Friday, July 28, 2006

My new toy

I have been searching around for a spanking good camera to use, i know i already have a digital camera. But i really like photography and i would defitnately love to learn, in that case i need a really good camera to go more into photography. Very much thanks to my dad he found a place where they sell used camera for a damn good price, here is the model that i wish to own.

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Image Sensor

Type CMOS sensor

Effective Pixels Approx. 8.0 megapixels

Size (mm) 22.2 x 14.8

Focal Length Conversion Factor

Color filter Type Primary color filter

Recording System

Recording Media Compact Flash

Slot/Type CF Type I/II

Recording Quality (JPEG compression) (1) Large/Fine
(2) Large/Normal
(3) Middle/Fine
(4) Middle/Normal
(5) Small/Fine
(6) Small/Normal
(7) RAW compression + L/F (8).RAW compression

(RAW compression) Separate RAW compression and JPEG compression (L/F) images

(JPEG compression + RAW compression)(Simultaneous Recording) (1) Large: 8.00
(2) Middle: 4.15
(3) Small: 2.00

Recording Pixels (Approx. megapixels) sRGB: Yes

File size Adobe RGB: Yes (Exif 2.21)Color: Contrast, sharpness, color saturation, color tone

Color Space Monochrome: Contrast, sharpness, filter efftect, toning

Compatible Card Capacity 2 GB and higher

Imaging Processor

Imaging Processor DIGIC II

White Balance

System Image Sensor

Settings Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, twilight, sunset, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature

WB Correction (Levels) Blue/Amber bias: +/-9 levels
Magenta/Green bias: +/-9 levels
Auto white balance with the image sensor

WB Bracketing Amount: +/-3 levels in 1-level increments
Direction: Blue/Amber bias & Magenta/Green bias
Shutter release: 3 images with one shot


Coverage Approx. 95%

Magnification 0.8x

Eyepoint 21 mm

Dioptric adjustment -3.0 - +1.0 dpt

Focusing Screen Precision Matte

Depth-of-field Preview Yes


AF Points 7

Focusing Modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF

AF Point Selection Cross keys/Main dial

Brightness EV 0.5 -18

AF Mode Selectable Yes

50 kph predictive AF (EF300mm f/2.8L IS IS, approx. m) 10

AF-assist beam type Stroboscopic flash

Exposure Control

Sensor Zones 35

Metering Range EV 1-20 Evaluative, partial at center, center weighted averaged

Metering Modes Yes

Metering Modes Selectable Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE, Shutter speed priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual, Depth of field AE

Shooting Modes Equivalent to ISO 100-1600

ISO speed Basic Zone: Auto
Creative Zone: 100, 200, 400, 800, 600

Exposure compensation (increments and range) +/-2 in 1/3- or ½-stop inc.

AEB (increments and range) +/-2 in 1/3- or ½-stop inc.

AE Lock Yes

Flash Metering Mode Evaluative metering: E-TTL II
Averaged metering: Yes (C.Fn-8-1)


Shutter Speeds 1/4000 - 30 sec, bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.


Drive Modes Single, continuous, Self-timer

Continuous Shooting Speed (fps) One Shot: 3 / AI Servo: 3

Max. Burst JPEG compression: 14 (Fine/Fine) / RAW compression: 5

Built-in Flash

Guide No. 13

Coverage (Angle of view, mm) 17

Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3- or ½ stops increment.

Fe Lock Yes

LCD Monitor

Screen Size 1.8 inches

Pixels displayed Approx.115, 000


Display Modes Single image (basic info/info/no info)/Index

Histogram/Highlight alert Yes

Zoom-in magnification Approx. 1.5x – 10x

Jump display 10 images/100 images/Date

Image Rotation Yes (90°, 270°)

Image Protection Yes

Menu Interface Language

Menu Interface Language 15

Custom Functions (Qty/settings)

Custom Functions (Qty/settings) 9/24

Recording Format

DCF (Ver) 2.0

Exif (Ver) 2.21

Direct Printing /Printing

PictBridge (PTP) compatibility Yes

CP/BJ Direct compatibility Yes

Direct Print Yes

DPOF (Ver) 1.1

External Interface

USB (Ver) 2.0 Hi-speed

Video OUT (NTSC/PAL) Yes

Remote Control Terminal Yes (RS-60E3)

Wireless Remote Control Yes (RC-1, RC-5)

Startup Time

Startup Time 0.2 sec

Power Source

Possible Shots (20°, 50%) 400 (NB-2LH)

Battery NB-2LH

AC Power Yes

Date/Time Backup Battery CR2016

Battery Grip BG-E3 (size-AA batteries compatible)


Material Plastic

Exterior Color Silver/Black

LCD Panel Illumination Yes

EF-S Lens Compatibility Yes

Chassis Material

Material Stainless Steel + Plastic

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W X H X D) 126.5 x 94.2 x 64 mm

Weight 485g (body only)

Source from Canon Malaysia

What do you guys think? it is indeed the joy of photography right? i have personally inspected and tested the Canon EOS 350D myself and it is worth to buy, since a canon powershot S30 cost around RM1895 and the Canon EOS 350D cost RM1700 so i might as well get one with the better specs right? It's going to be Maggi mee for the whole month after i get the Canon EOS 350D.

*please pardon the techno geek jargons*


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