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Rob Galbraith has published his appraisal of Canon's EOS-D30 from a photojournalists point of view, Rob introduces the article, "D30 image quality is top-notch and 550EX flash photography is a breeze. But the camera may not be the best choice for peak action sports. This article looks at some of the Canon EOS D30's main strengths and weaknesses, and includes 14 full-resolution photos."
Swedish Telecoms equipment maker Ericsson said it had signed an agreement with Canon Inc on the transfer of digital images from camera to mobile devices. "The technology will enable simple, fast and reliable transfer of images from digital cameras to wireless devices as well as to other consumers or the Internet,'' Ericsson said in a statement.
Dave over at Imaging-Resource has been busy with Canon's latest prosumer digital camera, the PowerShot G1. "...the Canon PowerShot G1 a great option for novice consumers who want a camera with room to grow, and the RAW data file format and RemoteCapture computer-control capabilities should also entice more advanced digicam consumers..."
Canon are currently showing this small digital camera / printer combination device at the Canon Expo 2000 which is currently open in Paris. The little camera takes proprietary Ink/Paper Packs and produces credit-card sized prints. Thanks to Steves-Digicams for putting us on the trail of this news article.
Following Michael Reichmann's recent comparison of JPEG and RAW I decided that this issue needed properly exploring in our EOS-D30 review. So, I've now evaluated JPEG vs. RAW for the EOS-D30 at all ISO sensitivities. My findings? That up to ISO 400 there's little to choose between the two (other than the added flexibility of RAW), however at ISO 800 and 1600 the noise appears to cause some JPEG hue errors and thus it's better to shoot RAW at these high sensitivities.
Good news from our official affiliate State Street Direct, today they shipped their first D30's along with another 50 G1's (in addition to the 50 they shipped yesterday) and ten Olympus E-10's, they're one of the first retailers to be shipping D30's in the US and one of the first to have quantities of G1's and E10's. Still undecided who to order from? Order from State Street, get the product first, quality service and help to support this site with your purchase!
In what we hope will become a regular feature of (some of) our reviews Neil Turner (pro photographer) has taken a brief look at Canon's G1 from a different point of view and offered his "second opinion" on this little prosumer digital camera. "Ahead were four days to shoot as much as I could with it and write a personal review. I shoot every day with Kodak DCS520s, and I was treating the G1 as a serious "third camera". I'd had a quick tour of the G1s features and I was off."
Slightly pre-empting a second look at the G1 by our new contributing editor Neil Turner, one of the images he shot during his short loan of the G1 will be in print in tomorrows "The Times Higher Education Supplement" (UK). Neil, a pro photographer for 13 years, currently shoots Kodak DCS 520's for THES. We've invited him to provide a pro photographers "second opinion" in several of our reviews, the first of which, his look at the G1 will be published tomorrow. We certainly weren't expecting to see a G1 photograph in print, but it just goes to show that it's often not the camera but the photographer.
Another DPReview.Com first! We're proud to bring you the first ever review of a full production Canon EOS-D30 Digital SLR. Probably one of the most important reviews I've ever written, and further more it's of one of the (if not the) most important digital camera this year. Certainly one of the most anticipated digital cameras for a long time. So just how good is it? Come in and take a look...
UPDATED: Six new night shots (1- 15 sec exposures) added to galleries.
Just posted! Our full, in-depth Canon PowerShot G1 review. Probably one of the most anticipated cameras for the prosumer market since Nikon announced the Coolpix 990. And that's it's competition, fair and square. In the review we've covered everything from operation to features and functionality, RAW format, image quality and a straight head-to-head with the 990. So who wins?
Pre-Photokina 2000: Today Canon unveil their latest digital camera, the G1. Aimed squarely at the "prosumer" marketplace the G1 enters the arena as a direct competitor to the Coolpix 990, Sony F505V and Olympus C-3030Z. Canon have listened, the G1 supports CF Type II (for IBM Microdrive) has a flash hotshoe and (Pro 70 users will love this) and flip out and twist LCD screen for viewing at any angle, and there's RAW mode images too.. There's lots more goodies in store, so come on in for the full story. (We have exclusive images, menus and other details). UPDATE: Sample Images online.
Vitals: 3.14 megapixels effective (2048 x 1536), 3 x optical zoom lens (F2.0 - F2.5), flip-out and twist coated LCD screen, flash hot-shoe, Compact Flash Type II, ISO 50 - 400, JPEG / RAW image format, InfraRed remote control. Front-on just a little bigger than a S10/S20.
Canon France have set the MSRP price of the new EOS- D30 Digital SLR at 22,000 FF including taxes (18,395 FF excluding taxes). That (at todays exchange rates) is € 2,800 or US$ 2,430, excluding taxes. Canon Germany have set the MSRP price to 6,499 DM including taxes (5,459 DM excluding taxes) that's € 2,800 or US$ 2,420.
Canon today announced a prototype Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM lens, the prototype will be shown at Photokina 2000 (which we will attend) in Cologne, Germany, from Sept 20 - 25. A full commercial version of the lens should be available in the first half of 2001. Diffractive optical elements use a diffraction grating to alter the light path, this new 400mm lens is significantly smaller and lighter (almost 1 KG) than Canon's current 400mm f/4.
Ever wanted to go for a swim with your S100/IXUS? Now you can, Canon's AW-PS 200 waterproof case will allow you to go down to three metres, it also protects the camera from the odd knock and is also dust proof. It's available now (in Europe at least) for 225 EUR (£ 140, US$ 200). Thanks to Digitalkamera.de for this article.
Canon Japan (BeBit) have today published seven JPEG samples from (according to my contacts) what is considered to be a production quality EOS-D30. These seven samples cover a variety of situations (including night and skintones). Don't forget, in addition to these samples we also have 26 sample images in our galleries from the D30, 4 of which taken in RAW.
UPDATE: Now with FULL exposure information.
Actually, these lenses were announced (in the US) a week or so ago but we didn't cover them, as lenses are a new subject area for us we thought it'd be useful to highlight these new lenses from Canon: EF 28-90mm f/4.0-5.6 USM, EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM, and EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM. We've got the full press release and converted focal lengths when used on an EOS-D30.
Having had some more time with a newer EOS-D30 we've updated our (now very detailed) preview article and posted our first gallery of sample images (26) - including some samples shot in RAW mode. Important points in this update: Improved / more detailed menu captures, Software module (including TWAIN drivers and RAW acquisition module), Image quality analysis and Conclusion.
Since announcing the EOS-D30 back on 17th May our Canon Talk forum has been buzzing with anticipation of Canon's first all Canon digital SLR (3.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor). Today we can bring you just five sample shots from the Canon EOS-D30. Although these samples weren't shot by myself they are exclusive to Digital Photography Review (shot in Japan) and available for download. Keep your eyes peeled for more samples today...