By 12 May 2009 | Categories: news


With the “more megapixels” spat all but over, the latest punch up concerning digital cameras is now about HD video shooting capabilities.

The two Goliaths of the camera world, Canon and Nikon, have both entered the ring, this time with their latest offerings featuring HD video. 

Canon’s EOS 500D and Nikon’s D5000 are aimed above entry-level to consumers who have spent some time with DSLRs and are looking for an upgrade. 

Canon seemed to have pipped Nikon at the post with their HD video capabilities, with the 500D being able to record both 720p (30fps) and 1080p (20fps), while the Nikon can only do 720p (24fps).

Nikon though does seem to have an ace up the sleeve in the form of their 2’7” Vari-Angle pull out LCD, which makes shooting from above your head or down on the ground a much easier task.

The Canon EOS 500D with 18-55 IS Lens retails at R12 299, while the Nikon D5000 plus 18-55mm VR lens is expected to retail at about R 10,900 when it hits the market beginning or mid May.



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