Canon Rebel XSi Review at Camera Labs

Camera Labs has posted its review of the new Canon Rebel XSi

In use, the 450D / XSi feels very responsive and quicker than its predecessor. The viewfinder is visibly a little bigger than the 400D / XTi, which itself is bigger than the Sony A350’s. The continuous shooting may only be half a frame per second faster than the 400D / XTi, but you really do get 3.5fps in practice and it’s much quicker than the 2.35fps reality of the A350.

For more news and reviews, be sure to check out Photography Bay’s Canon Rebel XSi Reviews and Resources page.

Canon DSLR Rebates – One Week Left

Remember the Canon DSLR rebates I told you about back in February? You’ve only got a week left to take advantage of them. They expire April 19.

Purchase a new Canon PIXMA MP970, Pro9000, or Pro9500 Photo Printer and a Canon EOS 1D Mark III, EOS 1Ds Mark III, EOS 40D, or EOS 5D from, Adorama or B&H Photo between February 3, 2008 and April 19, 2008. The rebate is $200.

Additionally, the Canon PIXMA MP970 is available for $240 $275 at Amazon with a $100 rebate = grand total of $140 $175. Industrious purchasers might decide to sell them for about $200 and recapture the purchase price, along with the $200 rebate for their new Canon DSLR body and come out way ahead. . . . I’m just sayin’.

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Canon EOS 40D Firmware Update Version 1.0.8

Canon has updated the firmware for the Canon EOS 40D to version 1.0.8.  The firmware update is available for download here.

This firmware update (Version 1.0.8) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which Image Stabilization operation emits a sound when certain buttons are pressed, with the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens attached to the camera.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Image Stabilization operation emits a sound from the lens when IS lenses are attached to the camera.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a part of the image looks unnatural when reviewed on the LCD.
  4. Corrects errors in the Spanish and Norwegian menu screens.

The Version 1.0.8 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.5.  You can read further details and instructions on how to install the firmware on the download page.

Canon 1Ds Mark III Review at Let’s Go Digital

Let’s Go Digital has posted a full review of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III.

Canon started from scratch with the Mark III. And that is obvious with the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III. It is much more than a Mark II with a new image sensor. There has been thorough thought about the whole camera and the entire structure has been altered without making the photographer used to working with a Canon EOS-1 lose his way.

For the latest news and reviews, be sure to visit Photography Bay’s Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Reviews and Resources page.

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Review at Steve’s Digicams

Steve’s Digicams has posted a review of the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS.

The overall image quality from the SD1100 was good. When shooting outside on a nice sunny day, the camera’s performance was excellent. The images were very well exposed, and the colors very vivid and bright.

For more news and reviews, be sure to check out Photography Bay’s Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Reviews and Resources page.

Canon SX100 IS Reviews and Resources

The Canon SX100 IS features a 10x optical zoom, an Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and an extended grip in a compact point and shoot package.  The PowerShot SX100 IS digital camera comes equipped with 19 shooting modes, ranging from fully automatic to fully manual, and easily accessible through an SLR-style mode dial on top of the camera. Shooting modes include Full Auto, Program, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority and Manual, as well as special scene modes including Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, and Kids & Pets. [Read more...]