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Canon EOS 40D SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body)

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The Canon EOS 40D SLR Digital Camera is a superb choice for advanced amateur photographers and entry-level professionals. It incorporates an enhanced, 10.1-megapixel CMOS imaging sensor with the proprietary and super-efficient DIGIC III image processor together with a completely redesigned auto-focus sensor.

Ideal for shooting - and actually capturing - speed-sensitive subjects such as wildlife-nature shots as well as a wide variety of action and sports scenes, the combination of Canon's latest processor, DDR SDRAM high-speed memory, four-channel-per-line sensor readout, and two separate motors for shutter and mirror operation provides a fast, 6.5 frame-per-second (fps) continuous shooting capability, a top shutter speed of 1/8000 seconds, a fast 0.15-second initial start-up, and nearly instantaneous shutter response. Even with all of this speed, the EOS 40D Digital SLR provides impressive image quality using a 10.1-megapixel CMOS APS-C size image sensor that utilizes large microlenses over each pixel to reduce noise and expand sensitivity up to ISO 3200. Furthermore, the 14-bit Analog-to-Digital (A/D) conversion process enables the camera to recognize 16,384 colors per pixel for finer and more accurate gradations of tones and colors. Canon's proprietary DIGIC III image processing engine then ensures that the fine details and natural colors of the images are optimally recorded and, as an added bonus, is also responsible for its efficient energy consumption.

The large three-inch 230,000-pixel LCD screen of the EOS 40D provides broad color gamut and a viewing angle of 140-degree perspective in all directions to increase viewing ease in conditions such as bright sunlight. An added advantage of the large display is the ability to use a larger font size for text, making it easier to read setting and menu options. More significantly, the Live View function uses the LCD display to provide an expanded and exceedingly convenient set of shooting options. By permitting the framing and capturing of subjects using the camera's LCD screen instead of the viewfinder, the shooter gains a 100 percent field view to more easily achieve the desired composition, and an added Custom Function allows auto-focus during Live View, and provides the user with the ability to magnify the image by five or ten times in order to ensure optimal focus. Live View is at its best during tripod shooting - particularly for close-up photography where precise focusing is imperative. The EOS 40D is also a boon to more traditional shooters as well with an upgraded viewfinder that has an optical magnification of 0.95x, a viewing angle of 264 degrees and an eye point of 22mm.

The enhanced durability of the EOS 40D is attributed to its magnesium alloy exterior with upgraded dust and weather resistant construction, particularly around the camera's connection ports, battery compartment and memory card door. Plus the camera incorporates an extremely durable shutter that has been rated up to 100,000 cycles, The camera also helps to secure it's data from the most common cause of data corruption problems; should the user inadvertently open the CompactFlash card door while the camera is writing to the card, a warning will pop up on the LCD screen and an "alarm" will sound, but the image(s) will continue writing to the memory card without interruption.

The EOS Integrated Cleaning System uses ultrasonic vibrations to literally shake dust particles off of the low-pass filter in front of the sensor each time the camera is powered up or shut down. Users also have the option of engaging the "clean now" function at will or bypassing it altogether. Additionally, the manual sensor cleaning function raises the mirror and allows users to clean dust that has stuck to the low-pass filter. The second part of the cleaning system is a software solution that maps the location of any spots that may remain on the sensor. Subsequently, the offending dust information is subtracted from the final image during post processing using the supplied Digital Photo Professional software.

The EOS 40D Digital SLR is compatible with the full line-up of Canon EF lenses as well as the expanding selection of high-quality, affordable EF-S lenses created specifically for Canon Digital SLRs with APS-C size image sensors. It is also compatible with any of the EX Speedlite line of flash units and supports the E-TTL II protocol that provides reliable flash output whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total darkness. System accessories for the EOS 40D SLR include the redesigned high-capacity BG-E2N Battery Grip, which facilitates high-volume shooting, greater power options, and easier vertical shooting, and the WFT-E3A Wireless File Transmitter which permits wireless transfer and back-up, connection to a GPS receiver, or data transfer to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 external storage devices as well as remote control of the camera in Live View mode. Furthermore, the EOS 40D is also the first camera in its class to offer two interchangeable focusing screens in addition to the standard precision matte screen.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi with 18-55mm IS Lens

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The Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera incorporates a number of high-end functions and technology found in Canon's professional SLR models, including an improved autofocus sensor, enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion, and an advanced Live View function. Plus the proprietary DIGIC III image processor ensures that the fine details and natural colors of the images are optimally recorded, and also manages the camera's efficient energy consumption and high-speed signal processing performance.

The 12.2 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor employs large microlenses over each pixel to reduce noise and enhance sensitivity up to ISO 1600, while the 14-bit Analog-to-Digital (A/D) conversion process means the Rebel XSi camera records up to 16,384 colors per channel and allows the camera to produce images with finer and more accurate gradations of tones and colors. The camera also incorporates the Highlight Tone Priority and High-ISO Noise Reduction functions (previously found only on Canon's Professional Digital SLRs) and the camera is equipped with Canon's Auto Lighting Optimizer technology, which corrects image brightness and contrast automatically to prevent underexposure with backlit scenes.

