A&P New Canon Digital SLR!!!

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Ballast, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

    Aug 9, 2001
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    Canon is releasing (sometime in september) a new digital SLR based on the Rebel (i think), to be called Canon EOS-300D / Digital Rebel

    Big Picutre

    unfortunately, no one has any reviews on it.... but i want one. it has the same imaging sensor at the 10D, and I think the same autofocus system....

    PDF Brochure


    *edit* I had to make the pics as links so they can be viewed :(
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2003
  2. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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  3. Dnepr

    Dnepr Guest

    how much ? :hs:
  4. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

    Mar 14, 2000
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    I think it's going for about 1100 euro's and will be about $900 US or about $1000 US with an 18-55 mm EF-S lens.

    Looks like an alright camera for those with a canon film SLR and just want to sometimes take a niceish digital picture.
  5. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    Ya, that's the price they quoted in the press release. Henry's is saying it should be $1600 canadian, including the lens... i guess i should maybe post the press release.
  6. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    Amstelveen, The Netherlands, August 20, 2003 - Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, today launches the EOS 300D 6.3 Megapixel digital SLR. The lightest and most compact digital EOS camera ever is expected to ship with a price of approximately 1,200 EURO.
    "Canon expects 400-500% growth in the digital SLR segment from 2002 to 2003 in terms of shipping volume2," says Hiroshi Komatsuzaki, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. "The EOS 300D will play a key strategic role in this growth. By dropping the price so significantly, Canon is very deliberately putting high performance EOS digital technology into the hands of the consumer at a time of accelerating demand for high performance digital cameras".

    The EOS 300D bundles proven high performance technologies (such as seven-point, high-speed predictive auto focus, 2.5 frame per second burst rate, 35-zone metering and DIGIC image processor) into a camera affordable to everybody.

    Canon has declared the EOS 300D to be the single most important consumer SLR since the AE1 in 1976. Just as the AE1 triggered an SLR revolution by being the world's first camera with an embedded microcomputer, Canon believes the EOS 300D will be seen as the point in history when the SLR market shifted irrevocably to digital.

    Precision optics, unrivalled sensor quality

    At the front end of the EOS 300D is the lens system and digital sensor. Film EOS users considering the move to digital will be pleased to learn the EOS 300D works seamlessly with any of Canon's renowned EF lenses, of which there are currently more than 60.

    An APS-C sized sensor gives the camera a 1.6x magnification over 35mm film format. In order to furnish EOS 300D customers with the equivalent 28 90mm zoom range so popular with 35mm film EOS users, a new EF S 18 55 f/3.5 5.6 lens32 has been specially developed. This lens takes advantage of the compact sensor size, employing a 'short back focus system' which mounts the lens closer to the sensor than previous models. This provides high-quality images in a remarkably low-weight, short-length lens.

    The 6.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor is almost identical to that found in the EISA award-winning EOS 10D which remains the benchmark for image quality. ISO speeds of 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 are selectable, giving film users a film speed range with which they will be comfortable.

    Print straight from the camera

    The EOS 300D is the first digital EOS camera to support the vendor-independant PictBridge print standard from launch date. Lab-quality prints can now be produced without the need for a computer by directly connecting the EOS 300D to compatible photo printers via standard USB cable. A large 1.8" LCD is used to select and review photographs to be printed and set print variables.

    Fast image processing with superb results

    Underpinning the camera's technical superiority is Canon's high-speed DIGIC (Digital Image Core) processor. In the days of film, image processing was the role of film companies and mini-labs. With digital, the critical role of image processing must be handled by the camera. Complex algorithms required to accurately process functions such as white balance and color rendition are integrated into the DIGIC processor, resulting in high quality images with no trade-off in camera responsiveness. "A great digital image requires both quality raw ingredients and quality processing" says Komatsuzaki. "Superior lens and sensor technologies ensure the best raw ingredients. It is what DIGIC does with these that gives the EOS 300D the edge".

    Wide area, high speed focusing

    7 selectable focusing points give an ultra wide AF area generally only found in advanced SLRs. Focusing modes include One-Shot AF (for fast, accurate single-shot focusing), and AI AF which can automatically switch to AI servo AF for continuous tracking of subject movement - well suited to sports photography. A Manual Focus override is selectable from the lens.

