The sizes of SLR cameras are important; even if it is feature packed, a bulky unit will make it cumbersome and difficult to use. The following are the specifications of popular Nikon and Canon cameras.
The Nikon D90
The Nikon D90 has 18-105mm VR lens and comes with a 3 inch LCD display. The shutter speed is up to 1/4000. It also has the D-Movie Mode which comes with 720p HD cinematic quality. This is at 24fps. It is possible to shoot at 4.5 frames every second. There is also an Ultrasonic image sensor included. The D90 utilizes SD memory cards and comes with a battery.
The Nikon D5000
The size of SLR camera Nikon D5000’s screen is 2.7 inches. The resolution is 12 megapixels with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. This camera’s screen also comes with vari-angle features (230,000 pixels). Shooting at 4.5 frames per seconds is possible. The camera also comes with JPEG capture and with optimization capabilities.
The Nikon D300
The D300 has a resolution of 12 megapixels. It is also equipped with 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX lens. The LCD display is 3” and also has a sensor that can clean itself. The LCD display is made of tempered glass. The powerup is 0.13 seconds.
The magnesium alloy and alloy chassis ensure protection from dust and other particles. The size of SLR camera D300 gives it a shutter speed of 1/8000 to 30 seconds. The speed is up to 6 frames per second. Using burst mode, 100 shots can be taken.
The Canon EOS Rebel T1i
The Canon comes with 15.1 megapixel resolution and the Digic 4 processor. The camera also has the movie mode. There is also the HDMI port which can link it to the HDTV. The screen is 3 inches and has 3.4 fps continuous shooting.
There is also an 18-55mm optical image stabilized (IS) lens and an evaluation metering system. The camera is also compatible with other Canon EF lenses.
The Canon EOS 50d
The size of SLR camera 50d’s screen is 3 inches. The resolution is 15.1 megapixels. It also comes with 28-135mm EF Lens and the Dust Reduction Technology. The camera also works with the EOS lenses. The screen has 920,000 pixels.
It also has a USB 2.0 interface and HDMI output. The 50d uses the New Digic IV processor. The shutter rate is 100,000 cycles. It has a .15 second startup and 1/8000 second shutter.
The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
The LCD screen size is 3 inches and the resolution is 21.1 megapixels. The camera also sports a magnesium alloy body. The rate is 5 frames per second. The camera has Ultra Direct Memory Access flash memory cards.
The screen is comprised of 230,000 pixels. The camera also has Diigic II processors. The CMOS image sensors automatically gets rid of dust. The camera uses the LP-E4 battery. It also comes with slots for CompactFlash and digital memory cards.
The size of SLR cameras continues to get smaller. Although more features are being packed in, technology is making it possible to make the camera even more compact.