The EOS Rebel XSi is fast - capable of continuously capturing 3.5 frames per second for bursts of up to 53 images. The faster frame rates and finer focusing capabilities of the Rebel XSi together with its impressive image burst rate will help photo enthusiasts capture split second action at just the right moment. Furthermore, the camera is equipped with a host of useful creative controls, including shutter speeds ranging from 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. plus Bulb, a choice of four metering patterns including 4% spot metering, a wide range of exposure modes from fully automatic to fully manual, depth of field preview, mirror lock and much more.

The large, 3-inch, 230,000 pixel LCD monitor makes it easier for users to review images and scroll through the menus, and also features a broadened color gamut and a wide viewing perspective in all directions. Furthermore the EOS Rebel XSi camera features Live View - which allows users to frame shots through the LCD screen rather than the viewfinder - this is particularly useful when shooting at odd angles or in situations when looking through the viewfinder is impractical.

The Rebel XSi DSLR utilizes Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning system. This involves a Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit that shakes dust particles off of the low-pass filter in front of the sensor, along with post processing with the supplied Digital Photo Professional software. Here the camera maps any spots that may remain on the sensor and subsequently subtracting dust spots from the final image during post processing.

In a departure from previous EOS Digital Rebel models, which accommodated CF type memory cards, the EOS Rebel XSi camera utilizes SD and SDHC memory cards including those with capacities higher than 2GB, making it the perfect upgrade for users already equipped with SD cards from point-and-shoot model cameras. In addition, it is fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses, as well as EX-series Speedlites, an optional Battery Grip, and remote control and viewfinder accessories. In regards to its overall design, the EOS Rebel XSi camera features a substantial yet streamlined profile, with curved edges, contoured surfaces, conveniently placed controls and comfortably constructed rubber grip and thumb rest that all contribute to fatigue-reducing hand fit. The camera body is constructed of a rugged yet lightweight combination of stainless steel and polycarbonate embedded with glass fiber, and the chassis exterior is enrobed in a durable ABS and Polycarbonate resin that is resistant to impact damage.

Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Digital Camera

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The Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Digital Camera offers users an ultra-compact digital camera that takes beautiful shots with the most advanced features and technology available - missing great shots is no longer an option. Combining a 12-Megapixel, 8th Generation Super CCD with a 5x wide angle optical zoom and a 2.7" high-resolution 230,000 pixel wide angle view LCD, the FinePix F100fd is a compact powerhouse that incorporates all the features users have come to expect from Fujifilm's more advanced digital cameras.

With the addition of Dual Image Stabilization, Face Detection 3.0 Technology with Automatic Red Eye Removal function, and ISO settings of up to ISO 12800 (3MB or smaller image), the F100fd takes compact digital cameras to the next level, arming users with a host of features and enabling them to take pictures never before possible.

The beautiful slim-line outer-shell is less than 24mm deep, making the camera extremely pocketable, with a design that reflects the sophisticated technology within. The enhanced 2.7" LCD screen incorporates Fujifilm's wide view filter thereby expanding the viewing angle by as much as 25 degrees compared to earlier models. The intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) system provides pop-up prompts to guide you through the menu, and makes the camera incredibly easy to use.

The FinePix F100fd also features a number of convenience features such as a dual memory card slot (which accepts the xD-Picture Card and the popular Secure Digital (SD) card format), a Dual Shot mode that takes two pictures with one press of the shutter button, and a total of 19 special scene position making the camera ideally suited to any photo opportunity. Furthermore, when a still image isn't sufficient, the camera's movie mode, captures movie clips with sound that are of broadcast quality.

Olympus E-520 SLR Digital Camera with Olympus 14-42mm Zuiko ED Lens

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The Olympus E-520 SLR Digital Camera combines the versatility, performance, and image quality of a professional SLR, with the simplicity, compact size and ease-of-use of a consumer point-and-shoot digital camera - making it an ideal camera for photo hobbyists and serious digital photographers alike. The high resolution 10-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor combined with the TruePic III processor gives you better color and quality with true-to-life skin tones, brilliant blue skies, precise color transitions, more detail and less image noise - plus the high resolution provides you with the flexibility to crop your images and still produce large, detailed prints.

The 2.7" HyperCrystal II LCD enables images to be beautifully displayed in vivid color, even from 176-degree viewing angles or in bright sunlight, and the Autofocus Live View feature provides users with the choice of framing images with the viewfinder or on the LCD Display, making it simple to preview and review your images, and is the perfect tool for macro, portrait or even landscape shooting. The ergonomic and lightweight design of the camera body means that the camera will be comfortable to hold even after a long day of sightseeing, and the E-520 makes it easy to shoot like a pro with 20 intuitive Scene Select Modes like Fireworks, Night Scene, Portraits and even underwater modes.

