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  • canon g9 body
    I've decide to wait a bit before buying a gigantic Reflex (DSLR) camera like the Canon EOS 40D or Nikon D300, mainly since I will never be able to use these formula 1 camera in a so short period of time (I am leaving switzerland in 1.5 months). I've read a lot of forums entries at dpreview.com and found that this camera is a good compromise. So I order a Canon G9. This camera is able to work in full auto mode and has as many manual settings as a DSLR. I am in no way a professionnal photographer, that's why I will just publish here some links and ideas that may help new buyers.

    I've paid
    664 CHF for the body , 141 CHF for the Sandisk Ultra 2 8GB memory card and 44CHF for a Joby tripod = total cost 877CHF (570€). Order at 9 o'clock, delivered at 18:00 (thanks to www.digitec.ch)

    Reviews:
    Dpreview : Canon PowerShot G9  read user reviews
    TheOnlinePhotographer Canon PowerShot G9  review
    LetsGoDigital Canon PowerShot G9 review Bag
    Not even a small bag in the box. Canon has a limited offering, If you can't afford the Cost of Canon's bag, look at LowePro
    canon.DCC-600.bagcanon%20SC-DC55A
    DCC-600                                     DC55

    I recommend you to go with the DC 55, it protect the G9 camera a lot better as seen on this page.

    Battery
    The battery you get from the package is just a shame: 800mAh and it cost between 100CHF (65€) and 141CHF (91€). As seen on dpreview.com Canon Talk, You can spare a lot of money by using generic battery. I've ordered 3 battery (7€ each)  on ebay.de for a total of 21€ . Each battery being rate at 2500mAh -> 3 more times capacity equal to  3 times more fun!
    What You must take into account before buying them on ebay (point 1,2 is common sense):
    1. A well know ebay power seller
    2. Pay with paypal to be protected against fraud
    3. Each battery must have a CE logo
    4. 1 or 2 years warranty
    Memory card
    Sandisk has a 10 years return warranty, Kingston is lifetime. I've choose a 8Gb because I want to order a solid state HD recorder later this week.