    High-end exposure control

    The EOS 300D boasts 35 zone TTL metering, essentially covering the full frame. Three metering modes (evaluative, partial, and centre weighted average) assure balanced exposures in every situation. Along with the full range of automated and manual shooting modes expected in a high-end SLR, the EOS 300D features Programmed Image Control modes such as Night Portrait, Sports, Close-up, Landscape, Portrait and Flash OFF. A built-in automatic flash pops up nearly 90mm above the optical axis to lessen the chance of red-eye for better flash photos.

    Shooting adaptability

    The EOS 300D is superbly specified to deliver outstanding results in virtually any shooting situation. The camera has a shutter speed range of 1/4000 - 30 seconds, bulb and high speed x-sync at 1/200s. Simultaneous recording to both RAW and JPEG (middle/fine) formats is possible, while 2GB and higher CompactFlash cards, Types I and II, are supported. Optional wired or infra red wireless remote control is available. Adobe RGB has been added to the standard sRGB colour space. There are seven Auto White Balance settings (such as cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, etc.) plus custom White Balance and +/- 3 stop White Balance Bracketing (WB-BKT).

    Comprehensive accessories, software and online access

    The EOS 300D comes complete with battery pack, charger, USB cable, video cable, wide embroidered anti-slip neck strap. Purchase of the EOS 300D entitles customers to membership of the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY web portal for a 100 MB online photo album for image uploads. A full software suite is included for handling image file transfers between camera and computer, managing and printing files, and preview and conversion of RAW image files. PhotoStitch is included for seamless merging of panorama shots.
  7. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

    Aug 9, 2001
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    List price
    (Body only) • US: $899 (Canon Rebel Digital)
    • EU: €1,099 (Canon EOS-300D)
    • UK: £899(Canon EOS-300D)
    • JP: 120,000 YEN (Canon Kiss Digital)

    List price
    (Lens kit: Body & 18-55 mm lens)
    • US: $999
    • EU: €1,199
    • UK: £999

    Body material

    • 22.7 x 15.1 mm CMOS sensor
    • RGB Color Filter Array
    • Built-in fixed low-pass filter
    • 6.5 million total pixels (3152 x 2068)
    • 6.3 million effective pixels (3072 x 2048)
    • 3:2 aspect ratio

    Image Processor

    Image sizes
    • 3072 x 2048
    • 2048 x 1360
    • 1536 x 1024

    File formats
    • RAW
    • RAW + JPEG
    • JPEG (EXIF 2.2)

    File sizes (approx.)
    • 3072 x 2048 JPEG Fine: 3.1 MB
    • 3072 x 2048 JPEG Normal: 1.8 MB
    • 2048 x 1360 JPEG Fine: 1.8 MB
    • 2048 x 1360 JPEG Normal: 1.2 MB
    • 1536 x 1024 JPEG Fine: 1.4 MB
    • 1536 x 1024 JPEG Normal: 0.9 MB

    Color space
    • sRGB
    • Adobe RGB (no parameter adjustment available)

    • Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
    • 1.6x field of view crop

    • 7-point TTL
    • CMOS sensor
    • AF working range: 0.5 - 18 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100)

    Focus modes
    No selection available, depends on exposure mode:
    • One shot AF (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Scene, A-DEP)
    • AI Servo AF (Sports)
    • AI Focus AF (Auto, Flash Cancel, P, Tv, Av,M)

    AF / MF
    Switch on lens barrel

    AF point selection
    • Auto
    • Manual

    AF assist

    • TTL 35 zone SPC
    • Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 20°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)

    Metering modes
    No selection available, depends on exposure mode:
    • Evaluative 35-zone (All modes except M)
    • Partial 9% at center (Also with AE-Lock in P, Tv, Av, M, A-Dep)
    • Center-weighted average (M only)

    AE Lock
    AE lock button

    AE Bracketing
    • +/- 2.0 EV
    • 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments

