Canon EOS 1D Review Round-Up

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Digital Photography Review

The EOS-1D is a remarkably important and prestigious camera for Canon. Not only can it deliver beautiful images with great resolution … sharpness and balanced color but it does so from what could be the most robust and best built 35mm SLR bodies ever. The eight frames per second shooting speed is truly unbelievable and in operation the 1D never fails or hesitates. Add to all of this the fact that the camera has the most flexible set of custom and personal functions of any D-SLR … My major concern with the 1D is high ISO banding, while this isn’t apparent in well-exposed shots with most of their detail at the higher end of the grayscale it does become visible especially in darker backgrounds or underexposed shots. … if you’re the type of photographer who will find themselves consistently shooting at high ISO’s (ISO 800 or above) then you really need to go back, check our high ISO samples and decide if you can live with the banding. READ FULL REVIEW

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Nikon D1X Review Round-Up

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Digital Photography Review

Well the D1x takes the strengths of the D1, throws away the weaknesses and builds a whole raft of new functionality, features and usability. When you see the camera as a whole, it’s excellent build quality, super rugged body and you add amazing resolution, superb color reproduction, low noise at higher ISO’s, fast operational speed, and support for Microdrive, you begin to realize that the D1x is going to be a very tough act for ANYONE to follow. An amazingly good performance, almost no visible noise all the way up to ISO 400, at ISO 800 there’s noise but it’s nothing too distracting. … I’m quite comfortable applauding Nikon and giving the D1x the crown of the best digital SLR on the market (at the time of writing this review). READ FULL REVIEW

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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Review Round-Up

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Digital Photography Review

Despite the significant jump in resolution from the EOS-1Ds (11 mp) to the EOS-1Ds Mark II (16.7 mp) the camera maintains an impressive four frames per second shooting rate and a buffer large enough for 32 JPEG or 11 RAW images. The EOS-1Ds Mark II’s internal bus throughput of approximately 67 megapixel/sec is virtually identical to the eight megapixel EOS-1D Mark II. The EOS-1Ds Mark II delivers a level of detail unmatched by any other current digital SLR (excluding the more ‘exotic’ medium format backs). … The EOS-1Ds Mark II is a very unforgiving camera when it comes to lenses. That ultra high resolution and full size 35 mm sensor mean that not only does the camera use all of the glass in a lens but it can reproduce it in minute detail, warts and all. … In my opinion both the EOS-1Ds Mark II and D2X represent the ultimate in current digital SLR technology. The EOS-1Ds Mark II’s problem however is its big price tag. READ FULL REVIEW

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Nikon D70s Review Round-Up

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Nikon’s D70s is a refinement of one of the most successful amateur dSLR’s ever produced. While its resolution falls 2-megapixels short of Canon’s industry-leading Digital Rebel XT, the D70s offers very good shooting performance and excellent image quality. Users of consumer digicams will find that the D70s’ responsiveness, viewfinder clarity, and image quality at high ISO settings overcome the limitations of their current equipment. As with any digital camera, there are some “gotchas.” Unlike the D100, Nikon does not offer an optional vertical grip/battery pack for the D70s. Users of fixed-lens digicams will eventually discover another problem, keeping the imager clean. Nikon is offering a very good value. READ FULL REVIEW

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Canon EOS D60 Review Round-Up

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Digital Photography Review

For me the D60 outperformed many of my expectations, I didn’t expect resolution to be as good as it is and I didn’t expect Canon to be able to keep noise levels down in the way they have. In almost every respect the D60 has performed flawlessly. There are the diagonal jaggies and ‘strange dots’ but these occur very infrequently in every day shots and even then they are hardly visible. Little touches like the reduced shutter release LAG, illuminated AF points, illuminated top status LCD, in-camera parameter programming are all welcome improvements and go to show that Canon are well aware of, and act upon user requests. One area I think a lot of people expected to be improved is auto focus, and this may be the D60’s only achilles heel. READ FULL REVIEW

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Canon EOS D30 Review Round-Up

