Reviews of Current Generation Canon DSLRs
Reviews of Previous Generations Canon DSLRs
So much for the 2MP incremental steps we’ve been so used to.
Canon has built a 50 megapixel CMOS monstrosity, which is reportedly almost twice the resolution of its nearest competition, and is prepping it as a sort of large format surveillance camera for monitoring large, busy areas such as parking lots and theme parks, along with detailed work like factory part inspections. Despite the sensor’s clear industrial-end aims, Canon has managed to build its prototype at 19 x 28mm in size, the same dimensions of the sensors in its DSLR cameras, so who knows where this tech could end up in the long run.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III anyone?
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The Canon EOS Digital Rebel (also known as the 300D) is a 6.3-megapixel entry-level digital SLR camera, initially announced on August 20, 2003 at a price point of $899 without lens, $999 with the “kit” lens. It uses Compact Flash storage. The Digital Rebel polycarbonate bodies were originally available in silver color only, whereas the Japanese version was also available in black. Later, black versions of the Digital Rebel were also released in the US and Europe.
The Digital Rebel is often regarded as the little brother of the Canon EOS 10D, which features virtually the same CMOS image sensor and image processing chip. Interestingly, the two cameras also seem to share much of the same in-camera firmware which was demonstrated by hacking back some of the features the Digital Rebel missed compared to the 10D.
The Digital Rebel was the first camera to use the Canon EF-S lens mount. Along with the Digital Rebel, the EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 was introduced as the kit lens, available in a USM version in Japan or as a non-USM version elsewhere.
The Digital Rebel’s autofocus system is excellent, especially when using Canon USM lenses with the ultrasonic focusing motors. We were quite impressed with the new EF-S lens even though it is a relatively inexpensive optic.
You won’t find better photo quality in a $900 camera than on the Digital Rebel. It captures incredible amounts of detail — down to blades of grass and individual leaves on a tree. Images are smooth, with nonexistent noise. Color and exposure were both accurate, and purple fringing was kept to a minimum, at least on the lenses I used.
The EOS 10D was an immensely popular camera, capitalizing on the EOS name with an excellent feature set and sterling performance. The EOS 300D seeks to surpass its predecessor’s popularity, offering very similar functionality at a much lower price point.
You get the same incredible DiGiC processor handling the same incredible 6.3 megapixel image sensor. All other things being equal, the Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel should yield the SAME great pictures as the Canon EOS 10D. Keep in mind that some of the default parameters such as sharpness are turned up higher on the 300D.
The Digital Rebel offers buyers an entrance into the world of digital SLR photography for slightly more than the cost of a high-end point-and-shoot camera. Hard-core hobbyists may find the EOS-10D‘s higher shooting speed, heftier feel, and advanced controls more to their liking. But the Digital Rebel’s excellent image quality, light weight, and budget price tag are appealing, and we expect that dealers will have a hard time keeping Digital Rebels in stock this holiday season.
The Canon Digital Rebel is an excellent camera at a remarkably low price given the cost of other Digital SLRs. No doubt prices will drop further and cameras will improve over the next few years, but right now the Digital Rebel sets a price/performance standard that’s hard to beat. It’s clearly better and more versatile than similarly priced non SLR digicams in the same price range, though it may be slightly larger and you do have to buy lenses for it.
Where to Buy
First off, consider going to your local camera store (and I don’t necessarily mean Wolf Camera at the mall). By going to your local camera store, you’re supporting your community and you just might build a lasting relationship with people you can rely on when you need some help or answers. If you’re buying online, I recommend sticking with Amazon, B&H Photo or Adorama. Due to the fact that the Canon Digital Rebel is no longer in production, it may tough to find one, especially at places like B&H and Adorama. These three vendors are reliable, trustworthy and generally have the best (legitimate) prices. Additionally, purchasing your camera through these links helps support this site.
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Consider a visit to Picturetown, SC . . . just pack your Nikon D40 though.
Everybody knows once you go DSLR, you never go back.
If you like geotagging your photos in flickr, save some time and do the tagging via your hotshoe.
Thinking of upgrading to Vista? Are you ready for the full horrors?
Ever hear of a tricked out infrared camera, modified by removing the infrared filter? Me either . . . but some people really dig it.
We’ve all heard that the Nikon D40x is one bad mombo jombo. Well, you can see all (maybe not all, but a lot) of the reviews of the new killer camera over at Digital Camera Tracker. It’s one hot ticket right now!
