Luminous Landscape’s first impression review of the Canon 5D digital camera: “The easiest way to visualize a 5D is to imagine a Canon 20D that has a somewhat thicker body and larger prism. Because this is a full-frame camera the mirror box needs to be larger than that in a 1.6X factor body, as does the prism, and so the body is somewhat fatter and slightly taller. Indeed, if you mount the accessory battery grip the 5D and the 1Ds MKII is quite similar in size, if not in weight. Note though that while the 5D is based on the paradigm of the 20D, it is a completely new body size.”
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Canon EOS 5D News Release
Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, announces the 12.8 Megapixel EOS 5D, creating a new D-SLR category combining a full frame CMOS sensor with a lightweight, compact magnesium alloy body. Weighing just 810 grams, it features a second generation 35.8 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor, 3 frame per second, 60 Large JPEG frame burst and 0.2 second start up time operation.
Equivalent in size to a frame of 35mm film, the cameraâ€™s 35.8 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor gives photographers a full angle of view without magnification or cropping effect. It provides tighter control over depth of field and improves image quality by capturing more light with its large pixels.
â€œThe discreet full frame EOS 5D is the camera many photojournalists and agencies have been asking us for,â€ said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. â€œIt will be an indispensable piece of equipment for a wide range of professionals â€“ from contemporary wedding to reportage photographers.â€
Marking five years since Canonâ€™s first CMOS image sensor appeared in the EOS D30, the release represents Canonâ€™s fifth new CMOS sensor to be released since April 2004. â€œCMOS sensors are a critical technology advantage driving Canonâ€™s rapid digital SLR development,â€ remarked Jensen.
Canon EOS 5D Key features
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Canon Powershot A620
Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, announced its latest high performance compact digital still cameras, the PowerShot A620 and PowerShot A610. With 7.1 and 5.0 Megapixels, respectively, the cameras incorporate a host of high-end features normally reserved for G-series PowerShots. DIGIC II processors drive a fast, responsive performance, and â€“ in combination with the camerasâ€™ 4x optical zoom lenses â€“ deliver superior image quality. A wide range of manual, automatic and special scene modes offer flexibility, creative control, and simplicity when required.
The A620 and A610 digital cameras are both equipped with a Print/Share button, PictBridge printing as well as ID Photo Print and Movie Print . USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connections provide for high-speed transfer of image data.
The cameras also feature a 2.0â€œ vari-angle LCD, My Colors, and a macro mode that allows photographers to get as close as 1 cm. VGA movies at 30 fps can be created with both models. A complete range of optional accessories, including wide and tele-converters and waterproof case, extends shooting flexibility. A comprehensive software suite is provided as standard.
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DP Review features a review of the 5.0 megapixel Canon PowerShot SD400 Digital Camera and writes:
In an ideal world buying an ultra compact camera would not involve any compromise at all. But this ain’t a perfect world, and if you want a camera you really can carry with you anytime, anywhere then you have to accept there will be some trade-off in terms of absolute image quality. The Canon PowerShot SD400digital camera is a fast, easy to use, well-specified camera that can genuinely claim to be pocket-sized, and it produces images that – whilst by no means perfect – are sharp, clean and colorful, and it does so with the minimum fuss. It’s so small, and is so enjoyable to handle and use that you cannot help but take it with you wherever you go, something you might hesitate to do with a larger camera. It’s also nice to be able to report that there is a noticeable (albeit small) image quality advantage to be had by buying the SD400 over the less expensive 4MP SD300.
And the final word of this Canon PowerShot SD400 review:
“If it hadn’t been for the lack of shutter speed information and the minor problems with edge sharpness and fringing, this would have been a Highly Recommended for Canon PowerShot SD400, as it is I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting a small, fast, capable camera, and near the top of the 5MP ultra-compact tree. “
Lets Go Digital has a Canon PowerShot A520 review and states:
The Canon Powershot A520 is absolutely a recommendable digital camera. It offers value for its money, has a few minor points that need improving, but in general it delivers an excellent result. The compact size offers many possibilities, turning itself into a versatile camera, and actually exceeding its own class. The possibilities that the A520 offers ensure keeping the camera in sight and in use. The Canon A520 is a worthy successor to the old Canon A-series digital cameras!