    Best site found
    Power Shot Valley







    Features
    • 12.1-megapixel CCDcaptures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
    • 6x image-stabilized optical zoom; 3.0-inch LCD display; optical viewfinder
    • Face Detection technology and in-camera red-eye fix
    • 25 shooting modes, including 9 special scene modes; Print/Share button
    • Powered by NB-2LH lithium-ion battery (battery and charger included); stores images on SD or MMC memory cards (32MB MMC memory card included)
    • Type:Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 6x optical / 4x digital / 24x combined zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
    • Image capture device type:12.1-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
    • Total pixels:Approximately 12.4 megapixels
    • Effective pixels:Approximately 12.1 megapixels
    • Lens focal length:7.4-44.4mm, f2.8-4.8 (35mm film equivalent: 35-210mm)
    • Digital zoom:4x
    • Focusing range:Normal: 1.6 feet/50 centimeter to infinity; macro: 0.39 inches to 1.6 feet/1 to 50 centimeter (wide)
    • Autofocus system:TTL autofocus
    • Viewfinder:Real image optical zoom viewfinder
    • LCD monitor:3.0-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
    • LCD pixels:Approximately 230,000 pixels
    • LCD coverage:1
    • Brightness adjustment:15 levels. Quick-bright LCD.
    • Maximum aperture:f2.8 (wide) to f4.8 (telephoto)
    • Shutter speed:15s seconds to 1/2500 second (settable in Tv and M)
    • Exposure sensitivity:Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
    • Light metering method:Evaluative (control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF), Center-weighted average, Spot (metering frame is fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame)
    • Exposure control method:Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual; AE Lock, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift
    • Exposure compensation:+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    • White Balance control:Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom1, Custom2
    • Built-in flash:Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro
    • Flash range:1.0 to 13 feet /30 centimeters to 4.0 meters (wide), 1.6 to 8.2 feet /50 centimeters to 2.5 meters (telephoto) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
    • Recycling time:12 seconds or less (battery voltage=7.4V)
    • Flash exposure compensation:+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    • Shooting modes:Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, C1, C2, Special Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, ISO 3200, Kids and Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap), Stitch Assist, Movie
    • My colors:Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black and White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
    • Self-timer:Activates shutter after an approximately 2-second/10-second delay, Custom
    • Wireless control:Not available
    • Continuous shooting:Normal: Approximately 1.5 frames per second (fps); AF: approximately 0.7 fps; LV: approximately 0.8 fps (Large/Fine)
    • Storage media:SD/SDHC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus card, HC MMC Plus card
    • File format:Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
    • Image compression:Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG); Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
    • Image quality mode:Normal, Fine, SuperFine, RAW
    • Number of recording pixels:Still image: 4,000 x 3,000 (Large), 3,264 x 2,448 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small), 4,000 x 2,248 (Widescreen); movie: 1024 x 768 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 640 x 480 (2 hours at 0.5 fps/1 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 160 x 120 (3 minutes at 15 fps)
    • Playback modes:Still image: Single, Magnification (approximately 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW playback, Resize, Image Inspection Tool; movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
    • Erase modes:Still image: single image, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images; movie: part of movie, all of movie
    • Computer interface:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
    • Video out:NTSC/PAL
    • Audio out:Monaural
    • Other:SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
    • Power source:Rechargeable lithium battery NB-2LH or AC adapter kit ACK-DC20 (AC adapter is optional and not included--must be purchased separately)
    • Shooting capacity:Still image: approximately 240 shots (NB-2LH/LCD on), approximately 600 shots (NB-2LH/LCD off)
    • Playback time:Approximately 420 minutes (NB-2LH) (LCD screen on. These figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.)
    • Display languages:English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, simplified/traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian
    • Operating temperature:32 to 104 degrees F/0 to 40 degrees C
    • Operating humidity:10 to 90%
    • Dimensions (W x H x D):4.19 x 2.83 x 1.67 inches / 106.4 x 71.9 x 42.5 millimeters
    • Weight:Approximately 11.29 ounces / 320 grams (camera body only)
    • What's in the box:Canon PowerShot G9 digital camera, lithium battery pack NB-2LH, battery charger CB-2LW, MMC Plus card MMC-32MH, neck strap NS-DC6, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, USB interface cable IFC-400PCU, AV cable AVC-DC300




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    The Canon EOS 7D SLR is the first product to emerge from an ongoing Canon research project talking to thousands of photographers around the world about their wants and needs. The 18 Megapixel EOS 7D is a versatile and customizable DSLR that blends new technologies with advanced specifications previously only seen in EOS-1 series cameras. CPN goes ‘under the hood’ of the new EOS 7D to find out how its major features can benefit photographers.

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  • After months of intense speculation and rumours, Canon has finally release his new EOS 40D. A camera not being revolutionary..A lot of fan were expecting more...The Nikon D300  and the latest Sony Alpha 700 will put some pressure on Canon


      Nikon D300 Canon EOS 40D
    Sensor 12.3 MP 10.1MP
    Format APS-C APS-C
    Focal length Multiplier 1.5x 1.6x
    A/D converter 14-bit 14-bit
    Image sizes 4288 x 2848
    3216 x 2136
    2144 x 1424
    3888 x 2592
    2816 x 1880
    1936 x 1288
    RAW files NEF / Compressed NEF 14-bit 14-bit compressed RAW
    TIFF files Yes No
    Dust removal Self-cleaning sensor Self cleaning sensor
    AF 51-point Multi-CAM 3500DX 9 cross-point AF
    Focus tracking on color Yes No
    ISO Range ISO 200 - 3200 normal
    ISO 100 - 6400 available
    1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
    100-1600 normal
    3200 available
    1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps

     

    Continuous shooting speed 6 fps
    8 fps possible with accessory power source
    6.5fps
    Viewfinder 100% 95%
    Active D-Lighting Yes (also adjusts exposure) Has similar highlight tone priority mode
    LCD 3.0"  diagonal TFT LCD
    922,000 pixels
    3" diagonal LCD
    230,000 pixels
    Live View Handheld mode and Tripod mode Tripod mode
    Video output HDMI (HD) Composite
    Weight (no batt) 825 g (1lb 13oz) 740 g (1lb 10oz)
    Dimensions 147 x 114 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 in) 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in
    145.5 x 108 x 73.5 mm
    Availability November 2007 September 2007
    Price (est.) $1800 on introduction ~$1300 on introduction

