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Always one to want more...

...and since the last few months have been very expensive, making me need to put off toy purchases, I've got incentive to wait.

Wait for what?

Well...

Canon just announced their new EOS 50D, successor to last year's really nice (but in some ways leapfrogged by the Rebel XSi) 40D. Nikon just announced their new D90, long-awaited successor to the D80.

They're not really competing in the same market segment.

The D90 is, feature- and price-wise, positioned against the EOS 40D. It's got some interesting gadgets (like an optional plug-in GPS for geotagging your photos as you shoot) and gimmicks (like HD movie recording capability) and market-standard "must-have" features (live view).

The EOS 50D is the step-up from the EOS 40D. It's got a new sensor that, while higher-density and higher-sensitivity (ISO 3200 "pushable" to 6400 and 12800), is less noisy than the already good 40D's sensor. It's also got a shiny fast new Digic 4 processor and a cool new control interface to go with it.

It will be interesting to see the full reviews and try each of them out when they hit the stores.

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fairegoddess
Aug. 27th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
And if nothing else, the new releases will probably drop the prices on the 40D and the D80.
bovil
Aug. 27th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
Well, I already know I don't want a D80, and Canon has already let the cat out of the bag regarding new pricing on the EOS 40D (which they're not discontinuing).
johno
Aug. 27th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
Looking at the specs, except for the smaller size, I'm glad I sprang for the D300 rather then wait for the D90.

bovil
Aug. 27th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
I wouldn't put the D90 up against the D300. I would definitely put it up against the Rebel XSi and the EOS 40D.
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