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Sony Doubling Image Sensor Output in 2011, Invests $1.2 Billion to Make it Happen

Sony Doubling Image Sensor Output in 2011, Invests $1.2 Billion to Make it Happen

Taking photos with your cell phone has become more and more popular, and Sony is banking on the fact that that popularity is going to steadily increase in 2011. The company is ready to invest quite a mighty sum to making sure that they are ready for the new year, and that their image sensors get installed not only in phones, but also camcorders and digital cameras.

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Canon wants your NFC smartphone as a DSLR screen in new patent application

Canon wants your NFC smartphone as a DSLR screen in new patent application

As patent application illustrations go, Canon hasn't exactly pushed the boat out this time, but there's enough to see that the company is interested in how digital cameras and cellphones might one day talk among themselves. In an application titled "Communication Device and Control Method Thereof", Canon outlines a system whereby NFC - or another short-range wireless technology - could be used to turn your cellphone display into an ad-hoc viewer for content on your digital camera, as well as transferring content across or updating settings.

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Canon 22MP EIS Micro Four Thirds rival tipped for early 2011

Canon 22MP EIS Micro Four Thirds rival tipped for early 2011

Canon's upcoming Micro Four Thirds competitor is getting further fleshed out, with the latest cycle of the rumor machine suggesting the compact camera will use an Electro Image System (EIS) and have a 22-megapixel backlit-illuminated CMOS sensor.  Tipped to be the first in a new EIS range for the company, the so-far unnamed camera will apparently be capable of 1080p Full HD video (at 24/25/30fps) and be compatible with a whole range of lenses.

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Canon XF100 and XF105 Announced, Due Early 2011

Canon XF100 and XF105 Announced, Due Early 2011

As far as cameras and camcorders go, there seems to be a hard push for the consumer market. Of course, consumers buy things, so if you can shove all your HD recording into a small package, why not market it to the mainstream market, right? Canon doesn't want to forget about the "prosumer," let alone the professional market, and that's exactly why they've brought the XF100 and XF105 into the limelight for a few minutes here. All of the great tech found in a big, shoulder camera, but without all of that big, shoulder mounted necessity.

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Canon EOS 60D debuts: 18MP, Full HD video & in-camera RAW editing

Canon EOS 60D debuts: 18MP, Full HD video & in-camera RAW editing

Canon has outed its latest DSLR, the EOS 60D, an 18-megapixel camera with Full HD video recording, a twisting & rotating 3-inch display, and a DIGIC 4 processor for in-camera RAW image editing.  For the first time on an EOS model, users of the 60D will be able to tweak Picture Style, White Balance (WB), Color Space, High-ISO Noise Reduction, Peripheral Illumination Correction, linear distortion correction and chromatic aberration correction from the camera itself, rather than waiting until they have access to a computer.

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