    Product Features

    • 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
    • Large 3.0-inch LCD display with enhanced Live View and broadened color gamut
    • 6.5 frame-per-second continuous shooting capability (for bursts of up to 75 Large/Fine JPEGs or 17 RAW images)
    • sRAW mode; 35-zone metering system; integrated Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit
    • Powered by BP-511A, BP-511, or BP-512 lithium-ion battery pack; stores images on CF cards

    Technical Details

    • Resolution:Approximately 10.1 million effective pixels (total pixels: approximately 10.5 million)
    • Recording pixels:3888 x 2592
    • Sensor type:CMOS sensor, with primary R-G-B filtration
    • Sensor size:22.2 x 14.8 millimeters
    • Pixel size:5.7 microns square
    • Lens focal length factor:1.6x
    • Sensor dust removal:EOS Integrated Cleaning System; active removal of dust by vibrating front low-pass filter; automatic removal of dust spots, in Canon Digital Photo Professional software (v. 3.1 or higher)
    • Maximum frames per second:6.5 frames per second (fps) at full resolution
    • Maximum number of frames / burst:JPEG: 75; RAW: 17
    • Shutter speeds:30 seconds to 1/8000, plus Bulb (1/3 or 1/2-step increments)
    • Flash sync speed:Up to 1/250, with EX-series Speedlites
    • Anticipated shutter durability:100,000 exposures, based on Canon test methods
    • Computer interface:USB 2.0 (Hi-speed)
    • Image recording storage media:CompactFlash (CF) cards (type I or II, including Microdrives)
    • Card compatibility:"FAT32" compatible--OK for cards over 2GB
    • Image format options:JPEG (choice of "Fine" or "Normal" compression); RAW (Canon .CR2 RAW file format); RAW + JPEG (any JPEG file size available; JPEG file written as separate file)
    • Analog to digital conversion:14 bits per channel (16,382 separate tones from brightest to darkest, for each channel)
    • Resolution options:"Large"--3888 x 2592 (approximately 10.1 million pixels); "Medium"--2816 x 1880 (approximately 5.3 million pixels); "Small"--1936 x 1288 (approximately 2.5 million pixels)
    • File numbering:sRGB color space: IMG_0001.JPG or IMG_0001.CR2; Adobe 1998 RGB color space: first character is always underscore (_)
    • Folders:Automatically created for image storage; new folder can be user-created with "Manual Reset" function; folders cannot be freely selected on memory card by the photographer
    • Highlight tone priority:Expands tonal range of bright highlights by about one stop; ISO range limited to 200 to 1600; activated by C.Fn II-3-1
    • Data verification:"Original Image Data" can be appended to each image via Custom Function IV-6-1; requires optional Canon Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 to check authenticity
    • Live View viewing options:Camera's LCD monitor; computer monitor, via USB; computer monitor, via wireless transmitter WFT-E3A
    • Manual focus:Viewed on LCD monitor, with option to magnify focus area 5x or 10x
    • Autofocus:Possible--C.Fn III-6-1 active, press AF On button; mirror drops down temporarily while AF On button is pressed, allowing AF to function
    • Silent mode Live View shoot:Mode 1: First shutter curtain remains open; shooting up to 6.5 fps possible; Mode 2: Quieter option; 2nd shutter curtain doesn't close until user's finger is taken off shutter button
    • Accessory wireless transmitter:Canon WFT-E3A (optional, dedicated wireless transmitter)
    • Attachment to camera:Attaches to base of camera; totally integrated with EOS 40D's design
    • Wireless transfer methods:802.11b or 802.11g; link speed: approximately 11 megabits/second (802.11b) or 54 megabits/second (802.11g)
    • Connection method:Infrastructure or Ad Hoc (802.11g functions in Ad Hoc mode)
    • Maximum wireless distance:Approximately 490 feet (150 meters), if "receiver" has its own antenna (depends on environment)
    • Wireless channels:11 (in North American market)
