Friday, February 18, 2005

New Canon Digital Rebel: light sensitivity yes!

Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT: Digital Photography Review

This camera is just out.
The EOS 350D Digital features a newly developed, second generation, extremely low noise APS-C size 8.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor – the fourth new CMOS sensor from Canon in just twelve months. It is powered by the same DIGIC II image processor found in Canon’s professional series D-SLR cameras, and features 3 frame per second, 14 frame burst operation, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface, simultaneous RAW and Large JPEG writing and 0.2 second start up time. The camera is more than 10% lighter and 25% smaller by volume than the EOS 300D.
Here's the key feature
The low noise of the second generation CMOS sensor delivers clean images from ISO 100 through to ISO 1600.
ISO 1600. That means indoor pictures without flash given a reasonable lens.

No vibration damping though. I'm told another vendor (Konica/Minolta?) has a patent lock on sensor based anti-vibration support. Nikon and Canon do vibration damping in the lens, which means prohibitively expensive lenses.

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