Sandisk have increased the size of their folding SD/USB cards to 1Gb. Not only that, they’ve also increased the speed. Ultra II SD Plus.
If you’re interested in seeing some output from Canon’s 350D/Rebel XT, DPReview have just posted some. Nothing jumps out at me as being amazingly good, and there seems to be some issues with dynamic range. Then again, most of these were shot with what looks like some punishing sunlight…
Joining Sandisk’s folding SD/USB card, Delkin have introduced a similar type of deal, with a removeable cap instead of a hinged one. Wonder if it’s possible to have a USB plug come out the back of a CF…?
As is often the case with all things Canon, Bob Atkins has quite a detailed preview of the new EOS Rebel XT/350D including a pretty complete specs list.
Potentially interesting new macro from Canon, but EF-S only: Canon EF-S 60 mm F2.8 macro lens. DPReview reports.
Let’s Go Digital (or “LetsGoDigital”, as they call themselves…) have a piece about the follow up to Canon’s 300D/Digital Rebel: the Digital Rebel XT. This’ll be called the 350D in Europe and contrary to the seeming leaking of this item that I commented here previously, Canon has officially announced it. (Then again, maybe they announced it because it was leaked.) Anyway, it looks OK – many of the main gripes with the 300D are fixed (AI Servo, MLU, colour!) It also adds a near-instant on like the 20D and 8Mp – not the same sensor as the 20D, it seems.
Seems pretty good to me.
Epson UK have put a Flash-based simulator of their digital rangefinder on their site, so you can get your mitts on it. Nothing spectacular, but worth a look. Virtual R-D1.