Archives for January 8, 2009

Canon GX [CR1]

The “G”MOS
 The flagship “G” series from Canon using a CMOS sensor. This is [CR1.5] and a rumors site.

Specs:
mp: 10.1 CMOS Sensor (Larger, no exact measurement)
Lens: 3.5x Zoom (28-100) L Badged
ISO: 50-6400
Proc: DIGIC IV
LCD: 3″ VGA LCD
FPS: 2.5
Feature: 720p HD Movie Mode
Price: $799 USD

How can they charge more for a P&S than an SLR? Because the person that wants this camera will pay for it!

Canon EOS Rebel 500D [CR4]

Final Specs?
The Rebel, these are the specs as I know them. A couple of updates from previous posts, some of it is the same.

Specs
mp:
15.1
ISO:
100-3200
Proc:
DIGIC IV
LCD:
3″ VGA LCD
crop:
1.6
FPS:
3.5
AF:
9 Point AF
AF: Face Detection
Battery: LP-E5
Feature: LiveView
Feature: Movie Mode w/contrast detect AF
Announcement: January 24, 2009 (?)

Possible Feature? [CR3]
I am being told you may see the jog wheel finally added to the Rebel line. $200 Canon cameras have it, why shouldn’t the Rebel?

The XSi may not be discontinued.

5D Mark II Firmware 1.0.7

Firmware Changes
Firmware Update Version 1.0.7 improves and mitigates the following two types of image quality phenomena that occur under certain shooting conditions.

1. “Black dot” phenomenon (the right side of point light sources become black)
2. Vertical banding noise

Firmware Version 1.0.7 is for EOS 5D Mark II cameras with firmware up to version 1.0.6. If the camera’s firmware is already version 1.0.7, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Notes:
When updating to Firmware Version 1.0.7, please also update the Digital Photo Professional and Picture Style Editor software. Firmware Version 1.0.7 can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Updates for Digital Photo Professional and Picture Style Editor can be downloaded from the following Web site.

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html