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Old Aug 20, 2003, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Canon EOS-300D - Here it is !

Here's all the info on the new Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/pr/ca...3_300d_pr.html



We'll have one in-house in the next couple of days and will have a comprehensive first look and sample photos posted by early next week.

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Old Aug 20, 2003, 9:04 AM   #2
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How about a Canon Japan web page for the EOS-300D ?

http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/eosdigital/index.html

Have fun, maybe by tomorrow night Canon USA will grace us with the press release and some photos, in the meantime check out the above URL, it's all there!

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HERE IS IT
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Old Aug 20, 2003, 9:38 AM   #3
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Definetly small and light, with the EF-S 18-55mm (Hello 4/3!)

... The price is key, around $1000 or below and we're talking!
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The price has been announced by Canon. It's $999 with a lens, $899 without.

It's called the Digital Rebel in the USA, 300D elsewhere.

Why isn't this in the breaking news? The silence is odd, very odd. Is there a bigger fish to come?

http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedat...italrebel.html


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Old Aug 20, 2003, 1:04 PM   #5
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Why isn't this in the breaking news? The silence is odd, very odd.
I think... all the competitor's jaw have just dropped (and the rumour has been true)!

<$900.00 for a dSLR just put everyone to shame, all other announcement is just a moot point @ this time. Imagine this SKU at BestBuy/CircuitCity next to a $1200 Sony... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Old Aug 20, 2003, 1:20 PM   #6
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Part of it is that they didn't give out samples. I believe I read from Steve earlier that they avoided breaches of NDAs by not giving any out.

Another link for info is:
http://www.canoneos.com/digitalrebel/index.html

Did they also anounce the A80? I hadn't seen that before, and its on their web page now.

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My first thought is what exactly is the difference between this new baby and the 10D? Seems to have many of the same features and capabilities. Yes?
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Sample images are available in the original link. Features wise this camera looks almost identical to the 10D except for the non-metal body (but who cares for $500, a 1/3 less). Check the manual, but it does have 2 more AF focus points than the 10D. I think it'll put a lot of pricing pressure on the A1/F828/CP5700 on the bottom, and the E1/*ist/SD9 on top!

... The other warning shot is the EF-S lens a' la Nikon (for digital only). Canon's notice for a new range of more affordable smaller/lighter lenses, ie a 55-200mm is next, and hopefully in the 3rd parties as well (sound like trouble for the 4/3 system already)!
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Canon seems to be repeating themselves :P

Way back when the EOS lline came out I bought a EOS10s and a Rebel-g. Both turned out to be excellent cameras I still use both of them. The rebel had fewer features, could only shoot 2fps and had 1 focus zone, the 10s could do 6fps and had 3 focus zones.

The rebel was made of plastic/carbonate and was much lighter but the plastic lense mount was a big worry point as a lense with a metal mount could very easily slice into the camera, or vice versa The lense that came with the rebel had a plastic mount and would probably have not lived long if I tried to use it on the other bodies.

But I like what I'm seeing, and hope it becomes a trend. :P
Maybe digital versions of the Eos elan or eos 3 next?

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Here are the differences that I can tell between the 10D and Digital Rebel:

No PC flash sync port
No ISO 3200 option
White balance can't be set by color temperature
Plastics body vs. (mostly) metal body
Burst rate is superior on the 10D
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