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Any reason why the 'advanced prosumer' description isn't in the table with the other marker segments. It would be easier to read and quicker for readers to work out the naming scheme. Prosumer is a made up segment anyway so that is not an argument against it. --Danio 09:40, 14 September 2005 (UTC)
The list of EOS Cameras makes it look like primarily a digital series. There are 5 relatively recent digital SLRs listed, and 1 film SLR (the EOS 650, I guess the first one). The EOS-650 isn't exactly representative of the EOS film bodies. :-)
How about at least including all of the current EOS cameras? That would be, it looks like, EOS-1v/1vHS, EOS-3, EOS Elan 7N/7NE, EOS Rebel T2, Ti, K2, GII (film bodies) and EOS-1Ds mark II, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1D mark II, EOS 20D, EOS 10D, and EOS Digital Rebel (digital bodies). (Just reading off canoneos.com here.)
(Also, if I had to pick a camera photo to represent the EOS series, I'd pick one of the EOS-1 line. But that's just me.)
If you're looking for more information, I'd mention eye-controlled focus (ECF), which I believe is only available on EOS bodies, and image stabilization (IS), which I believe was first available on EOS lenses.
What about a section about IS (Image stabiliser) and USM (ultrasonic motor)
-- Just changed the section on L-series lenses a little bit - not *all* L-series lenses have flourite elements, but all have at least UD elements. The 70-200 f2.8L, for example, has no flourite. http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/ef/data/ef_70~200_28l_usm_bd.html has the block diagram.
table missing 450d
The four first DSLRs should be in the table
Eye-controlled focus (ECF)
Now that EOS film is re-birthing as historical artifact, and since ECF is a lost secret (like the building of the pyramids), maybe there should be an Eye-controlled focus page. What is kind of cool about EOS film is that top lenses are still being made for it through digital EOS, and film has yet to give way to digital, as it is more convenient at the low-end, and more sensitive at the high end.
The paragraph sends the reader to the table, but the table does not specify ECF within model groups as ECF appeared only on some sub-models in at least some cases--and without consistent badging (still looking. I personally prefer a fully-mechanical shutter-release camera, and my interest in ECF is purely to satisfy curiosity.) --John Bessa (talk) 15:35, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
re-classification of xxD
I have to object to the claim that the XXD series continuation is now aimed at consumer and entry level photographers and is below the level of an "advanced amateur/enthusiast/prosumer". I agree that the 60D was not met with great prosumer reaction. In fact the 50D has on average gone up in price because people are very disappointed at things like the lack of a magnesium body. But, the 60D came in at roughly the same price point as it's predecessor with many more improvements (higher resolution, higher standard ISO, video [w/ manual audio control], SDHC/SHXC support, the LP-E6 battery that is used in the 7D and 5D MK II, wireless speedlite control, and an electronic level. The negatives are simply the micro AF, lack of magnesium, and and a negligible reduction in burst frame rate (still 43% higher FPS than any prior rebel). Also, the 60D has the pentaprism viewfinder not the pentamirror viewfinder that is listed as Typically Common Features of the entry level cameras. Before "Prosumer" existed the xxD line was the entry level professional digital camera, it pretty much invented prosumer. Canon has listed as their current DSLR models:
- Rebel XS @ MSRP: $550 (with the $190 18-55 IS kit lens)
- Rebel XSi @ $650 (w/lens)
- Rebel T1i @ $750 (w/lens)
- Rebel T2i @ $900 (w/lens)
- 50D @ $1100 (body only)
- 60D @ $1100 (body only)
- 7D @ $1700 (body only)
- 5D MKII @ $2500 (body only)
and then the ridiculous ones starting at $4000. The claim on this page right now is that the line between "Advanced amateur/enthusiast/prosumer" and "Consumer/Entry-level" is between the 50D an the 60D with the 50D being prosumer and the 60D being entry level. That is absurd. It's simply some prosumer sticking his or her nose up at the "plastic body" camera with the "tilty-swively screen". I assert that the 60D and 7D are meant to grab the bottom and top of the popular "prosumer" market while the rebels are aimed at the consumer/entry-level market. There aren't many people who are going to spend what the 60D costs who are buying their first SLR or are buying it to take pictures of jimmy blowing out his birthday candles. I am going to remove the line that claims the 60D (which is $1400 with a kit lens) is an entry level or consumer camera and isn't up to the level of your "advanced amateur". -- UmassThrower (talk • contribs) 07:27, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Furthermore, if you're going to make a statement like "Since 2010, 2-digit EOS model number (xxD) is also used to designate the continuation of what used to be known as the Rebel line." That is completely contradicted by what is on canon's own website then you should cite the source. UmassThrower (talk) 07:32, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Similarity of EF mount with Contax G mount
The Contax G mount is body screw driven (i.e. the motor is in the camera body) and there are no electrical contacts between the body and the lens. The G system never switched to having the motors in the lenses as is implied in the article. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 21:37, 23 December 2011 (UTC)