Janice Chen

<p>Janice Chen is an editorial consultant and has been covering technology for over two decades. Serving as editor in chief at CNET and Computer Shopper magazine for many years, she oversaw product coverage for the CNET and ZDNet websites. She has appeared on most of the major morning TV news programs and was featured weekly on CNN Headline News' Hotwired segment recommending personal tech ranging from digital cameras to notebook PCs. Prior to that, she appeared with Anderson Cooper on a monthly technology segment for ABC World News This Morning. Quoted in numerous publications such as the New York Times, USA Today, and People magazine, Janice has also evaluated tech products for BusinessWeek, USA Weekend magazine, and Parenting magazine among others.</p> <p> Janice got her hands on a Nikon Coolpix 900 back in 1998 and has been a digital camera enthusiast ever since. A graduate of Cornell University, she resides in Maplewood, NJ, with her husband (a professional photographer who shot his last roll of film in 2003) and their two daughters. </p>

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The best digital camera for kids (or, how to keep grubby hands off your camera)

The best digital camera for kids (or, how to keep grubby hands off your camera)

All the inquiries I've gotten about a Canon EOS 5D replacement notwithstanding, one of the most frequent queries I've received of late has been regarding a good digital camera for kids. It may be the whole back-to-school thing, or maybe everyone's just getting tired of watching their own cameras get dropped and/or smeared with peanut butter, but in any case, I decided a response is in order.

September 11, 2008 by in Hardware

J.D. Power announces 2008 ratings for best digital cameras

J.D. Power announces 2008 ratings for best digital cameras

Remember back in the day when you only heard about J.D. Power rankings in car commercials? Well, the market research firm is deep into digital cameras these days and yesterday it announced the results of the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Digital Camera Usage and Satisfaction Study, based on responses from over 8,000 consumers who purchased digital cameras between April 2007 and March 2008.

August 1, 2008 by in Mobility

Pentax announces 10 megapixel digital camera for $140

Pentax announces 10 megapixel digital camera for $140

I'm not totally convinced anyone who is only willing to spend $140 on a digital camera really needs 10 megapixel resolution, but I'm sure there are folks out there who will want it, so let's take a look at what else the newly announced Pentax Optio E60 delivers for its budget price.

July 29, 2008 by in Hardware

Top digital camera vendors partner to develop new wireless transfer technology

Top digital camera vendors partner to develop new wireless transfer technology

Imagine being able to display photos on your TV screen just by touching your digital camera to the TV--no more card readers or cables to fuss with. Today, Sony along with the likes of Canon, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, and eight other big names in consumer electronics announced an agreement to form a consortium to develop a new interoperable wireless transfer technology standard called TransferJet.

July 17, 2008 by in Networking

Canon USA announces EOS Rebel XS 10-megapixel dSLR pricing

Canon USA announces EOS Rebel XS 10-megapixel dSLR pricing

Canon USA has finally announced U.S. pricing and availability for the long-rumored Canon EOS Rebel XS, its new entry-level dSLR which Canon officially announced in Japan on June 10. The 10-megapixel Rebel XS (available in black or silver) will ship in August and is available only in a kit version with the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens.

July 9, 2008 by in Hardware

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