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monsoon

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http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-7891-8214

* A new 2.5-inch, 230,000 pixel rear LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
* Canon's more flexible Picture Style menu, which replaces the Parameters menu of the 20D
* Sharpening of in-camera JPEGs can be turned off, which is a first for a Canon entry-level or midrange digital SLR
* ISO 100-1600 is now selectable in 1/3 stop increments
* ISO can be set without taking one's eye away from the viewfinder
* Increased burst depth: 11 frames for RAW CR2 shooting, 30 for Large Fine JPEG and 9 for RAW+JPEG
* A more-durable shutter that's rated for 100,000 cycles
* A slightly-shortened mirror blackout time of 110ms; Canon's specification for shutter lag remains the same as the 20D at 65ms
* Viewfinder information now includes a dedicated Flash Exposure Lock (FEL) indicator
* Switchable High-Speed Continuous (5 fps) and Low-Speed Continuous (3 fps) frame rate settings are now included
* An Auto setting in the Long Exposure Noise Reduction Custom Function
* The ability, like several more-pricey Canon digital SLRs, to simultaneously apply long exposure noise processing to one picture while capturing another
* The addition of a 3.5% spot metering mode
* 0.15 second camera startup time
* A more-precise 4-increment battery charge indicator
* Reduced energy compensation, for a promised improvement of 10% more frames per charge
* No more new folders created every 100 photos; in the 30D, a folder can hold 9999 photos
* A new automatic rotation option that enables verticals to not be rotated on the rear display but appear rotated in compatible browser software on the computer
* The ability to zoom in on a photo in Quick Review mode
* During playback, the image+shooting data screen will display either an RGB or Brightness histogram, file size and will optionally display AF markings
* Improved Jump function
* Refined multicontroller operation
* More-detailed error code information, which now appears on the rear LCD monitor (in addition to the top LCD panel); the camera settings information screen will also display Images Failed to Transfer when the WFT-E1/E1A is in use and a transmit error occurs
* More ways to wake the camera up from an Auto Power Off snooze
* Direct image transfer from the camera to a computer using the PTP protocol
* A revamped software package that includes Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 2.1, EOS Utility 1.0 (a new image transfer, camera settings and camera control application), Image Browser 5.6 (Mac) and ZoomBrowser EX 5.6 (Windows); DPP adds user-settable noise reduction and support for RAW files from the Canon EOS D2000 and D6000
* New and potentially useful direct printing capabilities (plus a dedicated direct print/image transfer button)
 

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Good time to buy a 20D now.
 

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On paper, the 30D is like a mildly improved version of the 20D but we can never be sure till the full test reviews are done. Must see what the price is like... :)
 

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and so...the 85 1.2L is real!

i am expecting even better noise control at high ISO and even better AWB...let's wait for sample picture....
 

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What I like best in the improvement has to be the 3.5% spot metering that I really missed with my 20D.:thumbsup:
 

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i think the best improvement is the price...although it is not a revolutionary design, but at least they can keep the cost low to compete with others.

to the consumer, isn't price war better than megapixel race?
 

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Oh no! Whats canon thinking? These looks like mostly minor ergonomics improvements. The new LCD and iso fine adjustments are quite useful but what I really expect is a upgrade in the resolution and performance. I suspect the reason for that is to not compete with their higher end 5D and 1dmk2 models. But this surely will put them at a disadvantage with the D200 in the same class having more resolution. They may have improved the IQ or image processing though. Its hard to tell at this time.
 

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Wai said:
if u think it is not good enough for you...may be you should consider the 1 series
1 series should wait till Sep. I think they should be announcing more new lens later... cuz the next '1' cam might be 22Mp. so they need to line up lenses to support such resolution. the current 16Mp already pushing the lens.
 

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monsoon said:
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-7891-8214

