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Old 02-25-2005, 02:10 PM   #6
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I have done some reasearch and the earliest I can find for an expected arrival date for a new 350d is March 20th. I also wanted to post of summary of the differences between the 300d and the 350d that I found in an article by Phil Askey. This will save some of you from having to follow the earlier links I posted.
Summary of changes (compared to the EOS 300D / Digital Rebel)
Eight megapixel CMOS sensor (not same as EOS 20D)
Second generation CMOS (same generation as rest of current range)
DIGIC II image processor (better image quality, faster processing, less power consumption)
Instant power-on time, faster shutter release, shorter blackout time
Continuous shooting speed increased (3.0 fps vs. 2.5 fps)
Buffer increased (14 JPEG frames vs. 4 JPEG frames)
Image processing time decreased (thanks to DIGIC II)
Compact Flash write speed increased
Smaller body (15 x 5 x 8 mm smaller)
Lighter weight (17% lighter including battery)
Matte plastic finish, standard body color to be black, sliver will also be available
Re-designed control layout (drive mode button, new metering mode & AF buttons)
Metal mode dial
Harder rubber finish on hand grip (doesn't feel much like rubber)
Smaller and lighter NB-2LH battery (same as PowerShot S60 / S70) which is 48% lighter
Rear LCD panel changed
Flash pop-up slightly higher (just 5 mm)
E-TTL II flash
Nine custom functions
Customizable SET button
Control noise reduction
Flash sync speed in Av mode
Shutter button / AE button
AF-assist beam control
Selectable 0.3 or 0.5 EV exposure steps
Mirror lock-up
E-TTL II mode
Flash shutter curtain sync (1st or 2nd)
Selectable Metering mode
Selectable AF mode
Flash exposure compensation
Independently selectable color space
Two preset and three custom image parameter sets, B&W mode (same as EOS 20D)
White balance fine tuning and bracketing (improved)
Proper RAW+JPEG (one RAW, one JPEG; although only Large/Fine)
Record review histogram via Info button
Play Jump mode by shot date, 10 or 100 images
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection
New BG-E3 battery grip (portrait controls), takes two NB-2LH or six AA batteries
Two additional menu languages added; Korean and Russian
Subtly re-designed kit lens now named the EF-S 18 - 55 mm II (still no USM)
Software now includes ZoomBrowser, DPP and EOS Capture
Lower initial list price
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