Wednesday, September 17, 2008

5D Mark II released

Canon released today their new full frame DSLR camera. The long expected upgrade for 5D is the new Mark II. Key changes introduced are the new 21.1 Megapixel sensor and the capability to record movies in full HD resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels.
You can find more information by clicking here.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's getting brighter!

Now Canon's department of marketing are really trying to match Nikon on creating audience for their new launch. Those of you who watched the teaser Canon put on their website could clearly see that it got brighter and brighter by each day. Now you can see the shape better but still cannot see the model designation.
It's only a matter of days until it will be revealed.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The new Canon 5D it's coming

Just look at the banner on top of That's definitely the follower of the old 5D. If it's going to be a Mk II or a 3 or 7 D we will know it soon.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

5D MkII on 22nd of April ?

A new rumor showed up on dpreview forums. Accordingly Cannon is going to launch the 5D MkII earlier, on 22nd of April. These are the specs:

-15.3 MP full frame CMOS sensor (vastly improved light-gathering capacity per pixel: improved micro lenses; miniaturized micro circuitry; enhanced signal/noise ratio)
- Weather sealing same as 1Ds Mark III
- Dual Digic III with all-new "CXR" NR system reported to best 3rd party NR software. Available as a C.F with 4 levels of customizable parameters.
- 14 bit A/D conversion
- ISO 12800 (C.F. up to 25600)
- Reported 1 2/3 stop sensitivity improvement
- All-new 29-point TTL CMOS sensor
with 12 cross-type for F/2.8 or faster lens
(35% faster than 40D)
- Micro lens fine adjustment for up to 14 lenses
- 300,000 exposure shutter durability
- 6.0 / 3.0 fps
- 3.0" LCD 922,000 pixels
- EOS Integrated Cleaning System
- Live View (improved from 450D; latest generation)
- 6/3 fps continuous shooting for up to 68 frames

Well, this seems a fairly one. We'll just have to wait to see if it's also real.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Canon 450D/Rebel XSi announced

Canon today announced the successor for their entry-level DSLR, EOS 450D/Rebel XSi. The new 450D features a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, a larger 3” LCD screen with Live View and 9-point AF system. The new entry level camera has some features imported from higher level cameras like DIGIC III image processor, 40D style menu and new features that enable flash control from the camera. Using the DIGIC III image processor raw files are encoded using 14 bits delivering better details.

The new Live View mode introduces Live AF, an autofocus mode that can be used during the live view mode, a big improvement from higher class 40D.

The camera also introduces the long-awaited spot metering mode covering 4% of the image.

At least, but not least important, the retail price for the body will be $799.

The EOS 450D features:

  • 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • 3.5 frames per second
  • 3.0” LCD with Live View shooting
  • 9-point wide-area AF system with f/2.8 cross-type centre point
  • Picture Style image processing parameters
  • DIGIC III image processor
  • Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software1
  • Compact and Lightweight body
  • Fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites

Saturday, January 19, 2008

7D launching on 24th on January along with a replacement for 400D/Rebel XTi

Canon Sweden executive Robert Westin says the launch of the new Canon products will happen on January 24th.
Along with the long expected EOS 7D, Canon is expected to launch a successor to 400D/Rebel XTi. As with 5D this camera also reached it's end of 18 month marketing cycle and during the winter holidays we saw great promotions for 400D/Rebel XTi also.
We already saw older 350D/Rebel XT not being promoted anymore and the expectations are that the 400D/Rebel XTi will replace the 350D/Rebel XT on the entry-level market to compete against Nikon's D40x.
The replacement for 5D must come due to the Nikon's introduction of their first full-frame DSLR back in August 2007. Also the 50, released in August 2005, is becoming obsolete, even though the price dropped quite a bit.
Another segment where we are expecting news is in the lens lineup.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Canon 7D on it's way?

Everybody is waiting for a new full-frame DSLR from Canon to be released at PMA 2008. There were numerous speculations about the new features that it will include. It seems like Canon already registered it's new UPC code for 7D. So there is no 5d Mk II, were jumping to 7D.

The rumors are spreading with the following specs:

it is said to have the spec as below

-5fps,Up to 21 RAW files
-dust removing system
-15-point TTL CMOS sensor
-Center point additionally sensitive with lenses of F2.8 or faster
-96% frame coverage
-Magnification: 0.71x
-3.0 " 640×480 TFT LCD (920,000 pixels)
-ISO 50-3200 extended to 12800 and 25600
-DIGIC III, 14-bit
-Firewire 800 port
-Canon EF lens mount (not EF-S)
-Live View Mode
-The Body Is Much Identical to 5D, Could Share The Handgrip
-Surprisingly cheap, US: $ 1,899

The surprising thing about this is the price. If it's going to be confirmed this will place this camera as an entry-level for full frames forcing the prices of Nikon to drop.