Is the EOS 5D Mk II a worthy successor to the original full frame DSLR?
The D90 is a direct replacement for the D80, and it does feel as if it's been a long time coming. After all, the D80 was starting to be a little embarrassed by the cheaper D60, which has the same resolution, a bigger LCD and a new, image-stabilised kit lens.
Given the intense competition in the current advanced amateur SLR market, Canon's decision to launch the EOS 50D six months earlier than previous models in this line comes as no major shock.
Pentax and Samsung enjoy a ‘technology partnership’ in the digital SLR market, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to discover that there are plenty of similarities between their cameras.
Canon's EOS 400D has been instrumental in driving the budget SLR market. Now the Japanese giant has released an upgrade to the 400D, the 450D. The main changes are two million more pixels, a new, easier-to-handle chassis and Live View, which shows what the camera is 'seeing' on the rear LCD.
The past year has been quite a busy one for Olympus. First there was the launch of the cute E-410 and E-510, followed by the impressive professional E-3 DSLR, which saw one of the world's most innovative camera brands re-enter the serious DSLR market.