Q&A: Canon helps usher in the video SLR era

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Cnet has a good story from Stephen Shankland interviewing Chuck Westfall about the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the new Rebel T1i/500D.

“Chuck Westfall, technical adviser for Canon's professional products marketing division and a 26-year veteran at the Japanese company, is in the thick of it. Nikon was the first to market with a single-lens reflex camera equipped with video, the D90, but Canon offers video in two SLRs: the high-end EOS 5D Mark II, with a large sensor the size of a full frame of 35mm film, and the Rebel T1i, a more affordable, mainstream model.”

“In an interview with CNET News, Westfall not just video, but also OLED displays, the arrival of rival full-frame SLRs from Sony and Nikon, changing flash card and file format standards, wireless networking, and more.”

Read the whole interview – it is worth the read

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