Canon EOS 1000D / Digital Rebel XS Review at Steve’s Digicams


Steve’s Digicams has published a review of the new Canon EOS 1000D (aka Digital Rebel XS). The EOS 1000D takes over for the EOS 400D (aka Rebel XTi) at the bottom rung of Canon’s DSLR lineup. It features a 10.1 megapixel sensor.

Canon has put together yet another awesome Digital SLR for the beginner to intermediate user. The combination of easy of use and versatility make this a very appealing model in the “entry-level” category.

For the latest news, reviews and more, stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon Rebel XS Reviews and Resources.

Newsweek Provides Glimpse Into Olympic Photogrophy

Officially, Newsweek’s Visions of China photo blog focuses on the athletes and events of the Beijing Olympics. But there are a few hidden gems that show off all the hard work that goes into the photos making it into Newsweek and other publications.

Two posts have particularly stood out so far: “Preparing for the Biggest Organized Event of Them All” and “More Than a Ten Hour Wait for an Event That Lasts Less Than 10 Seconds.”

Ever wondered what equipment a Newsweek photographer takes to the Olympics? In the first post, Vincent Laforet describes his equipment and how he packs it. What about the set up for photographing an event like the men’s 100 meter race and the problems photographers are running into in Beijing? Laforet covers all that in the second. These two posts provide a lot of insight into all the work that goes into photographing the Olympics, and there are plenty of great photos throughout the rest of the blog.

The Summer Music Moment Contest

The deadline for PDN and Billboard’s music photography contest is getting close: submissions are due by August 29. They’ve actually split the Summer Music Moment contest into two separate competitions. You can enter either as an amateur or a professional, through the contest’s website.

There’s a wide variety of prizes, including cash, cameras and computers. Just a head’s up, though: you must have written releases from anyone appearing in your photographs before you enter your work. You may have an absolutely awesome shot of some famous singer rocking out, but if you can’t get a written release, you’re out of luck.

You can see recent entries here, and some of them really do rock.

Sony A350 Review at Photoclub Alpha

Photoclub Alpha has posted a “creative” review of the 14.2 megapixel Sony A350.

Sony uses that slogan – ‘like.no.other’. Dead right. You can not call the Alpha 350 ‘recommended’ or ‘best buy’ or anything else like that. It is unique at the price, it offers performance features entirely out of line with the expected aims of a new DSLR at £399, and it can do half a dozen things which no competitor can match.

For more digital camera reviews and news on the A350, visit Photography Bay’s Sony A350 Reviews and Resources.

Dell Deals of the Day

Just saw these deals from the Dell store and the current Day 3 of the 10 Days of Deals for Dads and Grads promotion.

Nikon D90 and D3X Due June 2008

UPDATE: The Nikon D3X has been officially unveiled. See details of the Nikon D3X Announcement here.

The rumors surrounding the Nikon D3X have been stirring quite a bit over the last few days. See here and here for examples. Thom Hogan has stepped out with some more solid dates based on supposedly more solid rumors.

Current rumors out of Japan have Nikon introducing the D90, D3x, plus lenses, in the second week of June. I’m tightening my D90 (or whatever they decide to call it) prediction date to between May 12th and June 16th.

(via ByThom)

Stay current on these upcoming cameras via Photography Bay’s Nikon D90 Rumors page and Nikon D3X Rumors page.