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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The New Breed Of DSLRs

Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Sony are pushing into new territory with their latest high-end camera models

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New-Breed DSLRs: Key Features
  Canon EOS-1D X Nikon D4 Sigma SD1 Sony SLT-A77
Sensor 18.1 MP CMOS 16.2 MP CMOS 14.8x3** 24.3 MP CMOS
Max. Image Size (pixels) 5184x3456 4928x3280 4704x3136 6000x4000
Sensor Size 36x24mm 36x23.9mm 23.5x15.7mm 23.5x15.6mm
op Video 1920x1080/30p 1920x1080/30p None 1920x1080/60p
AF System 61-point 51-point 11-point 19-point
Shutter Speeds 30 to 1⁄8000 sec. 30 to 1⁄8000 sec. 30 to 1⁄8000 sec. 0 to 1⁄8000 sec.
Normal ISO Range 100-51,200 100-12,800 100-6400 100-16,000
Expanded ISO Speeds 50-204,800 50-204,800 None 25,600
Metering 252-zone, CW, spot 91,000-pixel, CW, spot 77-segment, CW, spot 1200-zone, CW, spot
Max. Drive Rate* 12 fps 10 fps 5 fps 12 fps
Storage Media Dual CF slots XQD & CF CF MS & SD/SDHC/SDXC
Power Source LP-E4N Li-ion EN-EL18 Li-ion BP-21 Li-ion NP-FM500H Li-ion
Dimensions 6.2x6.4x3.3 in. 6.3x6.2x3.6 in. 5.7x4.4x3.1 in. 5.6x4.1x3.2 in.
Weight TBA 41.6 oz. 24.9 oz. 23.0 oz.
Est. Street Price TBA $5,999 $6,899 $1,399
*Maximum drive rate at full resolution with autofocusing.
**The SD1 has a Foveon X3 sensor, with three 14.8-megapixel layers, so total pixels = 14.8x3 = 44.4 megapixels; image size is 4704x3136 pixels. See text for more details.


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