Thursday, August 28, 2008

Canon EOS 50D DSLR is released on 26th August 2008 and one day after i.e 27th August 2008 Nikon D90 is released. In addition to Canon EOS 50D DSLR, Canon also releases the new Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. Nikon too releases new lens i.e AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens.

Canon EOS 50D DSLR Basic Features

  • 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 6.3fps continuous shooting, max. burst 90 JPEGs with UDMA card
  • DIGIC 4 processor
  • ISO 100-3200, expandable to 12800
  • 9-point wide area AF
  • 3.0” Clear View VGA LCD with Live View mode & Face Detection Live AF
  • Magnesium alloy body, with environmental protection
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • HDMI connection for high quality viewing and playback on a High Definition TV
  • Full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites
  • Available in early October 2008 at an expected street price of US$1399 in the USA. The Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens also available in early October 2008 at expected street price of US$699 (USA)

Nikon D90 Key Features
  • 12.9 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (effective pixels: 12.3 million)
  • 3.0-inch 920,000 pixel (VGA x 3 colors) TFT-LCD (same as D3 and D300)
  • Live View with contrast-detect AF, face detection
  • Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
  • Illuminated focus points
  • Movie capture at up to 1280 x 720 (720p) 24 fps with mono sound
  • IS0 200-3200 range (100-6400 expanded)
  • 4.5 frames per second continuous shooting (buffer: 7 RAW, 25 JPEG fine, 100 JPEG Normal)
  • Expeed image processing engine
  • 3D tracking AF (11 point)
  • Short startup time, viewfinder blackout and shutter lag
  • Slightly improved viewfinder (96% frame coverage)
  • Extensive in-camera retouching including raw development and straightening
  • Improved user interface
  • New optional compact GPS unit (fits on hot shoe)
  • Same battery and vertical grip as D80
  • Vignetting control in-camera
  • 72 thumbnail and calendar view in playback
  • Price: UK: £699.00 (Body only)

p/s: Still waiting for Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Release.

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