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MIA & New Camera Info[CR1]

Had a good accident with a kitchen knife and my thumb. Let’s just say I miss what’s gone.

There are no pictures.  :)

New Camera Info
I received some badly translated information about an upcoming camera announcement. I don’t know what model this would be.

- Articulating screen
- Metal body, but smaller than 50D
- Upgraded 15.1mp APS-C Sensor
- 720p Video at 30fps
-  Electronic Level
- New battery & battery grip

Sounds like a new Rebel with a little more build quality. Maybe a 60D?


February 9, 2010 Announcements [CR2]

What’s coming?
I’m told we’ll be seeing a slew of PowerShot cameras announced. Including high end ELPH/IXUS models.

We will see 1 or 2 SLR’s announced alongside the  point & shoots.

There will be at least 1 Rebel announced. The possible 2nd SLR “sounds like a 60D”.

From this source it’s unknown at the moment.

As always, we’ll keep you posted.


Predictions for 2010 Part 1 – DSLR

What does CR Guy See Coming?
As always, trying to predict what giant multinational corporations is going to do with product development can be hard, but I’ll give it a go.

Digital SLR
Canon needs to get back in the game as far as DSLR’s go. There is a perception that Canon has fallen behind Nikon as far as tech goes. Is it true? Maybe a little bit. There’s no reason Canon can’t be out front of Nikon, they have the resources and manufacturing capabilities to take back the crown.

1Ds Mark IV
- 32mp or higher sensor.
- Same autofocus system as 1D4
- 5fps
- New video features to separate it from the rest of the lineup.

The Rebel Line
- Two new cameras
- One camera will be 12mp and the other 18mp (Same as the 7D)
- One camera will have an articulating display
- Both cameras will have movie modes, one being better than the other.
- Ergonomic upgrades (Scrollwheel!) Maybe more of a wish than a prediction
- New chipped batteries
- Both cameras in the 3fps to 4fps range

- 18mp sensor (Same as 7D)
- 720p Video Mode @ 30fps. 1080p maybe.
- 6.3fps
- A new autofocus system based on the 7D, but less focus points.
- Missing some of the 7D bells and whistles like the electronic level.
- Smaller VF than the 7D

- This is actually a hard camera to predict. What will they leave out from the 7D?

- FF in the 16-21mp range.
- 4-6.3fps
- New sensor technology
- Same size as 5D2
- 7D Autofocus system
- 1080p movie mode, same as 5D2

EVIL (Electronic viewfinder interchangeable lenses)
There will be no Micro 4/3 style camera from Canon in 2010. If they ever get on board, they will be the last one to do so.

So that makes 5 new SLR’s in 2010. That could be far fetched, but why not? 2010 is going to be a better year for most everyone.

Part 2 (Later today)
I will focus on lenses.


D5000 vs T1i Head to Head Review

The Review
Here’s a head to head review of Nikon’s D5000 & Canon’s T1i.

Conclusion snippet
“This finds us in a familiar spot. The best camera of the two is really a camera that combines the features we like of both. Another “it depends,” but we find ourselves leaning towards the Nikon D5000 for a few reasons……..”


thanks H2H


Micro Canon [CR1]

m4/3 Competitor
Received some information about a possible Canon competitor to the Olympus/Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras.

No Micro Canon Yet

No Micro Canon Yet

Canon is researching such a camera design. There is a lot of close attention being paid to the success or failure of the system. Canon has no immediate plans to introduce such a camera to the marketplace, nor do they have any plans to become part of the micro 4/3 mount.

Canon’s interest seems to lie in making a CMOS based APS-C compact camera with a zoom. Not a new system. Leica and Sigma both have APS-C compact cameras now, albeit with a prime lens. Also, Nikon is rumored to perhaps have the same thing coming down their pipeline.

Another issue with a Micro Canon is the need for a 3rd lens format. EF-S and EF lenses would generally be too big on an EP1 sized camera. Do you think Canon really wants to get into that? If they did want a new lens format, medium format would be a far more desirable market.

All is not lost in the quest for a small camera body. You can expect a smaller Rebel down the line with an electronic viewfinder. It won’t be as small as the EP1 or GF1, but taking out the mirror box will shrink the size.

No new news on the often spoken about “G”MOS camera.