Canon has announced the EOS-350D, an upgraded version of the popular EOS-300D. The 300D has been lauded with kickstarting the 'low-cost', sub-£1,000 (inc VAT) SLR market which has also seen models such as the E-1 and E-300 from Olympus. The 350D adds features and functions found on Canon's higher-end digital SLRs.

The EOS-350D features an APS-C size 8.0-megapixel CMOS sensor, up from the 300D's 6.3mp sensor. This allows the 350D to produce stills up to 3,456-x-2,304 pixels in size - in RAW, TIF or JPG formats - and from ISO 100 to ISO 1,600. The 350D replaces the 300D's DIGIC image processor with the DIGIC II processor, as found in the more expensive EOS-1D Mark II and EOS-1Ds Mark II cameras.

 border=0 /><BR></div>
</p>
<p>
According to Canon, the 350D starts up in 0.2 seconds. E-TTL II distance-linked flash metering provides easy, consistent and precise flash exposures. Users can now select between three focus modes: One-Shot AF, AI SERVO, and AI Focus. Canon says writing to memory card is 3.5 times faster and the interface is upgraded to USB 2.0 Hi-Speed for fast image downloads. Mirror lock-up and 2nd curtain flash have also been added.
</p>
<p>
The 350D also features the same Monochrome mode found on the EOS 20D, allowing users to shoot in black-&-white with a range of filter effects. White Balance correction of both blue/amber and magenta/green bias is available to ±9 levels and WB bracketing is extended to include the magenta/green bias direction.
</p>
<p>
As before the 350D features a standard EOS lens mount, allowing any of Canon

The EOS-300D will ship in March for £638 plus VAT for the body alone or £680 plus VAT bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II lens kit.

 border=0 /><BR></div>
</p>
</div>
</section>
</section>
<footer>
<style>
</style>
<div class="shareLinks">
<p>Share this</p>
<div class="socialIcon facebook">
<div data-gd-plugin="facebook-public-share"></div>
</div>
<div class="socialIcon twitter">
<div data-gd-plugin="twitter-public-share" data-gd-tw-text="Canon upgrades budget SLR to EOS-350D @digital_arts" data-gd-tw-url="http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/creative-lifestyle/canon-upgrades-budget-slr-eos-350d/"></div>
</div>
<div class="socialIcon googlePlus">
<div data-gd-plugin="google-plus-one-public-share"></div>
</div>
<div class="socialIcon emailButton">
<img src="http://cdn2.digitalartsonline.co.uk/graphics/icons/emailShare.png" alt="send to a friend" style="margin-top: 3px" />
</div>
<div style="clear: both"></div>
</div>
<div class="sendToFriendFormContainer">
<div id="fbSendToAFriendFormContainer" class="formContainer smallForm">
<fieldset class="registrationFormFieldSet formContainer smallForm">
<div class="closeSendToFriend">X</div>
<a href="#topoffbSendToAFriendForm" name="topoffbSendToAFriendForm" id="topoffbSendToAFriendForm" class="topOfFormPlacer"><!-- x --></a>
<form name="fbSendToAFriendForm" id="fbSendToAFriendFormID" action="" method="post" class="genericForm ajaxForm" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<h4>Email this to a friend</h4>
<div id="sendToAFriendErrorMessage"><!-- x --></div>
<div id="recipientEmailFormFieldContainer" class="textformFieldContainer formFieldContainer mandatory">
<span class="inputWrapper">
<input type="text" name="recipientEmail" id="recipientEmailFieldID" class="formtext " value="Friend
Characters remaining: 335

Comments