Posts Tagged ‘cameras’


Canon fires back

September 17, 2008

New Canon 5D Mark II.  New Canon G10.

More info on the blog at TWIP, and a preview on DPReview.

Pretty interesting features on the newly announced Canon 5D Mark II full-frame update to the 5D.

  • 21.1 Megapixel
  • Shoots full 1080p HD Video
  • ISO to 25,600 with new DIGIC 4 processor
  • Still just 3.9 frames/sec
  • New RAW options size-wise
  • Silent shooting options
There’s also a new Canon G9 successor – the G10.  It’s not quite as big a jump from the G9 and the G9 is still a bit different due to a more telephoto lens (6x on the G9 vs. 5x on the G10).  I’d expect the G10 to have better low-light ability, although ISO range has not changed (1600 max).
  • 14.7 Megapixel
  • New wider-angle lens
  • DIGIC 4 processor.
I’d like to see them make a G10 with half the resolution but twice (or more) the low-light capabilities — that would be useful.

Thoughts on the Canon 50D

September 16, 2008

The newly-announced (estimated early October as far as I can tell) Canon 50D looks pretty impressive.  Canon has been quickly falling behind Nikon in the upper models, but the 50D looks like it’ll be enough to keep some Canon shooters in the Canon camp for a while.   There’s a nice preview up on


  • New CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 processor
  • Gapless micro-lenses on the sensor
  • 920k pixel LCD
  • Cool new interface to the camera features
  • New high-ISO modes

Amazon mentions that is captures to SD cards, that’s not correct.  Other sites mention it’s still on Compact Flash.

Canon 5D Successor Coming ?

A new version of the Canon 5D appears to be coming as well as in this teaser on the Canon site.