    • Ethernet (wired) transfer:Yes; Ethernet 100Base-TX (maximum distance approximately 1,000 feet); link speed: approximately 100 megabits/second
    • Transfer options:1. FTP mode (images sent to folder on host computer); 2. PTP mode (remote control of camera possible from computer); 3. HTTP mode (view camera's files using web browser; remote firing of camera possible)
    • Security options:Encryption: WEP or TKIP/AES; authentication: open system, WPA-PSK, or WPA2-PSK
    • USB "host" capability:Plug compatible USB devices into WFT-E2A, for use with the EOS 40D; GPS devices (write GPS time, coordinates, and altitude info into each file's EXIF info); external hard drive (connect compact external USB hard drive, and write files directly from camera to the hard drive as if it's an additional memory card)
    • LCD monitor:3.0-inch (diagonal) TFT color; approximately 100% coverage; approximately 230,000 pixels on monitor; approximately 140 degrees viewing angle
    • LCD monitor brightness:Adjustable in 7 levels (via Menu)
    • Video-out:Yes (to standard TV monitor); NTSC or PAL, selectable on Menu
    • Number of AF points:Nine, all cross-type AF points
    • Center AF point:Unique hybrid cross-type AF point; world's first high-precision AF point with both horizontal and vertical high-precision; additional standard precision, cross-type sensors for lenses from f2.8 to f5.6
    • AF point selection:1. Manual AF point selection via 9-way multi-controller on back of camera; 2. automatic AF point selection
    • AF activation:Shutter button, or new AF On button at back of camera
    • AF modes:One-Shot AF (for stationary subjects); AI Servo AF (for tracking moving subjects); AI Focus AF (auto selection of One-Shot or AI Servo AF)
    • AF sensor:Entirely new Canon CMOS AF sensor
    • AF sensitivity range:EV -0.5 to 18 (at 73 degrees F / 23 degrees C, ISO 100)
    • Shutter speeds:30 seconds to 1/8000 second, plus Bulb (1/3 or 1/2-step increments); x-sync at 1/250
    • ISO range:100 to 1600, in 1/3-step or full-stop increments; ISO can be expanded to 3200 via C.Fn I-3-1
    • Auto ISO:Can be set in any exposure mode, including P, Tv, Av, and M; ISO usually based at 400; typical auto range is 100 to 800, depending on conditions; manual exposure mode: auto ISO fixed at 400
    • Exposure modes:Manual, Aperture-priority (Av), Shutter-priority (Tv), Program AE
    • Full-auto modes:Green Zone, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action, Night Portrait, Flash Off
    • Metering:35-zone metering sensor; Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points); Center-weighted metering; Partial metering; Spot metering at center of picture (approximately 3.5% of picture area)
    • Metering range:EV 0 to 20 (all patterns, at normal temperatures)
    • Exposure compensation:Possible in P, Tv, Av, and A-DEP exposure modes; +/- up to two stops, in 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments (via Quick Control Dial)
    • Autoexposure bracketing:Possible in P, Tv, Av, M, and A-DEP exposure modes; +/- up to two stops, in 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
    • Compatible flashes:All Canon EX-series Speedlites, including new Speedlite 580EX II
    • Camera menu sets flash:Yes (580EX II only, as of August 2007)
    • E-TTL II flash metering:Flash metering not linked to active AF point; distance from compatible EF lenses now used; entire metering area can be averaged using Custom Function 14-1
    • Modeling flash:1-second burst of flash possible at 70Hz when depth-of-field preview button is pressed (580EX/EX II, 550EX, 420EX, MR-14EX, MT-24EX, and Speedlite transmitter only)
    • Wireless E-TTL:Fully compatible, including ratio setting over six-stop range
    • Flash exposure compensation:Up to +/- 2 stops can be set on camera body (can also be set on compatible Speedlites)
    • Built-in flash:Covers lenses as wide as 17mm (27mm equivalent); Guide Number 43 (feet)/13 (meters), ISO 100