Forget the Canon 40D, get a Canon 0D (that’s “zero” D).
Save some cash when you buy a Nikon DSLR and a point and shoot camera at the same time.
Read why flickr = censorship.
Word is Canon’s gonna make a “big” acquisition this year.
Ever wonder how Canon’s self-cleaning sensor works?
If you’re interested in getting more familiar with Adobe’s software products, consider the 200+ videos available free, online in the Adobe CS3 Video Workshop.
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Well, the rumor is that they’re around. With an announcement due in August.
Check it out at PMA Rumours.
[tags]canon, 40d, rumors, news, announcement, release[/tags]
I always do my best to attribute the authors and sources of content that I link to here. It really chaps my rusty, however, when people take the content of others. Certainly, fair use is permitted in the blogging/news world. In fact, passing around content is generally encouraged – so long as you link back to your source. As photographers, we are particularly aware of copyright issues and proper attribution.
That said, let me take a moment to point out that canon40d.net has taken it upon itself to copy and paste the content of others with NO attribution whatsoever. Photography Bay’s recent post on the Canon 40D rumors now appears at the top of it’s page. As you can see by reading the post here on Photography Bay, canon40d.net has simply copied and pasted that post with no reference to the original post here.
Unfortunately, the site owner has not even provided a method to contact them via email or comments on the site. As a result, I’m left with no choice but to post this information here. I’m still considering whether to contact the host and issue a DMCA takedown notice, so if you’re reading this canon40D.net, you should do the right thing and create your own content and, when quoting others, properly attribute the authorship of the quoted sources. Given that the site has little original content, I’m not holding my breath.
Rather than link to canon40d.net, which improves the site’s search rankings, I’ll simply provide you with an image of the ripped off post (feel free to copy and paste the address to your browser though):
Now, read Photography Bay’s original post here.
FYI, Whois.Net provides the following info, which I have attempted to contact via email to no avail:
Domain Name: CANON40D.NET Registrant: Canon Inc. Canon40D (firstname.lastname@example.org) No 42, Ttrue Ave Texas Carrollton,75001 US Tel. +51.7654321 Fax. +51.7654321 Creation Date: 01-Feb-2007 Expiration Date: 01-Feb-2008 Domain servers in listed order: ns1.micfo.com ns2.micfo.com
UPDATE 5/15/07: More of the same from another rip-off blog: http://best-raw-food.info/blogs/leica/4830/
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The EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM is a lightweight, compact L Series telephoto zoom lens with Image Stabilizer. The optical Image Stabilization in the new EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens provides up to an incredible four stops of shake correction – a first for Canon IS lenses. The use of fluorite UD lens elements provides excellent optical performance in terms of resolution and contrast. These features, together with its water-and dust-proof construction, provide both the performance and portability to meet user demands. Read more . . .
[tags]canon, f/4, f4, L, 70-200, is, usm, review, lens, test[/tags]
Continuing the great line of super-zoom point and shoot cameras, Canon has announced the S5 IS (what happened to the S4 IS?). [Read more…]
Or, so the latest rumor has it.
The Canon retailer in Paris where I bought a lot of stuff just told me that Canon has annonced them the 40D will the there in July. They did not get any details (except it will be an EF-S compatible camera), but they say that the 5D replacement will not ship this year.
For what it is worth…
Another FM user, wimg, bolsters the rumor’s credence and adds a little extra juice to it:
Spoke with 2 Canon reps, over the last 6 weeks or so, and one of the major retailers’ store owners over here.
The 40D is expected in store at the end of June, and at the latest the beginning of July. This is what they said. No specs, though.
Furthermore, the replacement for the 1Ds MkII is expected in September, and at the latest beginning of December. [see page 4]
Whatever its worth, it’s another rumor for us to chew on. I can’t imagine the marketing from Canon would hold on much longer if it really will be there in July. The coming days will tell.
Finally, to throw a little more fuel on the fire, Peter Bernik over at PMA Rumors reports that he has received the same information from an independent source.
[tags]canon, 40d, rumor, digital camera, news, dslr, eos, may, 1 Ds, mark ii, mark iii[/tags]
A short video: Kieran shows you how to capture stunning images using his Canon 400D – this episode he photographs a fisherman in a beautiful scottish loch.
[tags]canon, rebel xti, 400d, eos, video, review, learn, how to, digital camera[/tags]