The Canon EOS System is composed of Canon EOS camera bodies, lenses, Speedlite external flashes and several lens and camera accessories. This article will discuss the current line-up of Canon EOS camera bodies.Canon has varied line-up of nine digital SLR camera models. The current production line-up includes four entry-level, three mid-level and two professional level bodies, though some would argue, the Canon EOS 5D should in fact be considered a pro level body. Only the lack of a weather-sealed body keeps it out of the professional ranks, although none would argue that its image quality is certainly up to “pro” standards. Of course, these level designation refer to the camera’s features. There are numerous professional shooters using Rebel XTs and 40Ds. On the other hand, even 1Ds Mark III in inexperienced hands can produce rather poor images.Entry level Canon EOS CamerasCanon EOS Rebel XS (Canon EOS Rebel 1000d) – Canon’s newest entry level DSLR. Canon apparently created an entirely new level of entry level camera. Combines features from the last three Rebel models. Features a new 10.1 Megapixel CMOS APS-C format sensor, a seven-point auto-focus system, and continues the trend of recent Canon EOS models by incorporating a 2.5 inch LCD Live View screen.) – Canon’s oldest entry level DSLR, and is believed to be in the last stages of production. 8.0 Megapixel CMOS APS-C format sensor and a seven-point auto-focus system.
Canon EOS Rebel XT (Canon EOS Rebel 350DCanon EOS Rebel XTi (Canon EOS Rebel 400D) – Replaced the Rebel XT. 10.1 Megapixel CMOS APS-C format sensor and an new nine-point auto-focus system. Also benefits by the addition of a larger 2.5 inch LCD screen.Canon EOS Rebel XSi (Canon EOS 450D) -Replaced the Rebel XTi. 12.2 Megapixel CMOS APS-C format sensor and a refined nine-point auto-focus system. Also includes a brighter 3 inch LCD screen with new Live-View technology.Mid-level Canon EOS camerasCanon EOS 30D – Replaced the older Canon EOS 20D. 8.2 Megapixel CMOS APS-C format sensor, improved nine-point auto-focus system, and a step up from the 20D with a larger 2.5 inch LCD Screen.Canon EOS 40D – First Canon DSLR to include the new Live-View technology. Users could for the first time, compose their shoots without having to look through the viewfinder. Received a larger 3 inch LCD screen. 10.1 Megapixel CMOS APS-C format sensor, nine-point-point auto-focus system.- Canon EOS 5D – Full-frame .12.8 Megapixel DSLR features a nine-point auto-focus system and a smallish 2.5 inch LCD screen. Since the 5D is a full-frame camera there is no lens focal length conversion factor. Canon EF-S lenses will not work on this body.Professional Level Canon EOS CamerasCanon EOS 1D Mark III – The top of the line for professional sports shooters with its 10fps frame rate. 10.1 Megapixel APS-H format sensor, 45-point auto-focus system, and a new 3 inch Live-View LCD screen. Being a professional level camera, it also get a fully weather-sealed, magnesium body.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III – The ultimate Canon DSLR A professional level camera in every sense of the word. 21.1 Megapixel full-frame sensor, new 3 inch Live View LCD screen, and a 45-point advanced auto-focus system. Uses two DIGIC III processors. Easily the most advanced Canon EOS Camera so far.Canon EOS Camera SystemEach Canon EOS camera is designed to work with other components of the Canon EOS DSLR System. This includes an extensive line of Canon EF and EF-S mount lenses, as well as several models of external flash units and macro flash units. The Canon EOS Camera System is the most complete line-up of DSLR camera bodies in existence today.