New DSLRs for the New Year
The new year just got better as both Canon and Nikon have released new models to beef up their already impressive line of digital cameras. Canon has come out with EOS Rebel Xsi which, in our part of the world, is more commonly known as the 450D. It’s a 12.2-megapixel digital SLR with Live View functionality via its large 3-inch LCD screen. It makes use of the Digic III processor which is now found in nearly all of the new Canon models. As Gizmodo fairly summarizes the features of this new DSLR, its like Canon got the best from it s high-end line and merged it with the comforts of its PowerShot line. Nikon, for their part, has the D60. Those familiar with D40x will find that the D60 has a lot in common with the earlier released model. The body, the feel and the 10.2-megapixel image processor are all the same, but Nikon has added some features to surely differentiate it from its ancestor. It incorporates a stop-motion feature which is the first I’ve heard of for DSLRs, auto-orientation and a new image-stabilizing kit lens to make the D60 a model with its own character. A quick comparison between the two will surely put the 450D ahead of the D60 in terms of megapixel count, Live View, and faster frame rate in continous shooting (3 fps of Nikon as compared to the 3.5 of the 450D). Of course, photography enthusiast know that there’s more to a camera than just these features so we’ll reserve our judgment once the full reviews are out.
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