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The latest DSLRs from Canon

Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i - full review
Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i Sensor: 15.1 Mpixel CMOS / 22.3x14.9mm
Image size: 4752 x 3168 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Canon EF / EF-S (x1.6 coverage)
Screen: 3in, 920K pixels
Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 129x98x62mm
Weight: 480g (body ex battery)
Announced: March 2009
Canon’s EOS 500D / Rebel T1i is the company’s latest entry-level DSLR and the successor to the hugely popular EOS 450D / Rebel XSi. The body, viewfinder and AF system are unchanged, but inside the 500D / T1i shares the same 15.1 Mpixel resolution as the EOS 50D, along with its maximum sensitivity of 12800 ISO; continuous shooting is slower though at 3.4fps. The big new feature is HD video recording in either 1080p or 720p and completing the picture is a VGA screen and HDMI port.
 



Canon EOS 5D Mark II - full review / video tour in HD
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Sensor: 21.1 Mpixel CMOS / 36x24mm
Image size: 5616 x 3744 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Canon EF (x1 coverage)
Screen: 3in, 920K pixels
Memory format: CF
Size: 152x114x75mm
Weight: 810g (body ex battery)
Announced: September 2008
Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II is the successor to the popular EOS 5D and keeps the full-frame sensor, but boosts the resolution from 12.8 to 21.1 Megapixels to match the flagship EOS 1Ds Mark III. The new sensor supports 14-bit files, continuous shooting at 3.9fps and extended sensitivity up to 25,600 ISO. The viewfinder's been improved to 98% coverage, there's a 3in VGA screen and there's even HD movie recording with sound at 1920x1080 pixels, along with an HDMI port.
 




Canon EOS 50D - full review / video tour
 
Canon EOS 50D - front view Canon EOS 50D - angle view Canon EOS 50D - rear view
     
Sensor: 15.1 Mpixel CMOS / 22.3x14.9mm
Image size: 4752 x 3168 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Canon EF / EF-S (x1.6 coverage)
Screen: 3in, 920K pixels
  Memory format: CF
Size: 146x108x74mm
Weight: 730g (body ex battery)
Announced: August 2008

The EOS 50D is Canon’s latest semi-pro DSLR, and while it shares essentially the same body as the EOS 40D, there’s a number of key differences. First is a significant boost in resolution to 15.1 Megapixels, and an increase in the maximum sensitivity to 12800 ISO. Despite the higher resolution, continuous shooting is only fractionally slower at 6.3fps. The screen remains 3in, but is a new high resolution 920k VGA  model, and there’s also now an HDMI port for HD slideshows.




Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS - full review / video tour
 
Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS - top view Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS - front view Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS - rear view
     
Sensor: 10.1 Mpixel CMOS / 22.2x14.8mm
Image size: 3888 x 2592 pixels / 3:2
Lens bundle: EF-S 18-55mm IS (x1.6 coverage)
Screen: 2.5in, 230K pixels
  Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 126x98x62mm
Weight: 450g (body ex battery)
Announced: June 2008

The new EOS 1000D / Rebel XS replaces the EOS 400D / XTi as the entry-level model in Canon’s range and sports the same 10.1 Megapixel resolution, 3fps continuous JPEG shooting and 2.5in screen. The big new feature is Live View, although the 1000D / XS is also Canon’s lightest DSLR to date at just 450g. Beyond this, the 1000D swaps its predecessor’s 9-point AF for a 7-point wide area AF system and Compact Flash cards for SD memory.




Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi - full review / video tour
 
Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi - front view Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi - rear view Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi - top view
     
Sensor: 12.2 Mpixel CMOS / 22.2x14.8mm
Image size: 4272 x 2848 pixels / 3:2
Lens bundle: EF-S 18-55mm f3.5~5.6 IS (x1.6 coverage)
Screen: 3in, 230K pixels
  Memory format: SD / SDHC
Size: 129x98x62mm
Weight: 475g (body ex battery)
Announced: January 2008

Canon’s new budget DSLR, the EOS 450D / Rebel XSi features a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with Live View and contrast-based AF options, a 3in screen, a switch to SD memory cards, and comes in a bundle with the EF-S 18-55mm IS lens, giving the standard kit Image Stabilisation. Other features include spot-metering, 14-bit processing, the DIGIC III processor with auto-lighting optimisation, and slightly quicker 3.5fps continuous shooting.





