Archive for the ‘Canon 450D’ Category

2000D in May?

Canon EOS Rebel XS (1000D)

Rebel XS

Coming up on one year
The 2000D will be a year old come June, will Canon be releasing a new one?

Northlight points out the Aussie PMA being in June, so perhaps a May announcement?

2000D? I havent heard anything about it. I think Canon may just keep the 1000D around through to Christmas. A $399-$499 dslr perhaps?

Nikon has discontinued the D40, so there’s a hole in the really cheap SLR segment from the big 2. I’ll assume that the D60 will be the new cheapy when Nikon makes their announcements on the 14th of April.

I haven’t seen any imminent discontinuation of the XSi or XS yet. I’ll have to keep an eye on price sheets.

I admit I laughed at Sony for having 3 entry level cameras, but here we are with 3 Rebels. I think at their current price points, they’ll sell a lot of each of them.

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Rebel XSi Firmware Update

XSi Update:

Firmware update Version 1.0.9 incorporates the following fixes.

1.Fixes a phenomenon in which AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) shooting does not operate normally under specific conditions.

2.Fixes a phenomenon in which the Live View exposure simulation warning indication does not properly display during Live View shooting.

3.Fixes a phenomenon in which images cannot be played back after continuous shooting when a printer is connected to the camera or a video output terminal is used.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/contr … elid=16303

XSi Price Drops – USA

Not Sure…
With the Canadian price equalizing with the US on price drops and sell through rebates, it only makes sense the same thing should happen in the US. I'm not sure why it hasn't.

More XSi Price Drops – Canada [CR5]

XSi w/18-55 IS Kit
Expect to see the price on this to drop to $799 MSRP in Canada starting next week for a week.

5D Successor shipping already? [CR2]
From NLI:

“Is the 5D replacement collecting in the warehouses? We had this comment (thanks) from a visitor to a Jessops store in the UK”

“The Canon rep has told them the 5D replacement has started shipping and is in the UK already (insufficient quantities to release as yet though), unfortunately they weren't able to give me any specs or details as the Canon guy 'didn't know anything' “

Thinking how hush hush things have been from Canon lately, I have doubts a rep would say such a thing and still retain his job.

XSi Price Drops – Canada

Henry's
Henry's in Canada has already instituted the $150 price drop on the XSi 18-55 kit. It's at $849, and they've further reduced it $20 to $829. Body Only has dropped to $729.

http://www.henrys.com/webapp/wcs/stores … mID=233858

I'm also told that there will be a sale on the camera in a week or so, dropping more money off it.

The XS will be coming in at $749 in the 18-55 IS kit. I could see its street price at $699.

Canon USA should follow shortly (if they haven't already, no time to check)

Canon USA Rebel XSi Price Drops [CR4]

MSRP falling a lot
Canon USA will be dropping the price of the XSi kit and body only packages next week.

MSRP's (Street will be lower obviously)

XSi w/18-55 $749
XSi Body Only $649

Those are the prices you should expect, it will be a big drop anyway. I expect Canon Canada to follow suit.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi Review – Photography Bay

Another review

Conclusion
“After reviewing all three of these DSLRs (XSi, D60, A350), I don’t think you could go wrong with any of them (See Nikon D60 Review & Sony A350 Review). As noted above, I think the Rebel XSi has the best overall image quality of the three; however, each of them produces great images overall….. READ MORE

Canon XSi training now online!

Online Training
Need help with getting to know your Canon Rebel 450D/XSi? Well the nice folks at Canon have put their training video online.

Good idea.

http://events.startcast.com/events/85/B0007/

Canon Rebel XS / 1000D

Is there a new Rebel in the pipeline for Christmas? With Nikon dropping prices on the D40 to below some P&S's, and Pentax readying a replacement to the K100D (apparently the K200D isn't it.. so says a salesrep) that will cost about $14, it only makes sense that Canon will look to upgrade the XT to something a little more appealing.

All this came about with a leaked model name in Canon's latest version of DPP.

What are the specs? who knows? I wouldn't be surprised at all to see the XT being shown the door.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/13/cano … -xs-1000d/

Canon Rebel XSi availability

There's a store in Owen Sound, Ontario called Foto Art that currently has one XSi left that is available for sale. $999 retail price with the lens.

Just an FYI if they're hard to come by where you are.

*Disclaimer… no I'm not paid by Foto Art! Just Google Adsense :)