Thursday, 18 December 2008

Canon 5D MkII, 5D, 50D – technical data / specification

Cannon has updated their online white paper documents and included the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 50D.

The white papers are not manuals but offer
  • A detailed description of the camera’s features
  • Explanation of system enhancements and new technologies
  • Comprehensive overview of software and accessories

It’s a great read and highly recommended for all technical minded photographers.

Here is the link:

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Nikon announced new high-end DSLR: Nikon D3X

Canon started shipping the 5D MkII. However, Nikon has something new as well.

On Dec 1st 2008 Nikon announced its new top-of-the-range D-SLR, the D3X.

  • Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor: 24.5 megapixels, 35.9 x 24.0
  • Wide sensitivity range. The D3X offers ISO 100 to ISO 1600. The sensitivity range can be increased by two stops (up to ISO 6400 equivalent) and decreased by one stop (down to ISO 50 equivalent
  • New EXPEED-based image processing
  • Continuous shooting speed of approx. 5 frames per second in FX format (36 x 24) and 7 frames per second in DX format (24 x 16)
  • AF system employing high-density 51-point AF
  • Superior durability: Magnesium alloy is used for the exterior cover, chassis and mirror box to ensure light weight and rugged reliability
  • High-resolution 3-inch LCD monitor with approx. 920k­-dots (VGA),
  • Two Live View modes available

Expected Price
  • $7999
  • €7728
  • £5499