Thursday, January 24, 2008

Canon 450D / XSi / EOS Kiss Digital x2 full size image samples


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Tv: 1/800
Av: F5.6
Lens: EF85mm F1.2L II USM
White balance: automatic
Picture style: portrait

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Tv: 1/2000
Av: F5.6
Lens: EF400mm F2.8L IS USM
White balance: automatic
Picture style: standard

Canon 450D / XSi / EOS Kiss Digital x2 body pictures


Canon 450D / XSi / EOS Kiss Digital x2 announced

These are the specs:


• 12.2 MP CMOS sensor
• 3.5fps
• 9-point wide-area AF
• EOS Integrated Cleaning System
• 3.0” LCD with Live View mode
• DIGIC III processor
• Large, bright viewfinder
• Total image control
• Compact and lightweight
• Compatible with EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites
• List price (US) :
- Body only: $799
- Kit: $899 (with 18-55 mm IS lens)
• List price (EU)
- Body only: €749
- Kit: €849 (with 18-55 mm IS lens)

12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
The 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor gives you plenty of detail for poster-size prints and extra flexibility when cropping. Sensitive in low light and virtually noise-free, Canon’s CMOS sensors are also remarkably power-efficient.

3.5 fps shooting
The EOS 450D captures up to 3.5 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 53 large JPEG images (6 in RAW).

9-point wide-area AF
The 9 AF points are spread out across the frame to better accommodate off-centre subjects. The central AF point is a high sensitivity cross type sensor for quick, accurate focusing with f/2.8 and faster lenses.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Canon’s built-in dust prevention system uses three methods to keep images blemish-free. (1) Specialised materials reduce dust generation within the camera. (2) A Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit shakes dust from the sensor each time the camera is turned on or off. (3) Stubborn dust spots are mapped for easy removal in Digital Photo Professional.

3.0” LCD with Live View mode
The bright 3.0” LCD provides sharp definition for checking focus and composition, with 10x magnification for finer details. When shooting from awkward positions, Live View mode gives you the option of framing the image from the LCD, and a choice of focussing modes.

DIGIC III processor
Renowned for its white balance accuracy, DIGIC III renders colours with brilliant, true-to-life precision. Captured images are processed in 14-bit colour depth for finer tonal gradations. DIGIC III works efficiently to minimise power consumption while maintaining ultra-fast response times.

Large, bright viewfinder
A large viewfinder gives a bright and clear view for easy composition of the scene.

Total image control
Gain easy control over image processing parameters with Picture Style presets. Contrast, sharpness and saturation can be customized in-camera or through the supplied Picture Style Editor software. After the shoot, Canon’s RAW processing software Digital Photo Professional provides everything you need to manage and process your RAW images.

Compact and lightweight
Ergonomically designed for natural and intuitive handling, the EOS 450 is housed in a compact body that weighs in at just 475 grams.

EF lenses and accessories
The EOS 450D is compatible with over 60 EF/EF-S lenses and all EX Series Speedlite flash units.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Canon 450D Specifications (Rumors)

According to the rumors, we might expect from this camera:

- 10 megapixel CMOS sensor manufactured by Canon.

- Five frames per second.

- Larger 3-inch LCD.

- LiveView.

- Video capture capability (i doubt about this one, but who knows?).

- DIGIC III image processor to match the 40D’s 14 bit DIGIC III.

- ISO 3200.

- A kit with the new EF-S 18-55mm IS lens.

- The same battery grip as 400D (BG-E3)

Canon 450D / Digital Rebel XTi-2 Release Date

According to the rumors, Canon 450D / Digital Rebel XTi-2 will be announced on 24 January 2008 for the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) convention.