Is Your WiFi Enabled Canon DSLR Spying On You?

There is a security issue when using WiFi on a Canon (or other brand) camera. The rather long and very geeky video above explains it all. The WiFi issue could allow someone to steal photos from your camera, or let hackers upload images on the camera. But most scaring: one could get in control of you camera and use as a spy camera (through Live View mode)

Daniel Mende and Pascal Turbing, both researchers at the German-based IT consulting firm ERNW, discussed their findings in a presentation at last month’s SchmooCon 2013 hacker convention. They used a Canon EOS-1D X (price & specs) to show the issue. If you are not in the mood to watch the 53 minutes video, then the sum-up of YouTube user BobHousedorf2 is the least you should know:

OK, so I watched your WHOLE presentation. Basically, it comes down to:

USE WEP.

If you buy a new Canon 6D, USE WEP, or, if the 6D doesn’t support WEP, don’t buy it.

(Or if it doesn’t support some form of advanced network connection encryption, like WPA)

Well, yes, basically: use WEP or WPA if possible. I suggest you have a look at the video, it is instructing although probably longer than needed. So before shooting your WiFi enabled Canon EOS 6D check that all settings are ok. :-)

Canon EOS 6D price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA Canon EOS-1D X price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA [BoingBoing via Imaging Resource]

Canon Museum Technical Report: Speedlite 430EX II And Speedlite 600EX-RT

Speedlite 600EX-RT
Image credit: Canon

The Canon Camera Museum published a technical report about the Canon Speedlite 430EX II (price & specs) and the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT (price & specs). Worth reading.

Canon Speedlite 430EX II price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

[via The Digital Picture]

 

Deal: Canon EOS 6D Kit With EF 28-135mm IS And Lots Of Accessories

Pretty good deal by Top Rated Plus seller photovideo4less (99.6% positive ratings) on eBay: Canon EOS 6D with the EF 28-135mm IS lens and a bunch of other accessories for . Free shipping and USA warranty. That’s what comes in the bundle:

  • Canon EOS 6D 20.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only)
  • Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (Image Stabilizer) USM Autofocus Lens
  • Bower Illuminator TTL Dedicated Flash for Canon Cameras
  • Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Card (TS16GSDHC10)
  • Zeikos 72mm Multi-Coated UV Filter
  • Vivitar Heavy Duty Lens Cap Holder for Nikon Canon Fuji Panasonic & Sony DSLR cameras
  • Zeikos Flexible Leg Table top Tripod ZE-TR5A
  • Zeikos ZE-CL3A 3 Piece Cleaning Kit
  • Zeikos Screen Protectors (Clear) SG26
  • Zeikos ZE-MC3A 3 Memory Card Wallet

 

What Will Be The Name Of Canon’s Big Megapixel DSLR?

A few days ago we reported new tidbits about the big megapixel DSLR Canon is supposed to work on. Then we referred to EOS-1D Xs for the name. Today, Keith over at Northlight Images got word that «that the 3D name is still being considered for a high MP camera, but that an integrated grip and 1 series build quality is considered important».

I didn’t so far get a clear statement about the name from my sources, though EOS-1D (plus something) has been named more often. All I can say is that I have been told that the big megapixel DSLR will come in an EOS-1D shaped body. Honestly, I think that a camera named EOS 3D would be misleading. Lot’s of people would think it has something to do with 3-dimensional images.

[via NL]