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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Don't underestimate Samsung digital cameras

Don't underestimate Samsung digital cameras

While camera enthusiasts may be reluctant to count the Korean electronics giant among "real" camera vendors, Reuters is reporting that big names like Canon and Nikon are (and should be) worried about Samsung's big push into the digital camera market. Quoting IDC research, Reuters reports that Samsung more than doubled its digital market share in 2006, making it the fifth-best-selling digital camera maker (after Canon, Sony, Kodak, and Olympus).

March 17, 2008 by in Mobility

Canon announces three new 10-megapixel PowerShot Digital ELPHs

Canon announces three new 10-megapixel PowerShot Digital ELPHs

If the five Canon digital cameras announced at PMA in January weren't enough for you, you're in luck: The company just announced three more Digital ELPH point-and-shoots yesterday: the PowerShot SD890IS, SD790 IS, and SD770 IS. Might it be time for another Digital ELPH rundown? Perhaps, but for now I'll just give you the lowdown on the newest models.

March 13, 2008 by in Hardware

Sony's eco-friendly, hand-powered digital camera in action

Sony's eco-friendly, hand-powered digital camera in action

Check out this video of the first working prototype to come out of Sony's odo project, which generated a lot of buzz at Tokyo's Eco-Products 2007 exhibition late last year. Developed at the Sony Design Center in Los Angeles, the project has a lofty goal of helping to establish a sustainable society by setting a good example through environmentally and socially responsible product models.

March 4, 2008 by in Hardware

What to do with your old digital camera--reuse, reduce, recycle!

What to do with your old digital camera--reuse, reduce, recycle!

Between the flurry of new camera announcements at CES and PMA and year-end holiday purchases, chances are pretty good that you or someone you know has a new digital camera. The question is what to do with the old camera. If it's in working order, you could pass it along to someone less fortunate than yourself (in my case, my 9-year-old niece who love, love, loves the old 4 megapixel snapshooter that was festering in my defunct electronics drawer). But if your old camera is beyond repair and not worth foisting on some poor unsuspecting Luddite, then seeking out an option to recycle the product will win you some karmic points with the environment.

February 14, 2008 by in Hardware

Canon's take on Sony, Nikon, Geotagging, OLEDs, and more

Canon's take on Sony, Nikon, Geotagging, OLEDs, and more

I apparently caught a "flu-like virus" according to the doctor (despite having had a flu shot this year) and have been sick as a dog since shortly after returning from Vegas, so apologies for the dirth of posts this week. In the meantime, check out this great News.com Q&A with Chuck Westfall, camera tech guru and the technical adviser for Canon USA's professional products marketing division. Lots of great info, including his take on the competition, geotagging, battery technology developments, and more.

February 7, 2008 by in Hardware

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