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. 🙂
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