Some photography news –
Yesterday, Canon announced its new camera, the 15 mega-pixel Canon 50D with a better sensor, an improved LCD and some other new features. What does this mean? Simple – it can allow you to take photos at high ISO without giving you a lot of noise. Other new features include a better rear LCD and of course, it’s faster compared to its predecessor – the Canon 40D.
Here are some photos of the Canon 50D courtesy of Canon:
Also, Canon announced their new 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens (about time they have something to match Nikon’s 18-200). (Photo courtesy of Canon)
But wait, that’s not the BIG NEWS — today, Nikon just took it a step ABOVE and BEYOND Canon – they announced the new Nikon D90 with 720p Video! You read it right, High-Def Video! It’s the first ever SLR with video capabilities. If you ask me, it’s about time they did this and thank you to Nikon for being the first one to do this. I wonder what Canon has to say about this. I’m sure they’ll come up with something next time, but I doubt that it will be in their upcoming Canon 6D (or whatever they call their upgrade to the 5D). I’m sure they have something up their sleeves.
Here are some photos of the Nikon D90 (courtesy of Nikon):
Also, Nikon announced the 18-105mm f3.5-5.6 lens. Prices for the Nikon D90 are $999 (body only) and $1300 for both the body and the new lens.
I have been considering switching over to the dark side and this might just be the reason to do so! Aaargh! Now I have to look for a buyer for all my Canon gear!
Some other links to check out:
- Canon’s 50D Site
- Nikon’s D90 Site
- dpreview.com’s report on Canon 50D
- dpreview.com’s report on Nikon D90
- Nikon D90 Samples and Brochure
- Chase Jarvis’s Experience with the Nikon D90 (a must read!!!)