Canon Versus Nikon Annual Holiday Battle

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Since I follow the latest components that make our electronics, it seemed like a good time to declare the best choices, at least as far as guidelines go for the holiday season. Here were going to look at our first candidates. These are DSLR's (Digital Single Lens Reflex) still cameras that also double as HD video capable, (at least in a pinch).

The classic, "who was on top?", battle between Nikon and Canon continues. And Tcat will firmly admit, yes. He believes in both Canon and Nikon, in the current digital world are having a great battle. And of course I have to give a nod to Rolli and other in the special interest segments.

And the high end battle is now in the <5 kilobucks, with the  battle of the Canon EOS 5D versus the Nikon D90. Yes this pricer stuff, and professional grade has gone under 5000 bucks.

Nikon do HD video at 1280 x 720 versus Canon is 1920 x 1080. Score one Canon.

Nikon 24 frames a second. Canon 30 frames a second. Another point for Canon.

Apparently, the Canon is being slipstreamed. Be careful to make sure you are getting a, Mark II addition of the EOS D5.

For openers, the maximum megapixel count moves from 12.8 million to 21 million pixels. Reports claim that due to Digix version 4, the Mark II version can capture 3.9 frames at 1920 x 1080 resolution. Unclear yet as to the type of audio inputs available (Mini, 1/4", XLR).

(In a separate article we'll look at audio options for your video, with a focus on wireless options, including Bluetooth , and plain old FM.)

For the more casual user in the Canon lineup, the PowerShot G10 has been released to retire the G9 offerings from Canon.

As with the higher-end lineup look for Digix version 4, a just under 15 megapixel sensor with a 5X optical zoom. The LCD screen doubles the amount of pixels from 230,000 to 460,000, over the same 3 inch area.

Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price Is 499. At this time TRCB.com is quite confident you will find significant discounts from that suggestion.

Across the pond, Gudrun can look forward to the SX 10 IS. the CMOS sensor will be borrowed from the DSLR line up.

Canon rounds out with upgrades to the ELPH series as well. And I don't have the background on the digital point and shoot to makes a fair apples to apples, (as possible), to a digital point and shoot and how it is different from a Minox or Miltola rangefinder camera. So I'll leave the ELPH stuff to someone else.

Don't feel bad if a new digital camera (video or still) isn' in this Christmas plans. I just saw an announcement where IS (Image Stabilization), is going to move to the hardware level and specifically the pickup chip, itself. And that will not be for this Christmas.

Tcat Houser is a trainer in Information Technology as well as assisting people understand the most complex computer all, the human brain. This necessitates his being a professional Road warrior.

As A Certified Technical Trainer and Subject Matter Expert (SME) @ TRCB.com it can be difficult to figure out what Tcat is currently researching.

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