Canon 50D Announced

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  1. http://www.dpreview.com/news/0808/08082605canoneos50d.asp

     
  2. sabbath999

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    Interesting.

    It doesn't compare very well against the D700 in many important ways (significantly lower max ISO likely due to the higher megapixels, a much more limited AF system -- 9 points vs 51), hopefully it will be considerably cheaper than the Nikon...
     
  3. Wouldn't Canon's competitor to the D700 be their 5D follow-up?

    I'm impressed that they included things like the weather-sealing, the customized menu, and the spot removal via location registration. Also, as expected, has the dirt shake-off for cleaner sensors (which doesn't work) and LiveView, which rocks when shooting landscapes and architecture.

    I don't like cropped sensors, but it looks like a good feature set.
     
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    Ohhh, I wanted the 40D now I want the 50D :)...Awesome new processor, Digic IV instead of III... I wanna know the price of the 50D!! Or even the price of the 40D now!!!
     
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    Thats pretty surpising they would release this considering how new the 40d is.
     
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    Ya, the 5D is pretty old, still a good camera, but old, well the 5D should be next, all others have been updated except the 5D...go figure
     
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    What is Nikon's competing model actually? The D300?
     
  8. More Info on DP Review. Click Here.

    What's impressive is that the new kit lens has IS.
     
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    No kidding.

    Looking at the specs, it seems to be basically a D300 that's not sealed, neutered AF, 3 more MP, and can shoot at ISO 12,000 (I bet it looks flat-out horrible with a 15MP APS-C sensor, 25000 at 12MP on a 35mm sensor looks bad).

    hmm....


    The 5DmkII would have been a better move considering how amazing the D700 is.
     
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    I still can't work out why canon cameras have that instant printing feature - a waste of a good button (mirror lock up!)
    I don't know if I like this camera yet - Nikon appears to still be offering more though the MP boost in this is interesting, will be more interesting to see how it performs with regard to noise.
     
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    and I die a little bit more inside
     

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