Photos: SLR cameras for the digital age
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The DSLR-A100 camera, Sony’s first high-end digital SLR, is expected to hit the market in July. The camera will be based on the Konica Minolta Maxxum/Dynax mount system, which means owners of those lenses will be able to use them on the new camera. Sony purchased a part of Konica Minolta’s SLR business earlier this year.
The Sony DSLR-A100 with L3Q Flash.
The Sony DSLR-A100 with 18-70 R3Q macro lens.
The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT costs less than $700, including a current $100 rebate, with an 18-55mm lens.
The Canon EOS 5D uses an image sensor the same size as a frame of film on a traditional 35mm SLR camera, so lenses work no differently compared to 35mm film SLRs. rn
rnThe cost for this 12.8-megapixel camera, without a lens, is less than $3,000, including a current $300 rebate.
The 10.2-megapixel Nikon D200 costs about $2,000 with an 18-70mm lens.
The 6.1-megapixel Nikon D50 costs less than $700 with an 18-55mm lens.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1, a 7.5-megapixel digital SLR due later this year, will be available with a Leica 14-50mm lens. Pricing will likely be announced by the end of June.
Olympus announced the Evolt E-330 in January, a 7.5-megapixel digital SLR priced at $1,100, including a 14-45mm zoom lens. Panasonic’s soon-to-be-released digital SLR will accept the same lenses as Olympus’ digital SLRs.
The Fujifilm FinePix Pro S3 has a 6.2-megapixel sensor and costs about $1,300 with no lens. The camera accepts Nikon lenses.