The black kit Canon Rebel XSi is in stock and shipping from Amazon.com now. Click here to go to the Amazon.com product page.
Also, visit Photography Bay’s Canon Rebel XSi Reviews and Resources.
The rumor mill is in full swing across a variety of camera brands right now. While I’m happy to pass them along, remember folks, these are still rumors. I do my best to point you to the sources when I can find them. Additionally, there are a ton of rumors that I simply pass over because they are so obviously false.
Looking back at some of the comments made by Photography Bay readers on the Canon 5D Mark II rumor regarding a purported screenshot of a Canon.de webpage (see here), I was almost certain that it’s a fake. Additionally, I’m inclined to disregard the information that appeared with it.
However, I want to point out one additional observation. A commenter going by the name “Phil” found what appears to be the source of the screen shot over at PBase (here’s the link). Phil actually didn’t link to the 5D Mark II screenshot. He linked to a screenshot of a Canon EOS 3D from Canon.it (Canon Italy). When I saw it, I figured I would post something a little later tonight; however, it’s gone now and the following message appears in it’s place:
The images have been removed. We simply had to remove them. Why?
Well, a very well-known lawyer sent us a long letter on behalf of an extremely irritated marketing department of a dreadfully famous company.
Guess what happened?
Well it seems we slightly messed up the plans they had for the launch of a product . . . sorry but it was not our fault.
Peace & be happy.
You can take it for what it’s worth. Frankly, I don’t know if PBase’s message isn’t a worse marketing headache for Canon than the screenshot. I was ready to write off the screenshot as a dummied up page by someone trying to stir the pot. Now, I’m scratching my head a bit. Also, the presence of this message on the Canon 3D screenshot page makes me wonder even more. I’m still trying to dig up a cached image of the Canon.it screenshot, but haven’t had any luck yet.
Stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II Reviews and Resources for the latest.
This screenshot has popped up on web, which shows the Canon EOS 5D Mark II on the German version of Canon’s website. The story goes that the camera appeared on the page for a little while and was then taken down. There has been a number of debates in various forums regarding the authenticity of this screenshot. I’m inclined to think that there may have been some Photoshopping done on it as well. Below, I’ve zoomed in and cut out the portion which references the 5D Mark II.
If you have any thoughts or insights on this screen capture, feel free to fire away in the comments below.
If you’d like to know more about rumors and speculations of the 5D Mk II, you can read up on it via Photography Bay’s Canon EOS 5D Mark II Rumor page.
A DPR forum poster dropped in a tidbit of info that he got while shopping for a Canon 5D:
Well, I was a bit sceptical about all the 5d MKII rumours. I stepped into my local camera shop as I was about to buy the current 5D when the salesman said I should rather wait until the 24th of April as the worldwide launch of the new 5D is happening then. (via)
As some astute forum members pointed out, this may be a situation where the salesman is just reading rumors online and pumping them up a bit. See this previous rumor on an April 22nd announcement.
Regardless of the propriety of this recent rumor, stay tuned to the Canon 5D Mark II Rumors page for the latest updates.
Canon has introduced a new mobile printer, the Pixma iP100, which is capable of printing at resolutions of 9600 x 2400 dpi.
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.
This firmware update (Version 1.0.8) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
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 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.
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.
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…]