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The D30 is a highly durable camera constructed from polycarbonate material on the outside with a steel inner frame. It is more compact and a good deal lighter than the D1 but its burst rate is only 3fps up to a maximum of 8 frames. The D30 offers more metering options and its continuous drive mode can be used in more than just the sports mode. The D30’s battery life is better (and simpler) thanks to its one high-capacity lithium pack. Besides the smaller size and lighter weight, the D30 is making waves because it is the first high-performance SLR to use a CMOS image sensor rather than a CCD. The ISO sensitivity is variable from 100 up to 1600 and as you can imagine the images get rather grainy looking at 800 or 1600. So far the D30 has fully lived up to my expectations. READ FULL REVIEW

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Nikon D70 Review Round-Up

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Digital Photography Review

Nikon has achieved three major improvements with the D70 (compared to the competition/the D100): (1) They have improved the performance of the camera, with its instant on availability, very fast shutter release, superb continuous shooting and image processing speed and smart use of its buffer. (2) They have maintained build quality while still delivering a smaller and lighter camera, the D70 doesn’t feel much less well built than the D100 but is lighter. (3) They have improved image sharpness and detail, while we could niggle about moiré the compromise between artifacts and sharpness is worth it, in many instances the D70 delivering more detail than our previous benchmark, the EOS 300D / EOS 10D CMOS sensor. There’s not much more for me to add other than I am very pleased to see Nikon stepping up with a quality camera which doesn’t compromise on build quality, feature set or image quality and yet offers superb value for money. READ FULL REVIEW

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Canon EOS 1Ds Review Round-Up

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Digital Photography Review

The EOS-1Ds is Canon’s newest professional SLR. Based on the EOS-1D body the EOS-1Ds raises resolution to 11 megapixels, uses a CMOS sensor and is the first Canon digital SLR with a sensor which captures a full 35 mm frame. The EOS-1D has a 4 megapixel sensor and can capture at an amazing 8 frames per second, clearly targeted at the sports photographer. … The 1Ds is capable of shooting at wider angle than any other digital SLR. From a size point of view the 1Ds body is almost identical to an EOS-1V with the additional powerdrive booster attached. … Build quality is superb, the entire body molded from magnesium alloy with environmental seals around every compartment door, terminal, connector and button. The EOS-1Ds is the first released digital SLR with double figure effective pixel count and it’s also one of the first released digital SLR’s with a full 35 mm size sensor. …I love this camera, it’s addictive, you get the first hit when you pick it up, look through the viewfinder and press that shutter release, it’s one of the most effective and rewarding photographic tools you can use. … Simply the best (at the time of writing this review). READ FULL REVIEW

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Canon EOS 10D Review Round-Up

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Digital Photography Review

Without a doubt the other most significant thing about the EOS-10D is the price. Other internal improvements included the new LCD monitor, the addition of Adobe RGB, a rotation sensor and crucially support for sensitivity equivalence up to ISO 3200. If you’ve ever handled a D30 or D60 and you pick up the EOS-10D you’ll be immediately struck by how much stronger this camera feels, and how much that body adds to the feeling of quality and superb value. The next surprise will be your first auto focus, which will be remarkably fast and certain. I have no concerns in stating that as things stand (at the time of writing this review) the EOS-10D is the absolute best in class, with the best image quality, lowest high sensitivity noise, superb build quality and excellent price (not to mention the huge choice of lenses). READ FULL REVIEW

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Nikon D2Xs Review Round-UP

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While it represents only a relatively minor upgrade relative to the original D2X, the Nikon D2Xs remains an exceptionally strong competitor in the professional SLR market…The D2Xs is really just a running upgrade of the original D2X, adding a few enhancements and improving performance slightly, but leaving the basic operation unchanged. Reflecting this, most of this review is lifted directly from our earlier review of the D2X, although all test images were reshot, and the analysis of what we found there is all-new. …By far the biggest deal with the D2Xs is its dual-resolution nature. It can be used as either a high resolution 12.21 megapixel SLR capable of around 20 JPEG shots at five frames per second, or change to a 6.87 megapixel speed demon that can deliver up to 34 JPEGs at eight frames per second….Our feeling about the camera is pretty well summed up in the list of pros and cons above: There’s just a load of things to like about this camera, and precious little to complain about! READ FULL REVIEW

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