DSLR Train Continues to Roll - Canon’s 50D/Nikon’s D90 Latest
Doesn’t seem like we go more than a few weeks without a new DSLR announcement as Canon’s New EOS 50D and Nikon’s D90 steal the headlines this week. Add to this news the recent announcement of a full frame chip with enhanced megapixel count from Sony, the incredibly compact E-420 from Olympus, the new Micro 4/3 news from the latter and Panasonic (promising even more compact DSLRs) and it’s easy to see why the DSLR category has everyone in this industry buzzing lately.
Back to the latest hardware - the Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor Fuels this latest entry offering 15.1 megapixel resolution, expanded ISO range and enhanced noise reduction. Placing this model in the “advanced amateur” category, the EOS 50D has added a new Creative Auto Mode (CA) “that gives users more creative flexibility to make image setting adjustments conveniently without the need to be a photo expert,” the company explains.
Canon tells us they have built upon the success of the popular EOS 40D model (which will remain in Canon’s line) with the EOS 50D Digital SLR camera. The Canon EOS 50D carries over the EOS 40D’s 14-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion process for smooth tones, and also includes enhanced noise reduction, especially at higher ISO ranges which, they explain, “will help bring those romantic nighttime shots into greater focus and clarity.” Capable of shooting 6.3 frames per second (fps), the EOS 50D Digital SLR camera is ideal for shooting everything from beautiful night landscapes to fast-action sports.