Daily Archives: December 5, 2009

Paul Taylor

Digital cameras come in all shapes and sizes. The most pricey – but also the most flexible – are big, bulky and power-packed DSLRs like Canon’s new EOS 7D ($, ♥)* or Nikon’s new D300 ($$$,), which takes awesome still and video images. I also like Panasonic’s mini-DSLRs, the Lumix G1A ($$$, ) and GFI ($$$, ) , which are both smaller than some fixed-lens cameras.

For a compact digital camera, Canon’s mid-range Powershot sx200is ($$, ) (pictured above) is a great choice along with fixed-lens superzooms like the FinePix S200EXR ($$$, ) . For the ultimate in pocketability, choose a supercompact like the Canon Powershot sd1100 IS ($$$$, ) or fun-packed Samsung TL225 ($$$,) for its dual-LCD screens. 

Richard Waters

Is there any reason you wouldn’t want to see search engine results that reflect your own particular interests and tastes?

That’s the question raised by Google’s announcement today that it will personalise all search results from now on unless users actively opt out. That means, as Danny Sullivan explains, if you tend to click on Amazon in the search results, Amazon is likely to feature higher in the results you see in future.

Developments like this quite naturally prompt a knee-jerk concern: Does this mean they’ll be keeping or using information about individuals in new ways? Isn’t this another step in the creeping erosion of online privacy?