The digital SLR war hots up
Perhaps the most exciting news is the release of the Canon 400D also known as the Digital Rebel XTi. The Digital Rebel series kick-started the consumer DSLR market three years ago with the 300D and the latest version certainly delivers. You get an increase in resolution with a 10.1 megapixel sensor and a bigger, 2.5 inch LCD screen. Perhaps the biggest innovations are the dust-reduction features: an anti-static technology to repel dust particles as well as a nifty, vibrating feature which shakes off dust every time the camera starts.
The other big news is the entry of Sony with its A100 which also features a 10 megapixel sensor and dust removal technology. It also has a Super Steadyshot function which adjusts the sensor to balance hand and body movements creating sharper photos in low light and with slower shutter speeds. More broadly the entry of a giant like Sony to compete with Canon and Nikon is only good news for the consumer who can continue to look forward to lower prices and better technology.