Mark Peters : March 28th 2005 - 01:10 CET
Canon EOS 350D Sample Images
Canon EOS 350D Sample Images available : The first time you hold this camera, you’ll think it was made for your hand. Canon further refines its EOS design to create the world’s lightest digital SLR body. Beautiful images, quick response, easy handling, and convenient features are integrated into a dynamic architecture. The new Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL is remarkably small (126.5 x 94.2 x 64mm) and lighter at 485g than any digital SLR. Even when using the EOS 350D DIGITAL lens, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, with the Battery Pack NB-2LH, this popular combination still barely weighs 715g. Features like 8 MP CMOS sensor, refined DIGIC II imaging engine, and responsive 3fps continuous shooting are all configured into this digital camera.|
Canon EOS 350D - Beautiful images|
The new EOS 350D DIGITAL is the digital SLR to choose when you’re looking for professional-level performance with comfortable simplicity. One essential reason is the high-sensitivity 8.0 mega-pixel CMOS sensor. Because it captures a large amount of light, the Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL delivers highly precise and faithful photos. Another reason is the exclusive imaging technology at the heart of Canon cameras for fine detail and natural color reproduction. And as the lightest digital SLR in the world.
Canon EOS 350D - High-performance 8 Megapixel CMOS sensor
Canon’s newly developed large-size CMOS sensor outperforms everything in its class, delivering an effective 8 megapixel resolution, superior tonal range, high sensitivity, and excellent print quality. From accelerated signal reading and wide ISO speed range to effective suppression of noise and false colors, this imaging sensor meets the highest expectations of professional and amateur alike. Its substantial image size (22.2 x 14.8mm) realizes an effective angle of view that’s 1.6 times the focal length factor of Canon EF lenses.
Canon EOS 350D - Sophisticated DIGIC II imaging engine
DIGIC II, Canon’s advanced imaging technology, processes signals from the EOS 350D DIGITAL CMOS sensor at extremely high speed for photos of exceptional quality. Color reproduction is extremely natural and details are incredibly precise, especially with gradations in the highlight areas. Canon’s highly efficient imaging engine accelerates signal processing while consuming less power, resulting in highly responsive user-friendly operation.
Canon EOS 350D - Quick response
Photo opportunities often come along when least expected. That’s when quick shooting response is essential. To capture such moments, the EOS 350D DIGITAL starts up and gets ready to shoot with an amazingly short preparation time. And more shots can be taken in less time, thanks to the astonishing continuous shooting speed. Shutter-release time lag and viewfinder blackout time are remarkably shortened, making it easier to get dramatic shots before they slip away.
Canon EOS 350D - Continuous shooting
The accelerated image processing of DIGIC II combines with high-speed data reading from the imaging sensor to achieve fast continuous shooting at 3fps for maximum bursts of 14 shots - even in JPEG Large/Fine. At this speed, the highly responsive EOS 350D DIGITAL is equipped to help you seize every chance for that “perfect” shot. Another efficient use of your time is the fast transfer of image data enabled by its compatibility with USB 2.0 High-Speed.
Canon EOS 350D - Remarkable startup time
Though film-based 35mm cameras seem faster or more responsive, these days that’s virtually no longer true. When those rare photo opportunities do arise, the EOS 350D DIGITAL can shoot just 0.2 seconds (approx.) after the power is switched on. With this advanced SLR in hand, you’ll not only feel but be ready -up to speed and fully agile - to portray a world of fast-changing images.
Canon EOS 350D - Easy handling
The new addition of a Direct Print button is one way this digital camera and its EOS legacy continue to raise the bar on basic digital SLR usability. Another way is to retain the user-friendly concentration of operation controls on the camera back for easy access to such functions as image display, mode and electronic dials, and cross keys.
Canon EOS 350D - New Direct Print button
Why always connect your camera to a PC? Wouldn’t it be convenient to print out photos immediately after shooting without hooking up to a PC? The newly added Direct Print button, doing double duty as LCD panel illumination button, now lets you simply connect to a wide variety of printers - from professional large-size to card-size - and print out the photos you just shot. Useful for the professional and non-professional alike.
Canon EOS 350D - Convenient features
No matter how sophisticated the technology or how high the performance, a camera must be comfortable to work with. An excess of handy features, however, can actually complicate operation. The EOS 350D DIGITAL was therefore designed to make complex functions more accessible through simplicity of design, providing a number of shooting options with optimum ease.3
Canon EOS 350D - Selectable AF and Metering modes
The EOS 350D DIGITAL assures smooth operation, flexibility and personal expression. Users can manually select three auto-focus (AF) modes (One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, and AI Focus AF), as well as 7 AF points, by cross-key shortcut. Fine exposure control comes from direct user access to 3 metering modes (evaluative, partial, and center-weighted average) and metering ranges from EV 1-20. For additional flexibility, the EOS 350D has full compatibility with Canon’s world-renowned series of EF lens lineup, including EF-S lenses and the high-precision E-TTL II autoflash.
Canon EOS 350D - Accessories
Compatible accessories to enjoy the Canon advantages and enhance your shooting style include the following. The new dedicated L-shaped Battery Grip BG-E3 accommodates two NB-2LH battery packs - just the thing for long outdoor shoots while supporting six AA-size batteries. And the Semi-Hard Case EH18-L protects the camera with EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens attached while revealing the LCD panel and controls for quick and easy operation.
Canon EOS 350D - Monochrome setting
Operating the EOS 350D DIGITAL is a simple choice of manageable options. One option is to let the camera automatically apply standard parameters for vivid image or post processing. Your creativity may be very well inspired by monochrome shooting (B/W) mode. This newly featured mode is enabled by its internal digital processing capability. Selectable effects such as contrast, sharpness, and filter effect will further stimulate your artistic instinct. In fact, contrast and sharpness can be set up to 5 levels. All parameters are adjustable on the rear LCD menu and, once registered, may be instantly called up for any shooting condition.
Canon EOS 350D - Software
The EOS 350D DIGITAL comes loaded with bundled software for varied usage. When it comes to photo browsing and editing, the package has ZoomBrowser EX for Windows and ImageBrowser for Macintosh. Even first-time photographers will enjoy the privilege of accessing this user-friendly software, which conveniently supports all photo development processes from data capturing to printing - a feature everyone can appreciate immediately after opening the package. For pros and amateurs who like to tweak by hand, Digital Photo Professional is a popular choice also bundled for RAW image editing, as well as ArcSoft Photo Studio for handy retouching of photo works.