    Exposure compen.
    +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps

    • Auto (100, 200 or 400)
    • ISO 100
    • ISO 200
    • ISO 400
    • ISO 800
    • ISO 1600

    • Focal-plane shutter
    • 30 - 1/4000 sec (0.3 EV steps)
    • Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
    • Bulb

    Aperture values
    • F1.0 - F91 (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
    • Actual aperture range depends on lens used

    White balance
    • Auto (3000 - 7000 K)
    • Daylight (5200 K)
    • Shade (7000 K)
    • Cloudy (6000 K)
    • Tungsten (3200 K)
    • Fluorescent (4000 K)
    • Flash (6000 K)
    • Custom (2000 - 10000 K)

    WB Bracketing
    +/-3 levels

    Processing params
    • Parameter 1 (sRGB) - Default
    • Parameter 2 (sRGB)
    • Standard (sRGB)
    • Adobe RGB
    • Set 1 (sRGB)
    • Set 2 (sRGB)
    • Set 3 (sRGB)

    Custom params
    • Contrast (+/-2)
    • Sharpness (+/-2)
    • Saturation (+/-2)
    • Color tone (+/-2)

    • Pentamirror
    • 95% frame coverage
    • Magnification: 0.88x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
    • Eyepoint: 21 mm
    • Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
    • Fixed laser matte screen

    Viewfinder info
    • AF points
    • AF/FE lock
    • AEB
    • Shutter Speed
    • Aperture
    • Exposure Level / Compensation
    • Max. burst
    • AF/MF focus confirmation
    • CF warning

    LCD monitor
    • 1.8" TFT LCD
    • 118,000 pixels
    • 5 brightness levels
    • 10x zoom playback

    Record review
    • Off
    • On
    • On (Info, inc. histogram)
    • 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold

    • Auto pop-up E-TTL auto flash
    • Guide number approx 13
    • Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
    • X-Sync: 1/200 sec

    External flash
    • E-TTL auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
    (No PC Sync terminal)

    Shooting modes
    • Auto
    • Portrait
    • Landscape
    • Close-up
    • Sports
    • Night portrait
    • Flash off
    • Program AE (P)
    • Shutter priority AE (Tv)
    • Aperture priority AE (Av)
    • Manual (M)
    • Depth-of-field (A-Dep)

    Drive modes
    • Single
    • Continuous: 2.5 fps up to 4 frames
    • Self-timer 10 secs

    Direct printing
    • Canon Card Photo Printers
    • Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
    • PictBridge

    Other features
    • Orientation sensor
    • Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
    • LCD panel illumination

    Auto rotation
    • On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
    • Off

    Playback mode
    • Single image
    • Single image with info (inc. histogram)
    • Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
    • 9 image index
    • Auto play
    • Image rotation
    • Jump

    Custom functions

    Menu languages
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • Dutch
    • Swedish
    • Norwegian
    • Danish
    • Finnish
    • Chinese
    • Japanese

    Firmware User

    • USB 1.1 (inc PTP)
    • A/V out

    • Compact Flash Type I or II
    • Microdrive supported
    • FAT 12/16 and FAT 32 support
    • No CF card supplied

    • Lithium-Ion BP-511/512 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (date/time backup)
    • Optional AC adapter

    142 x 99 x 72 mm (5.6 x 3.9 x 2.8 in)

    (inc batt) 645 g (1.4 lb)
  8. TypeSDragoon

    TypeSDragoon Guest

    Body material

  9. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

    Aug 9, 2001
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    i know :(

    but i want an slr (mostly for the zoom), and I'm trying to save for a new car among other things....
  10. Gutshot

    Gutshot New Member

    Feb 7, 2002
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    get the Canon 10D instead of the 300D
  11. rabbit_jake

    rabbit_jake Guest

    I'll be getting the rebel as soon as it comes out. Ineed something a little better than my Olympus 3020.
  12. Mike Panic

    Mike Panic New Member

    Sep 2, 2003
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  13. Mancini

    Mancini Guest

    get the Canon 1Ds instead of the 10D
  14. Mike Panic

    Mike Panic New Member

    Sep 2, 2003
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    if u wanna play that game

    get the phaseone h30 digital back instead of the 1ds :big grin:

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