New Canon SLRs Are Making Their Rounds

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

It wasn’t that many years ago that the prices of digital SLRs were prohibitive for average camera users: unless you were a professional photographer — or at least a very serious photo junkie — chances are, your digital camera was autofocus. And Canon had the perfect consumer-driven answer to this reality: the Elph.

But with the rise of beefed-up camera sensors on smartphones (models like the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S 2 now boast 8-megapixel cameras and incredibly sophisticated photo imaging software), companies like Canon have been forced to make digital SLRs more affordable in order to offer consumers a step up from what they already get from their favourite smartphones.

The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is a perfect example of this. According to DigitalTrends, the camera boasts an 8.5 out of 10 rating for quality, performance, and features, with the only “cons” being a slight lack of stability when using a maximum telephoto lens and a less-than-stellar video shooting capability. But those flaw aside, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS has a fabulous imaging processor — still great even though the camera was released in 2010, as well as an impressive 35x zoom: “This gives you a focal range of a nice wide-angle (24mm) with a telephoto that extends as far as 840mm.” For the money, this is just about the best value-priced digital zoom you’ll find on the market today.

But if you’re looking for a newer Canon SLR model, you’re in luck: Canon is set to release a new model at this year’s expo.

The new Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras, such as the EOS 5D Mark II, provide high-end features, such as a large CMOS Image Sensor, DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor and advanced AF System. And together with their new EF lenses, which offer a standard zoom 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens to the 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM telephoto zoom lens, “the wide variety of Canon EF lenses make them an ideal fit for any professional photographer looking to capture beautiful images near or afar.”

If you’re of the millions of smartphone users who enjoy taking high-quality snap shots on your phone, but are looking for a high quality SLR digital camera for more serious photography, going with one of Canon’s newer models is a perfect choice.

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1 Response to “New Canon SLRs Are Making Their Rounds”

  1. 1 Maschera Nov 17th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I barely use the camera on my smartphone (Motorola Defy), i rather prefer digital cameras like this one. My favorite feature has to be the 35x zoom, simply awesome!

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