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.
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:
The worst thing that could happen to a photographer happened to me last Friday. I was asked to cover the launching of Cafe Mondial (formerly Al Dente). While taking shots of the folks, I noticed that my shots were always over-exposed.
I also tried to modify the Flash settings through my 40D and the screen told me – ‘Incompatible Flash’!!! I was shocked and I tried as much as I could to make things work. I was scared that my 580 EXII was damaged! Good thing I had taken some good shots of people. I had several over-exposed shots (too much flash) but I was able to recover them coz I shot in RAW. Thank goodness for RAW! 🙂
It was very embarrassing for me to not be able to shoot as much as I could during that event. 😦
The next day, I also had to go to a baptism (I was the godfather), and of course, as expected, I wasn’t able to shoot a lot.
Good thing that Canon Service Center was open on Saturday. I passed by and had my flash and camera checked. We narrowed it down to a Flash Problem. The hotshoe connector was already lose and the Canon guys were kind enough to fix it for free!!! 🙂 THANK YOU, CANON! AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! Well, they really didn’t fix anything, they just tightened the connector. I think it really becomes loose after some time, if you know what I mean… 🙂 Hehehe!
Well, enough of my boring story. I’ll post some photos of Cafe Mondial now…Hope you like them.
For people wanting an entry level DSLR for — the Canon EOS 450D has just been announced by Canon! It is a very decent DSLR. Some of the things I like about it are the 3″ LCD, Live View, 14-bit images, and spot metering.
Will I get it? Probably not. I’m still happy with my 350D and 40D as of the moment. If I was starting out in photography now, I’d probably consider this as my camera. 🙂
What do you think? Will you buy this?
More info at depreview.com: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0801/08012403canoneos450d.asp
Image courtesy of dpreview.com.
Since it’s the last day of 2007, I wanted to look back at what happened to me this year and what I have learned from photography.
- January 2007 – Had 2 great shoots: Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival and the World Pyro Olympics. I was fortunate enough to have some great captures and I participated in the Readers Gallery section of the Digital Photographer Philippines (DPP) Magazine.
- February 2007 – I got published for the first time in DPP Magazine! This for me is a big accomplishment because I am just starting out in photography and my photos have been recognized by others. Yehey!
- March 2007 – Fortunate enough to go to Sitti’s concert at the Music Museum. She’s a wonderful Bossa Nova artist. Check her out if you haven’t listened to her music. Photos are found here and here. I was also able to attend the Adobe CS3 launch in Manila. This was a great event because Adobe was able to come out with a suite of products that just integrate well with each other. INTEGRATION is the key for apps now.
- April 2007 – the movie ‘300’ came out and I loved the effects/colors they did. I challenged myself to replicate the effect in Lightroom ONLY and not in Photoshop. The photos turned out to be great!
- May 2007 – Was able to complete the Lightroom preset for the ‘300 effect’ and shared it at Inside-lightroom.com. Also got myself the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II as my external flash system and of course, Scott Kelby’s Lightroom Book. Ye!!!
- June 2007 – Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to me!!! I got myself the Apple 23″ Cinema Display to complement my Powerbook. This is a MUST-HAVE if you want to view/edit photos or just movies & tv shows from your computer! I was also fortunate enough to go to visit Singapore and Siem Reap. This was another great photo opportunity as I was able to take a photo of Angkor Wat.
- July 2007 – Went to Chicago for work. I still have to post some photos during my trip here. Ugh, I hate it when I think of the backlog I have in editing/publishing my photos.
- August 2007 – Shopping and sight-seeing at Hong Kong! It’s good to be back there after a loooong time. I haven’t published all my photos yet :(, but here’s a photo of a shark from Ocean Park. I was also able to meet Parc Cruz and Borj Meneses – 2 great Photoshop guys when they did a seminar in Iloilo. I also got the chance to meet Ross Capili (amazing photographer and artist) who introduced me to fine-art printing of my photos.
- September 2007 – had some of my photos printed at Ross Capili’s studio. Gosh, they look great! There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing your actual photo on a frame. I also signed a copy of my Dinagyang photo and gave it to Freska restaurant to complete their “Ilonggo-feel”. If you happen to pass by Freska, don’t forget to order MANAGAT! It’s my favorite fish in the whole world! YUMMY!
- October 2007 – new toy: CANON 40D!!! Plus, another great news – I won 2nd place in Canon’s SMILE 7107 Contest in the Philippines! I was a happy kid when I learned the news. My prize – a Canon Selphy printer. I have some comments about the postcard paper for this printer, so just watch out for it! Hehehe! 🙂
- November 2007 – upgraded to Leopard, got Scott Kelby’s 7-Point System book (great great book!), and went on a trip to Palawan! There’s around 12GBs of photos that I have to sift through so just watch out for the stunning images! I also had my first-ever baby shoot which was used as a photo for my god-son’s baptism invite.
- December 2007 – I haven’t had the chance to go through my Palawan photos and in comes several Christmas parties! Highlights are the shots of the famous Side-A band, and being able to shoot the Atrium’s fireworks display in Iloilo! Thanks to John for giving me the special access to be able to shoot at a great location.
Well, I guess that summarizes my 2007. To all of you, thank you for visiting my site and reading my *boring* entries! 🙂
Happy New Year to you and your families! May the new year bring you prosperity, peace and fun! 🙂