Happy Chinese New Year from Phottix

Happy New Year  – 新年快乐 – from Phottix. Chinese New Year starts February 14 and Phottix Professional Photo Accessories is celebrating with you – by offering a special discount. All across Asia, people will be celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Tiger with family and friends. As part of the Phottix extended family…

Phottix Weekly Photo: Endurance

Flickr member nadrulshaqman added his image Endurance to the Phottix Photos group.  Another great photo taken with Phottix Professional Photo Accessories. In his caption he says: This shot was taken with my 400D + Sigma 24-70mm at f2.8, 1/20 and ISO1600. The noise can be seen in the picture but i have to bear with…

Canon announces 550D Rebel T2i

Canon announced the newest addition to the Rebel line yesterday: The Canon 550D, aka, the Rebel T2i

The newest DLSR offers photographers a 18 megapixel APS-C sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor. The new rebel will also record HD video.

Sharing a feature with its big brother the Canon 7D, the Canon 550D uses the iFCL metering system. New is the ability for users to set a top limit for auto ISO – a new way to control noise in images.

The 550D continues with the DLSR trend of HD video capabilities. The 550D shoots video at full 1920x1080p HD resolution, and photographers can select frame rates from 30, 25 and 24fps. 720p video at 60 and 50fps is also available on the new Canon DSLR. The EOS 550D has a 3.5mm microphone jack for using an external mike when shooting video.

The display on the new 550D is a 3-inch 3:2 Clear View LCD screen with resolution of 1,040k dots. Canon says 100% of captured images (with no borders) are visible on the LCD. The display has anti-reflective and water-repellent coatings, making it easier to view in bright conditions and from different angles.