    • Viewfinder focus screen:New interchangeable "Ef" series focusing screens; standard screen: Ef-A--precision matte screen very similar to EOS 30D; optional Ef-D screen--precision matte with grid lines; optional Ef-S screen--Super precision matte (superior manual focusing with fast lenses, f1.8 to f2.8)
    • Viewfinder display:Similar to EOS 30D; new: ISO is always displayed; new: B/W shooting mode icon; new: maximum burst available now two digits
    • Dioptric adjustment:User-set from -3.0 to +1.0 (range can be extended using optional Canon dioptric Lens E, plus rubber frame Eb)
    • Mirror lock-up:Possible via Custom Function III-6-1
    • Eyepiece shutter:None (cover is provided on included strap)
    • Color space:Standard sRGB or Adobe 1998 RGB (separate setting on Menu)
    • White Balance:Auto; Pre-set (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash); color temperature (set by user from 2500K to 10,000K in 100K increments); custom (shoot white object or 18% gray card, base WB on that neutral object)
    • White Balance correction:Fine-tuning of overall color, in any white balance mode; amber–blue correction, in 9 steps; magenta–green correction, in 9 steps; set on graph on LCD monitor, using 9-way controller; both types of correction can be combined
    • White Balance bracketing:Three separate files written with a single click of the shutter; can be varied in the amber–blue direction, or the magenta–green direction; can be adjusted up to +/- 15 mireds (equivalent to 3 steps on the 9-step adjust scale); can be combined with standard auto exposure bracketing (9 files written to CF card)
    • Picture style:Extensive range of settings for user to tailor color, contrast, sharpness, etc. to their preference; same characteristics as previous EOS SLRs with Picture Style control
    • Black and white recording:Set via monochrome setting within Picture Styles menu
    • Computer connection:USB 2.0 Hi-speed, via small "B"-type USB connection
    • Remote control:N3-type push-in terminal (same as EOS 20D, EOS-1D Mark II, etc.)
    • Video-out:Single-pin mini-jack
    • Direct Printing compatibility:PictBridge printing to compatible Canon and other brand printers
    • Compatible images:JPEG, RAW, or sRAW, if they comply with DCF protocol
    • Preview effects on camera's LCD:Printing effects can be previewed (includes brightness, levels, contrast, color saturation, color tone, and color balance--face brightener and red-eye correction cannot be viewed)
    • Connection to printer:Via USB cable included with camera
    • DPOF image marking:Compatible; images can be "tagged" while reviewing on LCD monitor
    • Battery:BP-511A, BP-511, or BP-512 (rechargeable lithium-ion, same as EOS 30D) (BP-511/BP-512: 1100mAh; BP-511A: 1390mAh)
    • Shooting capacity:Approximately 1100 shots (at 68 degrees F / 20 degrees C); approximately 800 shots (at 32 degrees F / 0 degrees C)
    • Charger unit:Canon CB-5L or CG-580 (also can be charged with compact power adapter CA-PS400)
    • AC adapter:AC adapter kit ACK-E2 (optional; consists of adapter AC-E2, and "dummy battery" DR-400)
    • Battery grip (optional):Battery grip BG-E2N or BG-E2
    • Date/time back-up battery:CR2016 lithium battery--coin-type; user-replaceable (estimated life 5 years)
    • Body exterior material:Magnesium alloy top, front, and rear covers
    • Chassis material:Polycarbonate and stainless steel
    • Lens mount:EF lens mount; metal; compatible lenses: all Canon lenses for EOS cameras
    • Compatible with EF-S lenses:Yes
    • Custom functions:24 custom functions, in four distinct categories; 9 entirely new custom functions
    • Operating temperature range:32 degrees to 104 degrees F, at 85% or lower humidity (0 degrees to 40 degrees C)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D):5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 inches (145.5 x 108 x 73.5 millimeters), very slightly larger than EOS 30D
    • Weight (without battery or CF card):26.1 ounces (740 grams), approximately 1.4 ounces (40 grams) heavier than EOS 30D
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  • Canon_EOS_7D

