Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i

Canon announces the EOS 650D / Rebel T4i featuring some interesting new features:

  • 18 MP sensor
  • 5 fps
  • Touch screen
  • Phase detection AF system (“hybrid CMOS”) for focussing in movie and live view modus (similar to Nikon J1)
  • Full HD video at 24/25/30 fps and stereo mics
  • ISO 100 too 12800, boostable to 25600

Quite a nice update to its predecessor EOS 600D /Rebel T3i !

Additionally to the new cam there are also two new lenses for shooting video: a very small EF 40/2.8 pancake and  EF-S 18-135/3.5-5.6 IS, both featuring a motor for silent and fast focusing.

D700 shoots video

Olivier Giroux has used the Nikon SDK (software development kit) to write a software to catch videos with the Nikon D700 – it really works:

Nikon D90 is here

Nikon announced the new D90, successor to the D80. As expected it features

  • 12 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 3″ 920.000 pixel monitor
  • Image sensor cleaning
  • Live View with contrast-detect AF and face detection
  • Movie capture at up to 1280 x 720 (720p) 24 fps with mono sound
  • IS0 200-3200 range (boosted 100-6400)
  • 4.5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • New optional compact GPS unit for hot shoe

Dpreview posted a hands-on preview.

Chase Jarvis already had the camera and posted a D90 video to YouTube.