Janice Chen

Janice got her hands on a Nikon Coolpix 900 back in 1998 and has been a digital camera enthusiast ever since.

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CES 2009: Best digital camera announcements so far

CES, which officially kicked off today, isn't usually a huge show for digital camera announcements, with most camera companies saving their big announcements for PMA (scheduled for early March this year). Still, there are already a handful of interesting cameras being announced. Here are a few that piqued my interest so far:

January 8, 2009 by Janice Chen


2008 in review: Most popular and most discussed digital camera posts

As 2008 rolls to a close, let's take a look back at the most popular topics of the last year on this blog. I left out the most recent Holiday Gift Guide posts that did gangbusters during the holiday shopping season because they had the unfair advantage of being promoted all over ZDNet (but several pages of the The best digital cameras under $200 post were big pageview winners).

December 30, 2008 by Janice Chen


Year-end digital camera sales: Deals on Canon G10, 50D, and more

Didn't get what you wanted for the holidays? Headed back to BestBuy to return that toaster you never wanted? It's a great time to shop for electronics right now--you can get deep discounts from retailers who overstocked for Christmas and are looking to unload. Check out these year-end deals on digital cameras and accessories:

December 29, 2008 by Janice Chen


Holiday Gift Guide 2008: Best digital camera accessories

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They're for the hyper-organized who get their holiday shopping done early. This post is for folks like me (i.e., the ones who always end up paying for expedited shipping and can often be found trolling the mall on Christmas Eve). Arm yourself with this list of digital camera complements before you hit the electronics store this weekend and you'll make your favorite digital shooter very happy indeed.

December 18, 2008 by Janice Chen

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It's official: Polaroid will stop manufacturing instant film at end of year

As announced back in February, Polaroid will stop producing instant film by the end of the year. According to a "Notification of Polaroid Instant Film Availability," on the Polaroid.com site,"Due to marketplace conditions, Polaroid has discontinued almost all of its instant analog hardware products [read, cameras]. Polaroid has also made the difficult decision to cease manufacturing of instant film products in 2008."

December 11, 2008 by Janice Chen


More top budget cameras: Best digital cameras under $150

Based on the traffic to my recent Holiday Gift Guide on the best digital cameras for under $200, there are lots of you out there shopping for a bargain this year (surprise, surprise). For some smart options on an even tighter budget, DPReview has posted a excellent roundup of nine compact digital cameras for under $150.

December 8, 2008 by Janice Chen


Nikon D3X 24.5-megapixel digital SLR announced

Though it's hardly a surprise, Nikon has finally announced its new 24.5-megapixel D3X dSLR. Priced at $7,999.95, the professional shooter replaces the Nikon D3 at the top of the Nikon dSLR lineup, competing directly with the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (which also sports a $7,999 price tag).

December 2, 2008 by Janice Chen


Holiday Gift Guide 2008: The best digital cameras under $200

Okay, let's get real. A lot of us are just not going to be ready, willing or able to plunk down $500 on a digital camera this holiday season, no matter how much we adore our gift recipients. So for the rest of us, here's a list of my favorite digital cameras for under $200.

November 26, 2008 by Janice Chen