    Firmware Version 1.0.9 incorporates the following fixes.

    1. Improves AF accuracy during Live View shooting.
    2. Corrects a phenomenon where in rare instances, movie images shot by the camera may exhibit abnormal colors.
    3. Corrects a phenomenon that at certain timings, the shutter cannot be released when the camera's built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used for shooting.

    Firmware Version 1.0.9 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.0.8. If the camera's firmware is already version 1.0.9, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

    For details on Firmware Version 1.0.9, please download the PDF files from the bottom of this page.

  • This feature-packed camera is a great buy, and perhaps the best compact non-SLR camera you can buy...

    canon.g10

    I already have a Canon G9, so for me I do not consider the upgrade worth enough. I highly recommend these pocket as they are able to take astonishing shoot (look at my Australia gallery)

    Specifications

    Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital/20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

    • Type:&160; 14.7 Mega pixel, 1/1.7-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
    • Total Pixels:Approx. 15.0 Mega pixels
    • Effective Pixels:Approx. 14.7 Mega pixels
    • Lens:Focal Length 6.1-30.5mm f/2.8-4.5 (35mm film equivalent: 28-140mm)
    • Digital Zoom 4x
    • Focusing RangeNormal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity Macro: 0.39 in.-1.6 ft./1-50cm (W)
    • Autofocus System:TTL Auto focus
    • Viewfinder: Real image optical zoom viewfinder
    • LCD Monitor:3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
    • LCD Pixels:Approx. 461,000 pixels
    • LCD Coverage:100%
    • Maximum Aperture:f/2.8 (W) - f/4.5 (T)
    • Shutter Speed:15-1/4000 sec. (in Tv and M)
    • ISO Sensitivity:Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
    • Light Metering Method:Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
      * Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
      ** Metering frame is fixed to the center
    • Exposure Control Method:Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, i-Contrast, Manual; AE Lock, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift
    • Exposure Compensation:+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    • White Balance Control:Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom1, Custom2
    • Built-in FlashAuto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro
    • Flash Range12 in.-15 ft./30cm-4.6m (W), 1.6-9.2 ft./50cm-2.8m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
    • Recycling Time10 sec. or less (battery voltage=7.4V)
    • Flash Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    • Shooting Modes
      Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, C1, C2, Special Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, ISO 3200, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap), Stitch Assist, Movie
    • My Colors:Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
    • Self-Timer:Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Self-Timer, Custom
    • Continuous Shooting:Normal: approx. 1.3 fps; AF: approx. 0.7 fps; LV: approx. 0.7 fps (Large/Fine)
    • Storage Media:SD/SDHC Memory Card, Multi Media Card, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
    • File Format:Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
    • Image Compression:Normal, Fine, Super Fine

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    You have to deinterlace because computer monitor are not interlaced!
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  • &160;canon.g11

    What’s new compared to Canon G10

    • New 10-megapixel High Sensitivity System; DIGIC 4 Image Processor
    • Bright 2.8-inch Vari-Angle Pure Color System LCD plus optical viewfinder
    • Wide-angle 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-140mm); Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined shooting situations
    • RAW + JPEG shooting and recording modes; capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

    Technical Details

    • Canon G11 10 MP CCD
    • Optical zoom: 5 x
    • Maximum Aperture Range: F/2.8-4.5
    • Minimum focal length: 6.1 millimeters
    • Maximum focal length: 30.5 millimeters
    • Lens Type: Zoom lens
    • Optical Sensor Size: 1/1.7"
    • Included Flash Type: Built-in flash
    • Display Size: 2.8 inches
    • Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO auto, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
    • Image types: JPEG, RAW
    • Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode
    • Exposure Control Type: Beach, Kids & pets, Night snapshot, Snow, Landscape, Portrait mode, Aquarium, Stitch assist, Fireworks, Low light, Night scene, Underwater, Sports mode, Sunset, Indoor, Foliage
    • Viewfinder Type: Optical
    • Width: 4.4 inches
    • Depth: 1.9 inches
    • Height: 3 inches
    • Weight: 12.5 Ounces

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  • Engineered for both FX and DX-format D-SLRs, the SB-910 offers unparalleled lighting performance in the field and in the studio. Featuring Nikon’s versatile i-TTL (intelligent through-the-lens) metering for on camera or wireless flash control, the SB-910 can operate as a hot shoe mounted Speedlight, remote unit or wireless Commander. And with refined operability including illuminated buttons for use in low light and improved thermal cut out protection, the SB-910 is the perfect partner to your Nikon camera.

