Thursday, March 21, 2013

Canon releases T5i and SL1 Cameras

Perhaps and yet another pair of great cameras for shooting stock in both photo and video: 

As expected, Canon announces and releases fun new stuff always just before the big trade show in Las Vegas, NV - known as NAB (National Assoc. of Broadcasters)


The Canon T5i

I have been using the predecessors (T2i) ever since it came out and have had absolutely great success with them. The sensor in the new T5i is still an 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - so that has stayed the same. And yes, the T5i also supports the EF-S class lenses as well, just like its predecessor the T4i. Actually both support those class lenses. There are slight differences including price ($100.00) between the two models, where the SL1 is the less expensive version. It seems the slight differences may not be that big of a deal for some depending on your needs. My personal opinion is that they most likely both will be just dandy for shooting stock either way. Remember, it's the not the camera that makes a shot, it's the person behind the camera. In any case, thinking back just a few years, this technology far surpasses what we had back then.   

Here are some specs (available at B&H for pre-order):

Canon
  • STM Lens Support for Quiet AF in Movies
  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses


Canon
  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0" Clear View II Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
  • 4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Compact and Lightweight; Weighs 0.8lb
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses