Some of you will know that I have been looking to get a digital camera for some time.
There have been lots of cameras around for some time, but none of them have been just right for me. And when you’re spending lots of hard-earned cash, you really need to make the right choice.
My plan was to get a Canon Powershot Pro 1 in a few weeks, then get a Canon EOS 1D Mk II in a few months.
This would be a good combination, but the EOS 1D is damned expensive, and that wouldn’t leave much money for new lenses. It seems a bit silly spending more on a camera than on my car too, and for this reason I was very pleased to find out that Canon are launching a new dSLR, the Canon EOS 20D, in the next month or so
It looks to really blow the 10D out of the water in terms of improvements (almost instant power on, for example), and I think it will cost about the same (or maybe even less ;-)) than the 10D does. So this is really great news: at last a camera that I don’t think would bug me!
There have been rumours of a Canon EOS 3D coming out, and I’m sure there will be one eventually. But I’m not sure how this would fit in the line up of existing cameras. While it could take sales away from the EOS 1D MkII, this isn’t a bad thing. At the end of the day Canon want to sell cameras to everyone, so I’m sure they won’t mind that. Anyway, I think they would have announced that at the same time as all the others, so I guess nothing will be happening for a while.
There are some reviews of new EOS 20D here, here, here, here and also here.
I would still like to get a compact camera, but I don’t think I’ll need to go as far as getting the Pro 1. I’ll look around for something smaller and less expensive.
Right, got to press on. TTFN