Saturday, September 5, 2009

The internal fight.

I have been looking at cameras to replace my Canon Digital Rebel XT, which has provided me with many 10s of thousands of photos over the years, most not very good. I was considering the Canon T1i that was released earlier this year because of the video capabilities. However, the Canon 50D also caught my eye because of the higher frame rate (6.3 frames vs. 3.4 frames). It was a difficult choice.

Then Canon announced the 7d. At 8 fps, it should be good for the aerobatic planes I photograph, the birds, and more (which hopefully explains the photo). In addition, it handles 1080p30 video.

Part of how it does this is to parallelize two Digic-4 processors to handle the computation tasks. Coming from the computer programming background that I do, it makes a lot of sense.

Now all I have to do is to save up my pennies. Unless Canon would like to loan me one. If so, please contact me via email on this blog. :-)

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