The E-520's industry-leading Image Stabilization technology, which is built into the camera body, compensates for movement so you can capture blur-free shots with any lens -- even at slow shutter speeds. It uses a gyro sensor to track the movement of the camera and automatically compensates for it by moving the image sensor so blurriness is minimized or even eliminated. The image stabilization system can also be activated to assist you in low light settings. Furthermore, the Professional quality Zuiko lenses that Olympus has developed for the Evolt SLR Cameras are designed to work perfectly with all of the camera's digital technology so your pictures will have exceptional color and clarity, and a broad selection of lenses is available. The E-520 also solves the dust problem commonly found with SLR Cameras by providing a proven anti-dust system so your pictures will be spotless - every time.

SanDisk 4GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Card

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The SanDisk Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card is a highly secure stamp-sized flash memory card, which can be used in a variety of digital products including digital music players, cellular phones, handheld PCs, digital cameras, digital video camcorders, smart phones, car navigation systems and electronic books, that conform to the SD 2.00 specification (rated Class 2 for speed and performance). The SDHC Card also contains a security feature for the protection of copyrighted data

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150 Digital Camera (Silver)

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The Sony Cybershot DSC-W150 Digital Camera is a compact, pocket-sized, durable camera that incorporates an 8.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor which achieves a high sensitivity up to ISO 3200 for low-light shooting. It also has a precision 5x wide-angle zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with an equivalent focal length of 30 - 150mm to produce beautiful images. Sony's Double Anti-Blur solution combines the High ISO of the camera with Sony's acclaimed Super SteadyShot Optical image Stabilization for crisp, clear images.

The smile shutter mode automatically captures an image when your subject smiles - without having to press the shutter. You can even prioritize the camera to capture photos only when a specific face is smiling. Furthermore, Sony's improved face detection technology, can distinguish between the faces of children and adults so you can select "child priority" or "adult priority".

The camera also includes Sony's D-Range Optimizer to retrieve picture details in photos with harsh highlights or dark shadows. Plus, the camera has a range of pre-programmed scene modes so you'll get good images - even in difficult shooting situations. It also incorporates a function guide and resolution guide to assist you in selecting the right settings for your photography needs. To frame your shots, you can use either the traditional, eye-level viewfinder or the large 2.7-inch bright LCD screen, which also makes it easy to review and share your images. To view your images in 1080 high-definition resolution, you can connect the camera to a compatible HDTV set via an optional HD component cable or optional HD Cyber-shot Station cradle.

Although the camera is loaded with great features, it is still incredibly easy to use. This high performance camera also features quick start-up, fast shot-to-shot times, and long battery life, with the ability to take up to 350 shots on a full charge of the Lithium-ion battery.

« Last Edit: November 18, 2008, 15:37 by leaf »


« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 15:48 »
how much for the Pentax k20D with stock w a lens , leaf?
i got it for 980 and a panasonic 16g sd hc for 100 bucks.
the pro store sells it for 1200 demo model . i almost bought it from them,
but lucky for me i walked across the mall and found this at a large chain store.
last model too. so got 300 dollars to keep for a better lense.

any suggestion? which lens i should use that 300 bucks for?

« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 15:53 »
depending on which kit lens you are talking about?

have you got a 50mm 1.8 lens?  If you don't have that one, you should get it.  And you will still have $$ left over :)


« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 18:54 »
depending on which kit lens you are talking about?

have you got a 50mm 1.8 lens?  If you don't have that one, you should get it.  And you will still have $$ left over :)
no, it came with the 18-55 3.5 -5.6 AL II .
the 50 mm 1.8 is not a DA lens, is it? it's not listed in the pentax DA .
if it's not a DA type, can i still use it with the K20D?  it would save me money too, if i used the older pentax lenses, right?

« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 02:36 »
hmm maybe pentax doesn't make a 50mm 1.8 lens.  I don't really know much about pentax cameras.  I didn't see the lens in BH photo anyhow  ???


« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 14:42 »
ya, and now with a new camera, i have to think about another dedicated flash.
it's expensive owning different brands .
why don't they allow cross brands with electronic flash on dslr?
now i have to decide whether i should trade in my e300. and we know how little we will get.


« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 16:03 »
hmm maybe pentax doesn't make a 50mm 1.8 lens.  I don't really know much about pentax cameras.  I didn't see the lens in BH photo anyhow  ???
Pentax never made a 50mm/1.8 they did 50mm/2.0, 50mm/1.7, 50mm/1.4, 50mm/1.2 and of course the macros 50mm/2.8 and 50mm/4.0.
At the moment they only sell FA 50mm/1.4 (full functional on K20D) DA stands for the cropped line (crop 1.5).
The DA 55mm/1.4 is coming soon (it supposed to be a fantastic lens) they also have the Pancake 40mm/2.8 and the limited 43mm/1.9 should also be avaible new.
For second-hand i would recommend the FA or F 50mm/1.7 (fully functional on K20D) its actually sharper at 2.0 and wide open than the 1.4 but you should get it cheaper.
The A-Version of this lens should be very cheap on ebay but you don't have AF with this lens and the build quality isn't as good as the F/FA-Version though its the same optical design.
You can look at a review of the FA 50mm/1.4 at dpreview.


« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 16:06 »
Best information about all lenses that pentax have built or still manufacturing:


« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 17:17 »
hey thx once again grp,
i knew this is the best place to get help. thx leaf !


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