* A new 2.5-inch, 230,000 pixel rear LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
* Canon's more flexible Picture Style menu, which replaces the Parameters menu of the 20D
* Sharpening of in-camera JPEGs can be turned off, which is a first for a Canon entry-level or midrange digital SLR
* ISO 100-1600 is now selectable in 1/3 stop increments
* ISO can be set without taking one's eye away from the viewfinder
* Increased burst depth: 11 frames for RAW CR2 shooting, 30 for Large Fine JPEG and 9 for RAW+JPEG
* A more-durable shutter that's rated for 100,000 cycles
* A slightly-shortened mirror blackout time of 110ms; Canon's specification for shutter lag remains the same as the 20D at 65ms
* Viewfinder information now includes a dedicated Flash Exposure Lock (FEL) indicator
* Switchable High-Speed Continuous (5 fps) and Low-Speed Continuous (3 fps) frame rate settings are now included
* An Auto setting in the Long Exposure Noise Reduction Custom Function
* The ability, like several more-pricey Canon digital SLRs, to simultaneously apply long exposure noise processing to one picture while capturing another
* The addition of a 3.5% spot metering mode
* 0.15 second camera startup time
* A more-precise 4-increment battery charge indicator
* Reduced energy compensation, for a promised improvement of 10% more frames per charge
* No more new folders created every 100 photos; in the 30D, a folder can hold 9999 photos
* A new automatic rotation option that enables verticals to not be rotated on the rear display but appear rotated in compatible browser software on the computer
* The ability to zoom in on a photo in Quick Review mode
* During playback, the image+shooting data screen will display either an RGB or Brightness histogram, file size and will optionally display AF markings
* Improved Jump function
* Refined multicontroller operation
* More-detailed error code information, which now appears on the rear LCD monitor (in addition to the top LCD panel); the camera settings information screen will also display Images Failed to Transfer when the WFT-E1/E1A is in use and a transmit error occurs
* More ways to wake the camera up from an Auto Power Off snooze
* Direct image transfer from the camera to a computer using the PTP protocol
* A revamped software package that includes Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 2.1, EOS Utility 1.0 (a new image transfer, camera settings and camera control application), Image Browser 5.6 (Mac) and ZoomBrowser EX 5.6 (Windows); DPP adds user-settable noise reduction and support for RAW files from the Canon EOS D2000 and D6000
* New and potentially useful direct printing capabilities (plus a dedicated direct print/image transfer button)
Hmm... Still 1.6 crop factor? No 1.3x? :(
 

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jsbn said:
Hmm... Still 1.6 crop factor? No 1.3x? :(
1D, 1D MKII, 1DMKIIN are 1.3x wat

if u want 1.3x, can still pick up the old Canon 1D cheap, still a great cam if you dont mind the battery life.

for me, i will pick up the old 1D rather than 20D anytime ;p

(alrite...probably not when i am going for a long holiday or need that few extra MP for cropping)
 

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The best part is that there is Spot metering:) and its cheaper than the 20D (according to Dpreview)
Yeah! Finally there's a spot metering :lovegrin:
 

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Inimatad said:
and its cheaper than the 20D (according to Dpreview)
It won't be for long
;)
Time to pick up second digital body.:bsmilie:

I love the release of new equipment.
 

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monsoon said:
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-7891-8214

* A new 2.5-inch, 230,000 pixel rear LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
* Canon's more flexible Picture Style menu, which replaces the Parameters menu of the 20D
* Sharpening of in-camera JPEGs can be turned off, which is a first for a Canon entry-level or midrange digital SLR
* ISO 100-1600 is now selectable in 1/3 stop increments
* ISO can be set without taking one's eye away from the viewfinder
* Increased burst depth: 11 frames for RAW CR2 shooting, 30 for Large Fine JPEG and 9 for RAW+JPEG
* A more-durable shutter that's rated for 100,000 cycles
* A slightly-shortened mirror blackout time of 110ms; Canon's specification for shutter lag remains the same as the 20D at 65ms
* Viewfinder information now includes a dedicated Flash Exposure Lock (FEL) indicator
* Switchable High-Speed Continuous (5 fps) and Low-Speed Continuous (3 fps) frame rate settings are now included
* An Auto setting in the Long Exposure Noise Reduction Custom Function
* The ability, like several more-pricey Canon digital SLRs, to simultaneously apply long exposure noise processing to one picture while capturing another
* The addition of a 3.5% spot metering mode
* 0.15 second camera startup time
* A more-precise 4-increment battery charge indicator
* Reduced energy compensation, for a promised improvement of 10% more frames per charge
* No more new folders created every 100 photos; in the 30D, a folder can hold 9999 photos
* A new automatic rotation option that enables verticals to not be rotated on the rear display but appear rotated in compatible browser software on the computer
* The ability to zoom in on a photo in Quick Review mode
* During playback, the image+shooting data screen will display either an RGB or Brightness histogram, file size and will optionally display AF markings
* Improved Jump function
* Refined multicontroller operation
* More-detailed error code information, which now appears on the rear LCD monitor (in addition to the top LCD panel); the camera settings information screen will also display Images Failed to Transfer when the WFT-E1/E1A is in use and a transmit error occurs
* More ways to wake the camera up from an Auto Power Off snooze
* Direct image transfer from the camera to a computer using the PTP protocol
* A revamped software package that includes Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 2.1, EOS Utility 1.0 (a new image transfer, camera settings and camera control application), Image Browser 5.6 (Mac) and ZoomBrowser EX 5.6 (Windows); DPP adds user-settable noise reduction and support for RAW files from the Canon EOS D2000 and D6000
* New and potentially useful direct printing capabilities (plus a dedicated direct print/image transfer button)
Let us say thanks to Nikon!!:thumbsup:

Competition is good!! It benefits consumers...better and cheaper!
 

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