Arms-On with the Unique Canon Insurgent from 2003


The Digicam Retailer TV lately discovered an unique Canon Digital Insurgent (AKA 300D/Kiss Digital/DS6041) from 2003 on their fingers. Interested in how an entry-level DSLR from 12 years in the past compares to cameras launched as of late, the crew determined to do a hands-on subject check.

So how a lot progress have entry-level DSLRs made? As you would possibly count on, the reply is kind of a bit.

Picture high quality at excessive ISOs is likely one of the areas by which the unique Insurgent “will get its butt kicked far and wide,” says host Chris Nichols. Not solely is the digicam dangerous at excessive ISOs, however it barely able to creating satisfactory photos at ISO 100.


Whereas the overall physique form of the digicam has principally remained unchanged — the SLR design is “pretty much as good because it’s going to get,” Nichols says — the sensor and have improvements which have emerged through the years have resulted a strong cameras that we frequently “take as a right” as of late.

Solely after we carry up a DSLR from 12 years in the past will we get a transparent sense of simply how significantly better every part has gotten.

P.S. Present director Jordan Drake factors out that the “Insurgent within the pool” on the finish of the video was a very non-functional digicam with a non-functional lens, whereas the digicam used within the hands-on was a working digicam that’s nonetheless dry and positive. “Bear in mind that you could faux issues in video,” Drake writes.


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