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Canon PowerShot PX uses AI to be your robot photographer

Canon PowerShot PX uses AI to be your robot photographer

Canon will not allow the always-watching, always-shooting camera dream to die. Today they revealed a device called the Canon PowerShot PX, a camera that captures moments in your life without your input. This camera sits on a base on which it can rotate, and its head can move up and down, giving it a large area of potential coverage, so it can watch you whenever you are near.

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Someone has finally sued Canon over a ridiculous disabling policy

Someone has finally sued Canon over a ridiculous disabling policy

Anyone who's ever purchased a printer knows how it goes. You buy the printer for couple hundred dollars, get it home, and eventually, you run out of the ink that comes with it, and a replacement ink cartridge is nearly the cost of the printer. Many have used a laser printer where the manufacturer disables it as soon as the toner cartridge reaches some arbitrary level even though pages are still coming out of the printer without problems.

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Canon’s new VR video production system has a dual fisheye lens

Canon’s new VR video production system has a dual fisheye lens

Canon is one of the biggest names in photography and video equipment. The company has announced the launch of a new EOS VR System, a virtual reality video production system. The camera includes a dedicated lens and a pair of computer software applications to enable direct capture and creation of virtual reality videos.

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Canon EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera to get eye control AF

Canon EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera to get eye control AF

Despite predictions and analyses, the camera market has survived the onslaught of smartphones and, in some areas, continues to thrive even. DSLRs and mirrorless ILCs (Interchangeable Lens Cameras) still have their place, especially among professionals and enthusiasts who prefer a dedicated tool to get the job done right. It is to the latter crowd that Canon is revealing the EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera, promising "high-level basic functionality", at least when it does finally come to market.

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Canon Photo Culling app uses AI to look for your best shots

Canon Photo Culling app uses AI to look for your best shots

Humanity as a whole has taken a lot of photos in the past years, whether using our handy smartphones or using dedicated standalone cameras. Sometimes, we also press the shutter button repeatedly, worried we might miss a fleeting moment, and end up with multiple shots of the same thing. Going through dozens if not hundreds of photos to clear up space can be a very daunting prospect, especially if doing it one by one. Thankfully, Canon is launching a new Photo Culling app that utilizes AI to automate that process.

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Canon PowerShot PICK robot uses AI to automatically take photos

Canon PowerShot PICK robot uses AI to automatically take photos

AI and machine learning can be found in almost every consumer electronics product these days, whether directly or indirectly. Often, the goal is to make offload some of the decision-making duties away from human brains to silicon ones, automating certain tasks that almost seem magical in their small ways. Camera maker Canon seems to be banking on that capability of AI to sell the idea of the PowerShot PICK, a small robotic camera that can follow its subjects around and call the shots when it's time to take the perfect shot.

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Canon 5D Mark III mounted on a satellite snaps photos of earth

Canon 5D Mark III mounted on a satellite snaps photos of earth

There's a Canon camera on a satellite right now that you can use to "take photos" of Earth. This camera is part of an interactive demonstration of the powers of the camera - coupled with a 40cm telescope - pointed at our planet. The camera that's mounted to the company's CE-SAT-I satellite is a "lightly modified" Canon 5D Mark III DSLR.

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Canon patent reveals joystick-style handheld camera with swivel lens

Canon patent reveals joystick-style handheld camera with swivel lens

A newly discovered Canon patent reveals a new handheld camera style that involves a joystick-like handle and a swivel lens. The device somewhat resembles DJI's Osmo handheld camera, but with one very big difference: the lens is interchangeable, indicating you could use many existing lens models. The model seems designed for vlogging use.

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Canon 250MP sensor makes sci-fi surveillance an “enhanced” reality

Canon 250MP sensor makes sci-fi surveillance an “enhanced” reality

Today Canon revealed a 250MP image sensor that'd make Along Game a Spider, Stargate, and Blade Runner feel vindicated at last. While this new sensor isn't quite able to see around corners, it's massive enough to allow users to zoom in, then in again, then in again - much like you'd see happen in a science fiction film or investigative drama TV show in the 1990's and early 2000s. This new Canon image sensor is made for archival and surveillance camera purposes.

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Canon PowerShot ZOOM adds a monocular telephoto camera to the portfolio

Canon PowerShot ZOOM adds a monocular telephoto camera to the portfolio

It might not be an opportune time to be out and about but Canon thinks people will, at one point in time, want to escape the monotony of the new normal and go outdoors. Some might even take to nature and to the night skies for a bit of reprieve. Those are pretty much the situations where Canon's newest PowerShot ZOOM camera might be of use, helping people get close to the action even while staying far, far away.

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Canon EOS M50 Mark II is aimed at vloggers and live streamers

Canon EOS M50 Mark II is aimed at vloggers and live streamers

It has been a little over two years since Canon gave its EOS M-series its first taste of 4K. The world has changed a lot since then and the past months alone have given birth to new activities, some of which now take place at home. To cater to these new cases, Canon is launching the successor to its interchangeable lens camera that puts the focus, no pun intended, on creating videos, whether pre-recorded or live.

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Canon EOS Webcam software adds new cameras, video recording

Canon EOS Webcam software adds new cameras, video recording

Even while travel and work restrictions slowly start to be lifted, the "new normal" not just for the workplace but for communication in general has become more virtual than ever before. From built-in webcams to smartphones, it has become more common for people to resort to video chat and conferencing services to connect with family and colleagues. Jumping quickly on that opportunity, Canon has announced the stable version of its EOS Webcam Utility for Windows with one notable new feature added.

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