    Since I am not a professional photographer, I just want to show you the difference in size and layout, for an in-depth reviews, you should already know that dpreview.com is the place to go ;-)&160;

    • Flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable Nikon SB-910 speedlight.
    • Flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable Nikon SB-910 speedlight.
    • Flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable Nikon SB-910 speedlight.
    • Flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable Nikon SB-910 speedlight.
    • Flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable Nikon SB-910 speedlight.
    • Canon Speedlight 580ExII vs Nikon Speedlight SB-910, flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable SB-910 speedlight on the right
    • Canon Speedlight 580ExII vs Nikon Speedlight SB-910, flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable SB-910 speedlight on the right
    • Canon Speedlight 580ExII vs Nikon Speedlight SB-910, flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable SB-910 speedlight on the right
    • Canon Speedlight 580ExII vs Nikon Speedlight SB-910, flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable SB-910 speedlight on the right
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    • Canon Speedlight 580ExII vs Nikon Speedlight SB-910, flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable SB-910 speedlight on the right

    Canon Speedlight 580Ex II

    Amazon reviews – $399

    Nikon Speedlight SB-910

    Amazon reviews – $460

    MELVILLE, N.Y. (November 29, 2011) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the addition of a new flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable SB-910 speedlight. Building on the versatility of Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS), the SB-910 incorporates an enhanced intuitive operating system and graphic user interface (GUI). The SB-910 speedlight comes equipped with a wide zoom range covering the most popular focal lengths as well as FX/DX-format identification that optimizes zoom settings based on the camera body. This new speedlight also provides more efficient battery usage as well as an enhanced Thermal Cut-Out function.

    “As Nikon’s new flagship speedlight, the SB-910 provides exceptional high performance and versatility that users have come to value in Nikon’s Creative Lighting System,” said Lisa Osorio, general manager of marketing at Nikon Inc. “By addressing the needs of photographers that work in challenging lighting scenarios, the SB-910 delivers a new level of portable lighting functionality, with performance and intelligent features that adapt to a wide range of lighting challenges.”

    The SB-910 speedlight is designed to provide easy operation and menu navigation, with its enhanced operating system featuring illuminated function buttons, a dedicated Menu button with quick access to custom settings and an improved LCD screen graphic user interface. Whether the unit is used as an on-camera flash, wireless commander or remote, the SB-910 speedlight will provide dependable and consistent flash exposure. Engineered to address the creative lighting challenges faced by today’s photographers, the SB-910 speedlight includes quick on-demand performance and the ability to adapt seamlessly to nearly any possible lighting scenario.

    Additionally, the new SB-910 incorporates a new Thermal Cut-Out function, which offers protection against damage to the flash panel and body from overheating during continuous flash use. Now, the flash recycling time is automatically delayed if a significant rise in temperature is detected, rather than ceasing operation to protect the unit. For additional durability, heat-resistance and ease-of-use, the SB-910 uses new hard-type color compensation filters for fluorescent and incandescent color temperature balancing. When using these filters, the flash automatically recognizes which filter is being used and adjusts white balance accordingly on the connected Nikon D-SLR camera. Additionally, the AF-assist illuminator of the SB-910 is compatible with the complete line of AF systems used in Nikon D-SLR cameras.

    The SB-910 speedlight features three illumination patterns (standard, center-weighted and even) which are designed to match almost any shooting situation when utilizing the speedlight. The “standard” pattern will cover all conventional, standard flash coverage. The “center-weighted” pattern provides larger guide numbers than other light distribution types at the same focal lengths. This illumination pattern is ideal for subjects such as portraits, in which the light falloff at the image edges can be disregarded. When “even” is selected, the light from the flash will cover a subject from the center to the edges without light falloff. This pattern is applicable for shooting group photographs indoors. For coverage with a variety of lenses, the SB-910 speedlight incorporates a multi-step power zoom range that covers a wide 17-200mm angle of view, and can automatically detect Nikon FX and Nikon DX formats to help select suitable light distribution.

