New DSLRs, mirrorless camera from Canon

Canon Australia has announced the EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D entry-level DSLRs prior to the CP+ event in Yokohama later this week (March 1 – 4), along with a new mirrorless model, the EOS M50.

The EOS 1500D (pictured right) features a new 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, while the EOS 3000D uses an existing 18-megapixel APS-C sensor. Both are capable of low-light shooting up to ISO 6400 (expandable to ISO 12,800).

The DIGIC 4+ image processor used in both models powers Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto mode, enabling simple point-and-shoot photography.  Both shoot video at Full HD resolution.

Both cameras are Wi-Fi enabled for smartphone connectivity via the Canon Camera Connect app (iOS and Android).

The EOS 1500D also features Near Field Communication (NFC), which can establish a Wi-Fi connection to a smartphone by simply tapping the device on the camera (available on compatible Android devices).

Both cameras include six image settings outside of basic auto modes and a variety of creative filters.

Key Features

Canon EOS 1500D:
– 24.1MP APS-C CMOS image sensor;
– DIGIC4+ processor;
– ISO range from 100-6400 (expandable to 12800);
– Full HD 1080p video up to 30fps and Video Snapshot mode;
– 3fps continuous shooting;
– 9-point autofocus;
– 3-inch 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor with inbuilt Feature Guide;
– Scene Intelligent Auto mode;
– Creative filters
– Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity

Canon EOS 3000D:
– 18MP APS-C CMOS image sensor;
– DIGIC4+ processor;
– ISO range from 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800);
– Full HD 1080p video up to 30fps and Video Snapshot mode;
– 3fps continuous shooting;
– 9-point autofocus;
– 2.7-inch 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor with inbuilt Feature Guide;
– Scene Intelligent Auto mode;
– Creative filters;
– Wi-Fi

No availability or pricing details were included in the pretty basic press release, but in the US the 1500D (Rebel T7) will be available in April and carry a recommended price of US$550 with 18-55mm kit lens.

EOS M50
The EOS M50 is the first Canon mirrorless with 4K video recording.

It features Dual Pixel CMOS AF and a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor.

Additional features of the EOS M50 include:
– New DIGIC 8 Image Processor;
– HD 120p High-frame video rate;
– Built-in OLED Electronic Viewfinder with Touch and Drag Autofocus;
– Vari-Angle LCD touchscreen;
– Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity (with caveats);
– Automatic image transfer to compatible devices while shooting (with caveat);
– New Silent Mode.

As usual no release details in the press release, but it will be released in the US in April at US$899 with a 15-45mm kit lens.


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