The way CANON names its DSLRs...

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    Since I am more and more involved with photography these days and I only use Canon gear, I wanted to become familiar with how Canon names its DSLR models. After spending some time online, the article below was pretty much what I came up with.

    The Online Photographer: How Canon Chooses Camera Names

    Is it really true that Canon does't follow a specific pattern to name its cameras?
    When I look at the Rebel series, I cannot explain that 1000D for example!..
     
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    The less numbers the better, in general.

    professional cameras are xd eg 1d and 5d

    prosumer cameras are xxd eg 50d

    consumer level are xxxd eg 500d (this differs in north america with the rebel names, which I'm not familiar with)

    entry level are xxxxd eg 1000d

    The higher the numbers in the series for the xxd and xxxd indicates newer camera, eg 40d is newer than 30d and 20d, and 500d is newer than 450d and 400d.

    The main thing that I'm confused about is the 7d, I was under the impression that this was effectively a '60d' but with a funny name, though I coudl be wrong about that.
     
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    Finally! I'm not the only one!!
     
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    I believe 60D is coming.
     
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    D30, D60, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 1D, 1Ds, 5D, 7D .. Ok.. I think we've been in the digital age long enough.. time to drop the "D" we all know its digital. Hello Canon?

    The Rebels seem more confusing.... I want a Rebel Xxx. Common.. !

    Oh darn, Nikon uses it too... D40? Is that the Canon 40D backwards cousin?

    At least Pentax figured it out and dropped the "D" from their names... little Pentax! I guess Leica didn't need to spell it out for their customers. They went from M7 (film) right into M8 (digital). Ooooo Noo... there's no "D" is this my film camera or my digital?
     
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    7D is kind of in its own class. Like a pro crop body.
     
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    I always thought the professional crop body was the 1d?

    Or did you mean "prosumer"? Funny marketing people.
     
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    the 1Ds is crop?
     
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    It makes sense to me until you get to 7D. Because just looking at that list, a person would think that the 7D is an upgrade from the 5D :confused:
     
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    no... the lower the number the better.

    1D > 5D > 7D
     
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    I mean the 1.3x crop 1d... corrected my typo.
     
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    ah.

    but is a 50d > 40d ??
     

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