 X boasts a substantial 1.5-inch…

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Shot to the Heart

Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera

Despite widespread adoption, Canon’s approach to video hasn’t been the all out onslaught many of us have hoped for. Particularly when you consider how DSLR’s have taken on increasingly powerful video capabilities, spawning a passionate base of amateur and pro film makers dedicated to pushing the limits of what their trusty Canon gear can do….

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X Marks the Shot

Canon EOS-1DX

On the surface, Canon’s new pro-level shooter may look virtually identical to its 1D predecessor, but don’t be fooled. As the 10th generation of Canon SLRs, the beastly Canon EOS-1DX ($6,800) is the full-frame juggernaut. Built to replace both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models, it boasts an olympian size list of…

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0.7734 Lives On

Canon X Mark I Mouse Lite

Who needs a touch-surface Magic Mouse when you can pack it full of glorious calculator buttons? We’re betting our spreadsheet ninjas can think of a few — and until Apple finally makes a Bluetooth extended keyboard, options are pretty limited. With a built-in ten-digit calculator, the Canon X Mark I Mouse ($60) gives users not…

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Essential Gear: 20 Best Travel Gadgets

When it comes to traveling you may still rely on tried and true packing lists, but it goes without saying that gadgets and tech, have become both welcome and obnoxious additions — so much for packing light. In this Essential Gear feature we bring you our list of travel-tech endorsements, field tested by the GP…

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Double duty

Canon Speedlite 320EX

Sure, your DSLR can do double-digit megapixel images all day long, but now that it also captures HD video what about that aging external flash or heaven forbid, built-in flash? Canon heeds the call with its new well-priced Speedlite 320EX ($249). The compact flashgun offers a bevy of features including powerful strobe strength (Guide Number…

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How a New York City Block Becomes a Driving Range in 7 Hours

This past Tuesday, TaylorMade unleashed the commanding new R11 Driver to frigid New Yorkers. In celebration TaylorMade and Golfsmith converted the 54th street block into a driving range — in less than 7 hours. Gear Patrol had a pair of intervelometer equipped Canon 7D’s on the ground to capture the build-up in a 4,000 photo…

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Long Range, Small Package

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Lens

Canon’s incredibly popular compact, long-range shooter has finally received the L treatment it always deserved with the recent release of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto ($1,570). Canon’s “L-series” (think “L” for Lexus compared to Toyota in terms of build-quality) means the EF 70-300 receives a set of robust features including tack sharp…

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Smaller and Well-Articulated

Canon EOS 60D

The new Canon EOS 60D ($1,099 body) is the long-awaited successor to the Canon EOS 50D and presents a tasty new digital morsel in the Canon DSLR lineup (not to mention a little rain on the Nikons D3100 announcement). Tucked comfortably between the pro APS-C Canon 7D and the beginner Rebel lineup, Canon has revised…

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Trophy Compact Gets Spit & Polish

Canon PowerShot S95

The Canon PowerShot S90 has a permanent place in my bag. As a compact point-and-shoot, the S90 has not only been a powerhouse compact, but also a great substitute slash justification for not carrying around a DSLR. The new Canon PowerShot S95 ($399) improves on its sibling by keeping all that works (28-105mm ƒ2.0-4.9 lens,…

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Landlubbers Will Shiver Their Timbers With Camera Envy

Light & Motion Bluefin Underwater Video Housing (w/Video)

There are few places more worthy of high-definition video than the underwater world. Sure, photos are great. But SCUBA diving is such a dynamic, otherworldly experience that still photography has always seemed a bit two-dimensional as a means to convey the experience to landlubbers or to re-live adventures back home. Coral reefs teem with thousands…

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Fast. Real Fast.

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Making sure not to let Nikon get all the limelight, Canon’s new EOS-1D Mark IV is bound to steel some of the thunder from Nikon’s latest DSLR behemoth, the new D3s. Today, Canon’s announced the new EOS-1D Mark IV, a pro DSLR camera with specific designs catered to those looking for speed (action, sports, news,…

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Canon Reintroduces The S Series, Photogs Shed A Tear

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon has resurrected (wisely) the PowerShot S Series with the new S90. Wising up to the fact that there are consumers who want a pocket-sized camera that takes quality photos, not the point-and-shoot garbage we’ve been relegated to. Think: bleach white faces due to overblown flash, blurry evening scenes, and generally shitty party photos. Thankfully,…

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Vintage Canon AE-1 SLR Camera

Sure, digital is nice. It’s convenient, fast and cold. Yes, cold. When it comes to digital cameras there’s never that touch of oversaturated and grainy goodness you get from imperfections in film. It’s the difference between a picture and a photograph. If you’ve got a digital camera then by all means keep it. It’s perfect…

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Canon Powershot G9

The Canon Powershot G9 is not a brand new camera. It’s not the smallest or lightest camera but that’s not it’s purpose. The Powershot G9 is for ambitious photographers and amateurs that care about taking superb photographs, not the flat colorless crap you get from point-and-shoots that claim to take double digit megapixel images. Not…

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Canon Powershot SD1000 Digital ELPH

Canon looked to the original ELPH for inspiration when designing the PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH, and came up with a quintessential iteration of the icon: slim, clean-lined and fully flat. Features: 7.1 megapixels 3x optical zoom Advanced DIGIC III Automatic red-eye is correction 2.5″ LCD True-Color Screen – Specially coated for extra-durability. What this means…