Canon EOS 40D - full review / video tour
 
Canon EOS 40D - front view Canon EOS 40D - top view Canon EOS 40D - rear view
     
Sensor: 10.1 Mpixel CMOS / 22.2x14.8mm
Image size: 3888 x 2592 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Canon EF / EF-S (x1.6 coverage)
Screen: 3in, 230K pixels
  Memory format: CF
Size: 146x108x74mm
Weight: 740g (body ex battery)
Announced: August 2007

The EOS 40D is Canon’s latest semi-pro DSLR sporting a number of upgrades over the EOS 30D including 10.1 Megapixel resolution, Live View, 14-bit A to D conversion, anti-dust features and quick 6.5fps continuous shooting. Canon’s also beefed-up the build quality, improved the viewfinder and AF system, and additionally fitted a bigger 3in screen, which all adds up to a significant upgrade and what could be seen as a mini 1D Mark III for the rest of us.




Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III - news analysis
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Sensor: 21.1 Mpixel CMOS / 36x24mm
Image size: 5616 x 3744 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Canon EF (x1 coverage)
Screen: 3in, 230K pixels
Memory format: CF (UDMA) / SDHC
Size: 156x157x80mm
Weight: 1.21Kg (body ex battery)
Check best price: USA / UK
Announced: August 2007
Canon’s 1Ds Mark III is the company’s new flagship DSLR, sporting a 21.1 Megapixel full frame sensor which allows you to use EF lenses without any field reduction. The sensor also supports Live View facilities on the 3in screen, although the viewfinder still boasts 100% coverage. A pair of new DiG!C III processors allow 5fps continuous shooting and there’s also support for UDMA CF cards. Sensitivity ranges from 50 to 3200 ISO and the build quality is very tough.
 



Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Canon EOS-1D Mark III Sensor: 10.1 Mpixel CMOS / 28.1x18.7mm
Image size: 3888 x 2592 pixels / 3:2
Lens mount: Canon EF (x1.3 coverage)
Screen: 3in, 230K pixels
Memory format: CF / SDHC
Size: 156x157x80mm
Weight: 1.155Kg (body ex battery)
Check best price: USA
Announced: February 2007
Canon’s EOS 1D Mark III is designed for pro sports photographers and is the fastest DSLR in the world. It improves on both the resolution and continuous shooting of its predecessor, boasting 10.1 Megapixels and 10fps, while additionally offering an extended 6400 ISO sensitivity. The new self-cleaning APS-H sized sensor has a 1.3x field reduction factor, and suffice it to say the body's build quality is incredibly tough.
 



Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi - full review / video tour / group test / lens group test
 
Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi - rear view Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi - front view Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi - top view
     
Sensor: 10.1 Mpixel CMOS / 22.2x14.8mm
Image size: 3888 x 2592 pixels / 3:2
Lens bundle: 18-55mm f3.5~5.6 EF-S (x1.6 coverage)
Screen: 2.5in, 230K pixels
  Memory format: CF / Microdrive
Size: 127x94x64mm / 5x3.7x2.5in
Weight: 510g / 18oz (body ex battery)
Announced: August 2006

Canon’s EOS 400D (Rebel XTi) is the successor to the hugely popular EOS 350D (Rebel XT), featuring 10.1 Megapixels, a 2.5in screen and anti-dust systems which vibrate the low pass filter and retouch affected images. To find out more and compare the quality to the 350D and Sony’s A100, check our full EOS 400D / Rebel XTi review. For info on upgrading the kit lens, check out our EOS 400D lens upgrade grouptest.




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