For those who want HD video but can’t afford the Canon 5D Mark II, Canon just announced the new Canon EOS Rebel T1i or the Canon 500D.
I don’t want to bore you with the details, but here are some important specs that you should know:
- 15 megapixel
- 1080p HD Video at 20fps (30 fps for 5D Mark 2)
- SD/SDHC card
- Live View
- Available May 2009; Price at around $800
There are more details, sample videos and photos over at Rob Galbraith’s page.
Photo courtesy of canonrumors.com
In other news, Canon also announced the new Canon 270EX Flash. It’s a small flash with tilt features and it’s meant for EOS and PowerShot cameras.
I’m not really looking to get the 500D even if I want video.
Plus, I’d probably wait for a year or 2 before I get the video feature in an DSLR. The new Speedlite 270EX Flash is nice though because it’s lightweight and perfect for traveling. Might just get it so that I can leave my Canon Speedlite 580 EX II when I travel. 🙂
This was just posted this weekend — 4 top wedding videographers here in the Philippines gathered to complete the 1st ever All-Canon-5D-Mark II Wedding Video! And, it’s not just because they all used the 5D Mark 2 but it’s because they all did it as one team.
The top videographers who collaborated on this project: Jason Magbanua, Threelogy, Bob Nicolas and Mayad Studios
Check out the video on vimeo.
Also, check out some photos from Dino Lara.
Here’s a quickie – From an earlier post, here’s the Canon 5D Mark II video is now out. Check it out here at his site: http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2008/09/22/without-further-ado-reverie/
I’m still viewing it as of this writing and I have seen the first part… it’s amazing that this just came from a DSLR and not a video cam!
Early videos of Canon 5D Mark II has just appeared on the net. Sharing with you some of the articles:
From Vincent Laforet
If you are not subscribed to Vincent Laforet’s Blog, you should do so now. His images are just amazing. I started subscribing when he was showing his photos of the Beijing Olympics.
From Luminous Landscape: Pre-Preview Report of the new Canon 5D Mark II – contains a very in-depth review of the camera. It includes a video report too.
This camera is too tempting for me… I’m just scared of how much hard drive space I’ll be taking up once I start doing the videos! 🙂
After the Nikon D90, everyone was kinda expecting Canon to announce something that has video in it so that it can compete with Nikon. True enough, they did not disaapoint – Canon released the new Canon 5D Mark II today with availability in November 2008 for $2800 (Body Only).
Some cool features include:
- 21 megapixel, full-frame sensor
- 1080p HD Video at 30fps
- Enhanced Live View Shooting
- Updated LCD Monitor
I mentioned before that Nikon changed the game by introducing video in their camera. Canon just matched this with their new product. However, I think their target audience is different. Nikon released the D90 (and I’ve tried playing around with it at Best Buy) which was primarily targeted to the hobbyist/amateur photographer market. Canon’s 5D is really targeted at the professional photographer market. The price alone shows that. 🙂 Does this mean that Canon decided wrong? Well, I think at some point, they will eventually announce a DSLR with video in the lower-end market to compete with the D90. The Canon 5D is a more expensive upgrade for amateur/hobbyist folks while the Nikon D90 is a much easier option to buy/upgrade if you already have the D80.
Well, enough blabbering from me… here are some photos of the Canon 5D:
Also, Canon announced 2 new cameras, one of which might be something I will eventually get:
Some links to check out today:
And finally, since we’re talking about video, check out Rod Harlan’s at Scott Kelby’s blog regarding video and Photoshop. While you’re reading his post there, try to check out his website too – www.dvconfidential.com. Btw, I also saw Rod at the Midnight Madness of Photoshop World as one of the panel of judges.
Have a nice day guys!
Note: Image of the Canon 5D above courtesy of Canon
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:
Hey guys, sharing with you some of the recent news…
In case you haven’t heard it yet, Adobe has released trial versions of Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Soundbooth CS4. Yes, it’s CS4! You may get them at the Adobe Labs website.
Also, Jeff Revel has an article on Photoshop Droplets. You may want to check them out. I am using them for sharpening photos in Photoshop after exporting them in LR. This is a tip I got from Scott’s LR book. There’s huge time saved by using them.
Hungry for color management articles? Here’s a good article on color management from pixsylated.com
Another thing, here’s an ad for the new Canon 450D (Rebel XSi) that was shot using a Canon EOS 1D Mark III from Rob Galbraith’s site. You may also check out Canon’s XSi Commercial website.
Finally, since I’m constantly looking for a nice desktop wallpaper, I wanted to share with you what I’m using right now… I got it from Adam Betts (pretty awesome designer, if you check out his work). It’s an Apple logo on a black leather texture. It kinda resembles my wallet so that’s why I like it 🙂 Anyway, check out the wallpapers here… there are 2 versions – 1 with an apple logo and 1 without.