01-23-2008, 10:27 PM #1
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Canon Digital Rebel XSi (EOS 450D) announced
In a press release today, Canon announced the launch of a new consumer-level DSLR, the Digital Rebel XSi (a.k.a. EOS 450D).
The new offering features a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor at its core, supported by Canon's DIGIC III processing. In terms of shooting speed, the new Rebel is capable to 3.5 frames per second for 53 full-res JPEGS (or 6 RAW images), and a 9-point wide-area AF system promises to speed things up as well.
In other news, the new camera features a 3-inch LCD with live view functionality – a first for Canon's consumer-level DSLR lineup. A 30 fps feed onto the screen, combined with a display that promises to be 50 percent brighter than the one seen on the Digital Rebel XTi, should provide a sufficiently pleasant on-screen shooting experience.
Canon is getting into the dynamic range adjustment/expansion game as well, with the announcement of an Auto Lighting Optimizer designed to correct highlight and contrast issues during in-camera image processing.
Similarly, Canon has finally opted to get on board with the dominance of SD/SDHC in comsumer digital cameras, with the new Rebel supporting these formats rather than the CF cards seen in previous Digital Rebel models.
Announced pricing is $799 for the camera body only, or $899 for a kit including Canon's new 18-55mm image stabilized zoom. Look for the new Rebel in stores come April.
Canon Digital Rebel XSi (EOS 450D) specifications:
Sensor 12.2 megapixel, 22.2x14.8mm CMOS Zoom N/A LCD/Viewfinder 3.0", 230K-pixel TFT LCD with live view; Pentamirror optical viewfinder with diopter adjustment Sensitivity ISO 100-1600 Shutter Speed 30-1/4000 seconds Shooting Modes Auto, Program, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Scene, Manual
Scene Presets Portrait, Landscape, Close-Up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off White Balance Settings Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Metering Modes Evaluative, Partial, Center-Weighted, Spot Focus Modes AI Focus, AI Servo, One Shot, Manual Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self Timer, Self Timer Continuous Flash Modes Auto, Forced On, Force Off, Red-Eye Reduction Self Timer Settings 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off Memory Formats SD, SDHC Internal Memory None File Formats JPEG, RAW Max. Image Size 4272 x 2848 Max. Video Size N/A Zoom During Video N/A Battery Rechargeable 1050 mAh lithium-ion Connections USB 2.0, AV output, remote control in Additional Features Live View, DIGIC III Processor, Auto Lighting Optimizer, 9-Point AF System
01-24-2008, 05:43 AM #2
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Re: Canon Digital Rebel XSi (EOS 450D) announced
Looks like a nice camera, could be my next however I am not a fan of the Digital Rebel series build quality which might lead me into choosing another entry level DSLR when summer comes around.Pentax K200D w/ Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II
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