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Canon 50D

KatieR 14 6.2k 6
22 Aug 2008 10:49AM
I'm a bit bored, so I thought I'd start a 50D thread.

Apparently the specs have appeared on Canon's Chinese website. I'll find the link in a minute.

So there you go.

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KatieR 14 6.2k 6
22 Aug 2008 11:00AM
. link

Bob's posted some info on it.

Apparently it appeared, then disappeared from the Chinese site.

Oh well, maybe it won't come to anything
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 11:00AM
Lets fo for it

Video Liveview mode

Auto ISO will still be badly implimented and for some reason only known in Japan the direct print button will still exist on the camera Smile Actualy I expect this camera is not the 40D replacement.

I would expect a 5D replacement but it will no longer be a single digit camera and it will not be anounced till after Sony do their bit.
full frame
1D MKII like AF
improved LCD
Not fully sealed body

A silly list price of about 2,000 but suddenly in the shops it will sell for 1,500

what do I know nothing it is all made up Smile

Based on the past the news of the 40D replacement will exist for about a year before it is launched.
KatieR 14 6.2k 6
22 Aug 2008 11:02AM
Sorry John, I've found a link now.

Have a look.

It's certainly not been expected to come now, nor instead of a 5D replacement, which makes me wonder.
KatieR 14 6.2k 6
22 Aug 2008 11:05AM
Very briefly:

15 mp
Digic IV
6.3 fps
35 zone metering
9 AF zones
920,000 pixel vga monitor
Live View
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 11:07AM
The thing is for a crop sensor do we want 15mp, the limits of diffraction etc will come closer, and personaly I find myself wanting lower noise, or even better, greater dynamic range from the sensor.

So for that I would want the crop sensor to stop at about 10 to 12mp and instead push what can be done about dynamic range etc. But that is only me Smile

For full frame there is an attraction of pushing towards 20mp. or so. Micro focus adjust could be very good, only 9AF points, ooh tricky.

As I said I know nothing its just what I would do if I were in charge of Canon/nikon/Sony etc.

Interesting times ahead. If there is no 5D replacement the suicide rate at a certain site will be terrible :-0
KatieR 14 6.2k 6
22 Aug 2008 11:10AM
Maybe they pulled it because it should have read "5d"

It's an easy slip, although that "0" isn't very nearby on my keyboard it might be in China Wink
Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
22 Aug 2008 11:10AM
There was something mentioned in the ePz "news" .

Rumour has it that Canon are due to release a camera specifically aimed at the glamour photographer - the Canon 36DD.
KatieR 14 6.2k 6
22 Aug 2008 11:14AM
ho ho!

here's an alleged screen shot from the chinese site if you fancy a bit more reading...


Now, back to the Modern Pentathlon...
SandyMiller 12 932 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 11:22AM
Yeah - the Olympics are gripping aren't they. Anyway I've just bought another film camera.... so there!

The French have had 2 appalling umpiring decisions this morning and I think I felt a real twang of sympathy for them (shakes head in disbelief)
KatieR 14 6.2k 6
22 Aug 2008 11:23AM
Yeah but they got Gold and Silver in the women's BMX this morning...
KatieR 14 6.2k 6
22 Aug 2008 11:23AM
And anyway, I thought you were broker than broke!!
SandyMiller 12 932 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2008 11:30AM
Well of course it's the bank who's paying, not me. Mamiya 645 Pro TL with 2 N lenses care of the Credit Agricole de Savoie. LOL

Is BMX really a sport to get excited about though?
KatieR 14 6.2k 6
22 Aug 2008 11:33AM
Have you not seen it?

It's brutal.

It's like the start of a Formula 1 race. Thrills and spills.
KatieR 14 6.2k 6
22 Aug 2008 11:33AM
Oh stop distracting me from my goal...

50D 50D 50D 50D 50D

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