Thursday, 25 October 2007


I've spoken with a Canon rep today and got the info on 6D (the final designation isn't knon yet). From what I've been told, they're trying various versions of the 5D's successor, but most likely they'll put the "real" upgrade on the market, not just a 5D mkII. It's going to be announced in the second half of January a week or so before PMA.

Final specs should be very similar to those (as always there might be some last minute changes):
- 16 mpix
- ISO 3200, extended to 6400
- highlight priority with respectable DR boost (1+ EV)
- AF similar to the 40D's, 9 cross type AF points (invisible central AF points are going to be included like in 5D)
- 3" LCD with live view
- dust reduction
- 4 fps, larger buffer
- weather sealing

Sunday, 21 October 2007

450D in early January

There are a lot of rumours about the 450D, that is due in early January 2008 for PMA. Canon is going to add some P&S features like the facial recognition.

The software final feature list will depend on what they get working well in the DSLR environment.

* Live View
* Movie Mode
* DIGIC III and 14 bit processing
* ISO 3200
* Larger LCD screen
* Still 10.1 MP

I've also heard that a 12MP version is engineered, but it should be announced in August 2009 after the 50D in February 2009. If the stakes get to high, Canon might reconsider and put a 12 mpix version on the market instead of the 10 mpix - and it wouldn't be the first time that Canon put a higher mpix sensor in the entry level DSLR, than in its XXD grade.

Saturday, 13 October 2007

Canon's main competitor to announce more FF DSLRs?

There are quite a few rumours floating around the net regarding more and more FF Nikon DSLRs. Here are some interesting quotes:

"I think you'll see other FX products. It's a sensor size we're committed to," by Steve Heiner, senior technical manager of Nikon SLR marketing.

When he was asked about a 5D equivalent, he replied: "doesn't take a rocket scientist" to see the D3 has tantalized some photographers who aren't served by the D3. "That leaves a lot of other photographers out there intrigued."

It's really nice to see things are moving towards affordable consumer FF DSLRs.

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

7D confirmed?!

It's already in the UPC database.

It is said to have the spec as below:

-5fps,Up to 21 RAW files
-dust removing system
-15-point TTL CMOS sensor
-Center point additionally sensitive with lenses of F2.8 or faster
-96% frame coverage
-Magnification: 0.71x
-3.0 " 640×480 TFT LCD (920,000 pixels)
-ISO 50-3200 extended to 12800 and 25600
-DIGIC III, 14-bit
-Canon EF lens mount (not EF-S)
-Live View Mode
-The Body Is Much Identical to 5D, Could Share The Handgrip
-Surprisingly cheap, US: $ 1,899