    The SB-910 speedlight includes support for Nikon’s advanced wireless TTL operation and can function as a wireless commander with control over three separate groups of speedlights or as a remote speedlight triggered by other SB-910 speedlights, SB-700 speedlights, SU-800 Wireless Commander or the built-in speedlight set to Commander Mode on compatible Nikon D-SLR cameras. The SB-910 incorporates a high-speed recycling time of approximately 2.5 seconds for full power with NiMH batteries, and approximately 3.0 seconds with AA Alkaline batteries.

    Optional water guards will be available for select cameras to protect the connection between the flash and camera, allowing users to utilize the flash when weather conditions are less than ideal. The SJ-4 Color Filter set provides a Warming, Red, Yellow or Blue filter for adding color to the background, foreground or just to accent the scene. The SB-910 will come equipped with the AS-21 Speedlight Stand, SW-13H Diffusion Dome, SZ-2FL and SZ-2TN hard type Color Compensation Filters and SS-910 soft case.

  • A great video with really funny lyrics

    Lyrics


    This is a story from not long ago
    about a boy and a girl who fell in love like whoa
    but there was a problem I didn't count on
    the fact I was a Canon and she was a Nikon
    The photo community was too far gone
    they couldn't appreciate what we had going' on
    we had similar features, made similar pictures
    we really weren't that different but they still couldn't see
    I auto focused on her sexy body
    buttons to push didn't know where to get started
    I never thought I'd fall for a D200
    but she was so hot, she was all that I wanted
    [Chorus]
    My 1DS mark III
    felt more complete
    when we were together she said my shots were so unique
    But soon you'll see
    we could never be
    like Romeo and Juliette
    our families disagreed
    Ohh Ahh Polish my lens girl
    oooahh polish my lens girl
    ohh-ahh polish my lens girl
    dont leave a thumb print on that lens girl
    The two sides always at war
    all across the message boards
    Dpchallenge what the fuck yo
    they could never let go
    of the hate no that's for 'sho
    the Nikon gang whooped my ass and made me go
    The 70-200 in my pants wouldn't fit inside her Nikon body
    made me wear a UV-filter, which I'm against, but she's my shawtay
    Mount her on my tripod and screw her on and off and on again
    make her take my picture and say I'm the best thats ever been
    [Chorus]
    Cause I'm a Canon gangsta and your a Nikon shawtay
    I wanna take a picture of that rockin bootay
    We couldn't keep the act up we just had to face the facts
    but hey look on the bright side at least we're not a Pentax

    from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_H8TOKcfjg&feature=player_embedded

  • canon-7d-450 DpReview has finally put its review of the Canon 7D online

    Our in-depth review of the Canon EOS 7D. With a new 18 MP sensor, a 100% viewfinder, weather-sealed body, a new 19 point AF system and Dual Digic 4 imaging processors the EOS 7D is clearly aiming for the top spot in the semi-pro/enthusiast bracket of the market. What does the competition have to say about that? How does the camera fare in our studio tests? Read our in-depth review and find out.

     

    Read now 31 pages of Canon EOS 7D review at DPReview.com

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    More Canon EOS 7D review are online, will keep updating this articles in the next few weeks

     

     

     

     

     

    The Canon EOS 7D was announced by Canon at the end of August 2009. It is a brand new camera filling a gap in the Canon DSLR lineup that has no predecessor before. Canon has made APS-C sensors DSLR for as long as any other camera makers and although they have done well in the past with their previous top of the line APS-C DSLR like the 50D, they did not have any “pro” class APS-C DSLR that directly answered to competition from Nikon D300 and the recently released D300s. By Roland Lim

    In early October we were lucky enough to test the soon-to-be released Canon EOS-7D. Samantha, a Nikon user, was interested in testing the camera, as a possible replacement for her aging D200. Samantha had hit a wall with her Nikon D200, finding the files lacked the detail she wanted for her intimate landscape photography.  By Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou

    Other Canon EOS 7D review