August 25, 2003
The White Cat (and a Canon 10D resolution sample)
Some readers asked for a demonstration of / samples of the high resolution cababilities of the Canon 10D. The above image was shot with ISO 100, shutter speed 1/3000 and apterture 2.8 (ideal settings for a sharply focused portrait with a fuzzy background), lens focal lenght 40mm.
To publish the image on the web it has obviously been shrunk heavily, but below is a full resolution sample of detail of the fur and the left eye:
...and a pretty kitty, too! ;-)
I would unequivocally support your purchasing the Canon except for one small hitch which I have found to be haunting me and blocking the purchase of any digital camera. That small hitch is the Foveon chip. It is so superior to the typical chips that I have waited about a year and a half for the Foveon to be adopted as a new standard, which of course, it hasn't.
I don't care for the Sigma, and if I don't see a Foveon in something suitable soon, then I will probably jump into Canon's camp and buy the EOS 10D. I think it is undoubtedly the best deal in the prosumer category that I have seen so far.
If any camera has the potential to help me put the Foveon chip out of my awareness to the extent necessary for me to put down that much cash, it would be the EOS 10D. They do have superb accessories as well to full take advantage of this well engineered camera body.
Please let me know how your decision and purchase plan is progressing.
G. Robin Perry
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