"Fi-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of another plastic camera..."

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    How could Canon release a kitchen-sink model like this (what feature
    doesn't it sport, aside from pixel mapping, which only Olympus has had
    the brains to put in cameras?) without a metal body like the
    20-30-40-50D?? It's obvious this is their answer to the Nikon D90 and
    a good answer it appears to be. Will also be interesting to see where
    it price-slots. My bet is $1199 MSRP which puts it precipitously
    close to the 50D.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0903/09032504canoneos500d.asp
     
    RichA, Mar 25, 2009
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  2. RichA

    Me Guest

    It will be interesting to see if this improves on the 50d sensor, but
    I'm guessing it won't, as the **d models seem to have consistently
    outperformed the corresponding (pixel count) ***d models in the past.
    So my guess is the D90 will eat it alive for low read noise/usable DR at
    base ISO. If it "slips" like the 50d did vs the 40d, then it will be
    below the very basic entry level Sony a200 on tests like DXOMark.
     
    Me, Mar 25, 2009
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  3. RichA

    Get lost Guest

    I stipulate you are correct and also I was DEAD WRONG about the MSRP.
    Ohhhhhh Olympus...sure you don't want to re-think the ALL PLASTIC
    E-30's $400 HIGHER price tag? This thing is going to KICK its ASS!
     
    Get lost, Mar 25, 2009
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  4. RichA

    Bruce Guest


    My bet is $799.99 body only.
     
    Bruce, Mar 25, 2009
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  5. RichA

    Bruce Guest


    So Rich is a mere $400 out?

    ;-)
     
    Bruce, Mar 26, 2009
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  6. RichA

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Still spewing your bigotry, troll?
     
    Ray Fischer, Mar 26, 2009
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  7. RichA

    DRS Guest

    [...]
    I wonder why that would be. On spec the 500D looks essentially like a 50D
    in a smaller body. Apart from the HD video, the only obvious difference I
    noticed was the 3.4fps v 6.4fps.
     
    DRS, Mar 26, 2009
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  8. RichA

    Me Guest

    If it is the case this time, then possibly because of better electronics
    / design, to give less read noise at base ISO. That seems to be a
    difference between higher and lower Canon models with similar sensors.
    DPreview also commented on the D90 and D300, where according to all
    their tests, the D90 has slightly softer raw images, that they attribute
    to lower-cost aa filter. There are subtle differences between D3 and
    D700, supposedly with identical sensors.
    The same 6mp and 10mp Sony CCD sensors were used in a many different
    models from several manufacturers, and in general seemed to perform
    better as new models were introduced.
     
    Me, Mar 27, 2009
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  9. RichA

    Me Guest

    Here's a Canon rep confirming that the 500d doesn't have "gapless"
    microlenses like the 50d.
     
    Me, Mar 27, 2009
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