I call it hot releases! I can’t help myself from drooling over these new Canon products:
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
There are only two lines of products in the Canon EOS series that have a full frame sensor. That is the Canon EOS 5D and the 1Ds series. Now, Canon is introducing the latest in the 1Ds series, the Mark III, bragging a 21 megapixel image resolution. This 1Ds Mark III, though, is not as fast (5fps) as its counterpart in the 1.3x crop body, 1D Mark III (10fps). Nevertheless, this is a full frame body we’re talking about.
Read all the new features here.
Canon EOS 40D
The EOS 40D is an upgrade from what I own, the EOS 30D. How much upgrades were? As far as I’m concerned:
- 10.1 megapixels over 8.2 megapixels
- 6.5 frames per second (fps) over 5fps
- 3″ LCD preview screen
- EOS integrated cleaning system, that which already exists in the 400D to remove dust particles from the sensor
- LCD with live view mode, that which is like a compact digital camera that you may frame the image by looking at the LCD screen, not the viewfinder only
I said “as far as I’m concerned” because these are the new features I would have opted should I have the choice between the two (30D and 40D). There are more new features or upgrades from the previous system, which I find not that important to me. You can see all those features here.
The Live View Mode, although will more likely drain your battery faster, would be very helpful while shooting from awkward angles such as ground level macro or mounted tripod shots.
Canon also introduced lenses. I find these lenses not interesting, though, and I don’t intend to acquire one. Yet, for the sake of info, here they are:
- EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
- EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS – an upgrade from the former packaged kit lens. I guess the IS at the longest 55mm would not be that effective
- EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS – this will be the longest focal range in the EF-S series
Unfortunately, DSLR’s are not like mobile phones. You may be capable of getting the latest in the Nokia series at anytime, but I don’t think so for DSLR’s. They are not that cheap. So, this post is actually just for the sake of info (again! LOL).