In Part 1 of this series, I provided an introduction to this autofocus evaluation, as well as a brief overview of the Canon 1D Mark IV AF system. If you have not read part 1 of this series, you can do so now by clicking here:
The new sensor is roughly 40 times the size of the sensor found in the 5D Mark II. It measures 202 x 205mm, or roughly 8″ x 8″ – holy cow! Canon says that it is “capable of capturing images in one one-hundredth the amount of light required by a professional-model digital SLR camera.”
Don’t expect to see these in your next DSLR though – this is just bragging rights for now. Get the full tech-speak and marketing buzz in the press release below. [Read more…]
We all know that the Canon 1D Mark IV and Nikon D3S are geared toward sports photographers. While the cameras have found their way into many other photography niches, at their core, these cameras are made for shooting sports. As an action-oriented camera, nothing defines its performance more so than its autofocus speed and accuracy.
When shooting sports, we can forgive images that are a bit noisier in one camera over the other, and we can forgive a camera with lower resolution than its competitor. What we cannot forgive, however, is out of focus images. When shooting sports and other action, autofocus performance is a paramount concern. [Read more…]
The Canon 60D has been officially unveiled. The new EOS 60D features an 18MP CMOS sensor, in-camera RAW processing and Full HD video capture. The 60D is also the first DSLR from Canon that features a fully articulating LCD, which is a 3-inch LCD with a 1.04-million dot resolution.
The Canon 60D will capture 1920 x 1080 resolution video at 24p, 25p or 30p. In 720p resolution, the 60D captures 50p or 60p frame rates. In addition to manual control for video, the 60D also includes manual audio levels in 64 steps, akin to the recent firmware updates for the 5D Mark II.
The Canon 60D should be available in September at an initial retail price of $1099 for body only, or $1399 with an included 18-135mm IS USM kit lens. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the complete press release below. [Read more…]
Along with the Canon 60D, four new L-Series lenses and two new teleconverters have been announced today.
- Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
- Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
- Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
- Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
- Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
- Canon Extender EF 2x III
Additional details and images for each of the lenses are in the press release below. [Read more…]