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Canon EOS 50D ISO100-ISO12800 100% Cropped Comparison

December 13, 2008


Canon EOS 50D ISO100-ISO12800 100% Cropped Comparison

Designed to offer extraordinary quality and image control for the advanced photographer with a passion for the art, the Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR camera includes an expanded ISO range, improved noise reduction, and in-camera photo editing features. Canon has loaded the EOS 50D camera with a number of enhancements and some trickle-down technology from Canon’s professional Digital SLR cameras, as well as 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.

ISO samples below ranges from ISO100 to ISO6400 accompanied with 100% cropped sample. Autofocus was set to centre point and noise reduction is set to standard mode. Lens used was EF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS. All shots were taken using Program mode with auto white balance at focal length of 200mm.

1/125 second f/8 200mm ISO 12800 EF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS


Canon to Solve 5D Mark II Black Dot Issue

A number of internet discussion board and portal are talking about the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Black Dot issue. The issue mostly occurs during nighttime landscape photograph. Some new users of the first Canon HD movie recording capable DSLR reported that the issue occurs in higher ISO level. However, there are discussion about the black dot issue when using low ISO setting such as ISO100.


Canon to Solve 5D Mark II Black Dot Issue


Canon EOS 5D Mark II Interview with Chuck Westfall

Chuck Westfall, Director/Media & Customer Relationship,
Camera Marketing Group of Canon USA talks about the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II in
an interview with Scott Sheppard of Inside Digital Photo.

Chuck describes the usage of full High Definition (HD)
feature, elaborating how useful this is for reporters. With a variety of super
wide angle and super telephoto lens selection, this means that user is able to
select the right lens for the right occasion.

In the interview, Chuck talks about the viewfinder,
autofocus, new full frame sensor, shootingin burst mode and many more.

Head on to listen to Chuck Westfall on Canon – EOS 5D Mark II by InsideDigitalPhoto.
Thanks to Scott Sheppard.

Photokina 2008: Canon Announces 21 Megapixel EOS 5D Mark II with HD 1080p Recording

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 17, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera, the long-awaited successor to Canon’s highly popular EOS 5D, introduced in 2005. Building upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D camera so successful, Canon has coupled the creative power of a full-frame CMOS sensor in a relatively compact and affordable camera body, together with groundbreaking HD video capture that opens the door to a much wider range of imaging possibilities for photographers. Along with the ability to capture full HD video clips at 1920 x 1080 resolution, Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera features a 21.1-megapixel full frame 24 x 36mm CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 imaging processor and significantly lower noise, with an expanded sensitivity range from ISO 50 to ISO 25,600.

Canon 5D Replacement Teaser

Canon 5D Replacement Confirmed in September

The  anticipated Canon 5D replacement is soon a dream come true for those who are looking forward to it. Canon is going to launch their long rumored Canon 5D replacement which some called it a 5D Mark II while others name it as the 7D. Canon 5D lifecycle is long due in comparison with its other EOS models.

Canon has confirmed and updated several of their websites with a teaser indicating See the Future of Photography and Destined Evolution. Image Nature magazine is introducing new Canon 7D in their upcoming edition, making us to believe that the new 5D Full Frame replacement should be called the Canon EOS 7D.

The megapixel war has suddenly ignited once again with camera manufacturers marketing their digital SLR with high megapixel count such as the Sony a900 with 24 Megapixel sensor.  The 7D should be a direct competitor with Nikon D700 and Sony Alpha a900 as it is at similar price range.


Canon 5D Replacement Teaser
Canon EOS 5D Replacement Teaser "See the Future of Photography"


The 7D is rumored to have similar image processor with Canon EOS 50D which is the DIGIC IV. The DIGIC IV is said to have enhanced noise management having better image noise control than DIGIC III.  The 3.2 inch LCD is larger in comparison 3 inch by other manufacturers.


Canon 5D Replacement Teaser
Upcoming front cover of Image NatureMagazine


The boost for the 5D replacement is its ability to record High Definition (HD) videos. Nikon announced D90 and with HD video record feature stunned the world as no one expect digital single lens reflex has the ability to do so, now it is Canon’s turn to built this feature into their digital SLR. Canon have it in their professional line and Nikon currently have it in their amateur line.

Canon has yet to release any specification about the EOS 5D replacement, however some rumored details are as follow:

  • 21.1 Megapixel  FF
  • DIGIC IV Image Processor
  • ISO 100-6400 L:50 & H:12800
  • 5 Frame Per Second (FPS)
  • 3.2" High Resolution Screen (LCD)
  • 19 point AF
  • HDMI Out
  • Live view
  • HD Movie Mode
  • 100% Viewfinder Coverage
  • Full weather sealing
  • EF Lenses only

Detailed specification and Canon 5D replacement sample photos will be published once received, stay tuned


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