Faster autofocus and Wi-Fi networking help make Canon's high-end compact camera more competitive. So far it's only announced in China and Japan, though.
As smartphones replace point-and-shoots, companies from Nikon to Fujifilm are scrambling to build premium product lines. That's great news for photo enthusiasts.
A new 400mm supertele is just the beginning. Canon also says it plans a replacement for its 100-400mm zoom and new compact models using diffractive optics.
With Photokina starting next week, a midrange camera important to the fate of Canon and its SLR customers appears imminent.
Pros and enthusiasts in the US can rejoice that many of Canon's SLR lenses are a notch less pricey now. Better exchange rates might deserve some of the credit.
Canon has announced a new lens for its first interchangeable lens camera, as well as a new firmware update that promises faster AF speeds from the EOS M.
While it provides one of the best touch-screen experiences in its class and the compact body is quite comfortable to shoot with, the Canon EOS M's disappointing performance and blah feature set make it less attractive than competitors.
The EOS M produces very nice photos up through ISO 1600 -- just like its competitors.
Looking for SLR-like image quality in a compact body? The EOS M offers the best of both worlds, with the added benefit of interchangeable lenses. However, its sluggish autofocus may deter point-and-shoot upgraders.
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