January 24, 2008
Well, the PMA2008 products are finally starting to roll out. Today, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has announced the brand new Canon EOS Rebel XSi (450D). The Rebel XSi replaces the very popular Canon Digital Rebel XTi (400D). New and upgraded features include:
- New 12.2 megapixel APS-C size Canon CMOS sensor
- Enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion
- DIGIC III image processor
- 3-inch, 230,000 pixel LCD monitor with a broadened color gamut.
- Larger Viewfinder, should be similar to 30D (long overdue for the Rebel series)
- Improved autofocus sensor. The center f/2.8 AF sensor is now cross-type.
- 3.5 frames per second frame rate. With bursts of up to 45 images in large/fine JPEG mode and 6 frames in RAW mode (the buffer size is a little disappointing).
- Advanced Live View function. The EOS Rebel XSi adds a new “Live Mode” contrast-detection AF function that allows the camera to focus automatically during Live View without lowering the reflex mirror (sounds similar to Nikon’s).
- SD / SDHC Card slot (XTi had Compact flash)
- 4% spot metering now available.
- The Kit now includes the new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Zoom Lens.
The Canon Digital Rebel XSI Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens is now available for pre-order at Amazon. Read the rest of this entry »
January 24, 2008
Canon USA also announced today that the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-55.6 IS zoom lens and EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS zoom lenses are now available.
The following is an excerpt from the Canon USA Press Release: Read the rest of this entry »
January 17, 2008
Great news for you Canon dSLR Dads. Canon has just extended their winter rebate program until February 17, 2008. Now you get a chance to wait until after the big PMA2008 announcements before making your purchase decision. For those of you who are not aware, the 580 EX II flash and the following lenses are discounted:
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $125
- Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $125
- Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $100)
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $100
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $100
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $80
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $75
- Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $70
- Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $50
- Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $50
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $40
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $35
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $25
- Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $40
- Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $30
- Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash (Amazon, B&H Photo) save $ 50
January 1, 2008
Canon announced their new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens back on August 20, 2007 along with new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Amazon, B&H Photo). It is not yet shipping, but Klaus Schroiff over at PhotoZone.de has already picked up a sample for review.<
Technically the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is a tiny lens with a great performance potential. The resolution is very good across the range. Chromatic aberrations are basically a non-issue. The level of distortions remain moderate. The most obvious flaw is….. read the rest of this entry>>
December 30, 2007
So the new Canon EOS 40D only comes in two ways:
- Canon EOS 40D (body only, at Amazon or B&H Photo)
- 40D dSLR with the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (at Amazon or B&H Photo)
You may note that the neither the original EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (Amazon, B&H Photo), nor the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Amazon, B&H Photo) are offered as part of a kit package like the 20D or 30D did. Hmmm, maybe Canon will introduce a new EF-S lens or two at PMA. Will Canon finally have an 18-200mm IS to compete with Nikon? At a minimum they need something in the 18-135mm range. We shall see in one month……
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December 26, 2007
Happy Holidays everyone. Nikon ramps up production on the D300, and then all of a sudden, Canon lowers the price on the 40D. Right now, you can get the Canon EOS 40D for $1,149 at B&H Photo. That’s $150 off <Read the rest of this entry