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Canon EOS 50D

canon eos 50d

Canon has launched the Canon EOS 50D , an updated versions of the EOS 40D. The EOS 50D features a 15.1-megapixel CMOS APS-C size image sensor that uses newly designed gapless microlenses over each pixel to reduce noise and expand sensitivity up to ISO 12800. The EOS 50D also features a faster DIGIC 4 processor allowing 6.3 fps continuous shooting capability, 3.0 inch VGA Clear View LCD monitor (920,000 dots) with enhanced Live View that includes face detection and 3 AF modes. A HDMI connection for high Quality Image viewing is included.

The EOS 50D also has a new Creative Auto mode and a quick control screen that helps novice users narrow the gap between fully automatic and manual control. Frequently changed settings like flash, exposure compensation, image quality and more are all accessible through one easy screen interface designed for intuitive, quick action.

The Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR camera will be available in October and sold in a body-only configuration with an estimated selling price of $1,399

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D Features

  • 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 6.3fps continuous shooting, max. burst 90 JPEGs with UDMA card
  • DIGIC 4 processor
  • ISO 100-3200, expandable to 12800
  • 9-point wide area AF
  • 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA)
  • Enhanced Live View shooting includes Face Detection Live mode.
  • Magnesium alloy body, with environmental protection
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output for displaying full high-resolution images on a High Definition TV
  • Full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites


Nikon Coolpix P6000

The Nikon CoolPix P6000 is a 13.5 megapixel camera with a NIKKOR 4x zoom lens (35mm [135] film format equivalent: 28 – 112mm).

The Nikon P6000 also features a 2.7″ LCD monitor (230,000 pixels), ISO 64 – 1600 at full resolution (3200 and 6400 at three megapixels), NRW RAW format, and built-in global positioning system (GPS) receiver that records the exact location (latitude and longitude) where a picture was taken as ‘geotags’ in the image data. It also comes with the EXPEED image processing system, external flash option, and wired lan port.

Nikon Coolpix P6000 Features

  • 13.5 megapixel CCD (effective)
  • 4x wide-angle zoom lens (28 – 112 mm equiv.) with optical stabilization
  • 2.7″ LCD monitor (230,000 pixels)
  • ISO 64 – 1600 at full resolution (3200 and 6400 at three megapixels)
  • NRW RAW format (although “Windows Imaging Component” and “Windows only”)
  • Built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) records the exact location (latitude and longitude) where a picture was taken as ‘geotags’ in the image data (EXIF)
  • External flash and lens accessories
  • Wired LAN port
  • Face-priority AF
  • D-Lighting

Nikon P6000

Nikon P6000

Nikon Coolpix S710

The Nikon Coolpix S710 is a compact point and shoot digital camera featuring a 14.5 megapixel sensor, wideangle 3.6x zoom lens (35mm [135] film format equivalent: 28 – 101mm), and a 3-inch high-resolution LCD monitor.

The S710 also features optical image stablization, in camera red eye fix, manual exposure controls, and high ISO (up to 12800). It is available in Urban Black, Titanium Silver, Deep Red colors.

Nikon Coolpix S710 Features

  • 14.5 megapixel
  • NIKKOR wideangle 3.6x zoom lens
  • 4x anti-blur
  • 3-inch high-resolution LCD monitor
  • Exposure modes (P/S/A/M)
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Smile detection
  • In-camera Red-eye Fix
  • D-lighting
  • Durable stainless steel body

Nikon Coolpix S710

Nikon S710

Nikon Coolpix S610 / S610c

The Nikon Coolpix S610 and S610c are 10 megapixel point and shoot digital cameras with the worlds fastest start up time for cameras of this calss. They feature a 3 inch high resolution LCD monitor, a wide angle 4x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilisation and smile and blink detection. The S610c also ads wifi support. They are available in Smoke Grey, Deep Red and Midnight Black.

Nikon CooolPix S610 / S610c Features

  • 10.0 Megapixels
  • 4x Wide-Angle Zoom
  • Huge, Bright 3.0-inch Wide-Angle of View High Resolution LCD
  • New EXPEED image processing
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Smile Shutter and Blink Warning
  • 16 Scene Modes
  • High Quality TV Movies with Sound

Nikon S610

Nikon Coolpix S610

Nikon Coolpix S560

The Nikon Coolpix S560 is a sleek 10 megapixel camera that packs a wealth of advanced functions into the most compact body in the world for its class. The S560 features a 5x optical zoom with optical vibration reduction, 2.7″ screen, ISO3200 (at 3mp), as well as face, smile and blink detection.

Nikon Coolpix S560 Features

  • 10.0 megapixel
  • NIKKOR 5x zoom lens
  • 3x anti-blur
  • 2.7-inch LCD monitor
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Smile and Blink detection
  • In-camera Red-eye Fix
  • Durable aluminum body

Nikon Coolpix S560

Nikon S560

Nikon Coolpix S60

The Nikon Coolpix S60 is an ultra compact point and shoot camera featuring a huge 3.5″ touchscreen, 10 megapixel sensor with anti-shake, a 5x optical zoom lens, smile shutter, and HDMI connectivity. The S60 will be available in a choice of Purplish Black, Pearl White, Bordeaux Red, Red, Pale Pink, or Rich Gold.

Nikon Coolpix S60 Features

  • 10.0 Megapixels
  • 5x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens
  • New EXPEED Image Processing
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • New, Amazing, Bright 3.5-inch High Resolution TOUCH PANEL LCD offers 160º Wide-Angle of Views
  • Customizable Touch Panel Display
  • 17 Scene Modes
  • High Quality TV Movies with Sound
  • ISO 3200
  • 20 MB of internal memory
  • Smile and Blink detection
  • In-camera Red-eye Fix
  • D-lighting
  • Durable aluminum body

Nikon Coolpix S60

Nikon S60

Nikon S60 Colors

Canon EOS 40D Review at The Digital Picture

The Digital Picture has reviewed the Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR a 10.1 megapixel (CMOS sensor) DSLR with 6.5 frames per second shooting, a new Autofocus system with 9 cross type sensors, 3.0 inch LCD with Live View, DIGIC III image processor, EOS integrated cleaning system, Spot Metering, and a larger, brighter view finder and quieter mechanism than it’s predecessor.

They write – “The 40D is a camera that will appeal to a vast range of photographers from advanced amateurs to working photojournalists and wedding photographers. All will appreciate its exceptional image quality, ease of operation, speed, modest weight and size, compatibility with the vast Canon system and very reasonable price.” [Canon 40D White Paper] I agree. The 30D already sees a lot of professional use – The 40D offers enough improvements over the 30D to make an upgrade justifiable. Watch for them at the next wedding or other event you attend. And no less important will be the huge number of family memories preserved with the 40D. With its all-around good performance combined with the densest Canon DSLR sensor available, the 40D will have a large number of wildlife (especially bird) photographers as its owners. I’ll personally be making the 40D part of my kit (replacing my 30D).”

Canon EOS 40D
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