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timeline of development of dSLR cameras

dSLR technologies

year Canon Nikon Sony Olympus Other
1999 new 2EV IS line of L lenses 2.6mp; d-TTL flash; FL-40 TTL flash for 2.3mp C-2500L fixed lens
2000 wireless E-TTL flash G-type lenses w/o aperture rings E-100RS 1.3mp 10x zoom fixed lens
2001 5mp E-10 4mp interlaced scan fixed lens
2002 11mp FF 1st full frame dSLR 6mp DX E-20 5mp interlaced and progressive scan fixed lens
2003 wireless iTTL flash Minolta DiMAGE A1 5mp fixed lens world 1st sensor IS sensor dust removal; 1st 43 dSLR; new TTL flash protocol FL-36/50; 50mm macro one of sharpest lenses ever made; 300mm f/2.8;
2004 16mp FF; E-TTL II flash 12mp DX Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D 6mp with world 1st dSLR with sensor IS; Sony DSC-828 8mp prosumer fixed C8080WZ 8mp prosumer fixed; 150mm f/2.0; 7-14mm f/4;
2005 Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D 1st constant f/2.0 zoom lenses: 14-35mm and 35-100mm; 90-250mm f/2.8;
2006 sensor dust removal 1st Sony dSLR a100; E330 7.5mp full time live view
2007 21mp FF sensor dust removal; 12mp FF 1st Nikon FX dSLR E510 10mp sensor 3-4EV IS + live view; SWD AF lenses;
2008 HD video; Live view; HD video; Live view; new TS macro lenses IS; 24mp FF wireless TTL flash; swivel LCD; CD-AF capable lenses; Pan. G1 MicroFourThirds mirrorless Leica S2 super-FF
2009 16-18mp APS-C; 22mp FF; new TSE lenses; swivel LCD; PW radio TTL; new 3-4EV OIS lenses/start of lens upgrades; 24mp FF Olympus PEN MFT MFT GH-1 1080i HD Video; Leica M9 FF rangefinder;
2010 new 3-4EV OIS lenses PW radio TTL; Oly HD video; Oly 5EV IS
2011 SLT fixed mirror; NEX7 mirrorless MFT: touch screen AF; fastest AF now CD-AF; 12mm /2.0; 45mm f/1.8 GH-3 v.high quality video
2012 radio TTL flash; D800 36mp FF OM-D 16mp 9fps mirrorless with 5-axis 5EV IS; 75mm f/1.8
2013 Olympus OM-D E-M1 on-sensor phase detect AF GX-7 at last sensor IS

professional cropped sensor dSLRs

year Canon Nikon Sony Olympus
1998 D2000; D6000;
1999 D1 2.6mp 4.5fps
2000
2001 1D 4mp 8fps D1X 5mp 3fps, D1H 2.6mp 5fps
2002 D100 6mp 3fps
2003 D2H 4mp 8fps, i-TTL flash E-1: 5mp 5fps
2004 1D Mark II: 8mp 8.5fps e-TTL II flash D2X 12mp 5fps
2005 1D Mark IIN: 8mp 8.5fps D200 10mp; D2HS 4mp 8fps
2006 D2Xs 12mp 5fps
2007 1D Mark III: 10mp 10fps D300 - 12mp 6-8fps E3: 10mp 5fps
2008 a700: 12mp
2009 1D Mark IV 16mp 10fps; 7D: 18mp 8fps D300s - 12mp DX, HD video
2010 E5: 12mp 5fps, 720p HD video
2011
2012
2013

professional full frame sensor dSLRs

year Canon Nikon Sony Other
1999
2000
2001
2002 1Ds 11mp 3fps
2003
2004 Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c 13.5mp; 1Ds Mark II 16.6mp 4fps Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n 13.5mp
2005
2006
2007 1Ds Mark III: 21mp, 5fps D3 12mp 9fps
2008 a900 24.6mp, IS Leica S2 38mp 1.5fps super full frame 50% bigger
2009 D3s 12mp 9fps 720pHD; D3x 24.5mp Leica M9 18mp rangefinder
2010 Pentax 645d 40mp medium format
2011 1D X: 18mp 12fps
2012 D4 16mp 9-11fps, HD video
2013

other cropped sensor dSLRs

year Canon Nikon Sony Olympus
1999
2000 D30 3mp 3fps
2001
2002 D60 6mp 3fps
2003 300D/Rebel 6mp 2.5fps; 10D 6mp 3fps
2004 20D: 8mp 5fps; E-TTL II flash D70 6mp E300: 2.5fps 8mp
2005 350D/Rebel XT: 8mp 2.8fps; 20Da - special astrophotography version of 20D D50 6mp 2.5fps; D70S 6mp E500: 2.5fps 8mp; Pan. L1;
2006 30D: 8mp; 400D/Rebel XTi: 10mp dust protection D80 10mp 3fps Leica Digilux 3; E330 - 1st full time live view dSLR
2007 40D: 10mp, 6.5fps D40 / D40x E410; E510 10mp 3fps 1st in-camera IS plus Live View
2008 50D: 15mp; 450D: 12mp, 3.5fps D90 12mp - 1st dSLR with 720p HD video a200; a300; a350 E420/E520/E30 (swivel LCD) - wireless TTL flash
2009 D3000 a230/a330/a380/a500/a550 E600/620 - swivel LCD; E450; Micro Four Thirds system
2010 60D: 18mp, 5fps; 550D: 18mp 3.7fps; D7000; D3100 a560/a580; A33/A55 - SLT fixed mirror; Sony NEX E-mount camera system
2011 600D: 18mp, 3.7fps; 1100D: 12mp, 3fps D5100
2012 EM5 16mp, 9fps mirrorless
2013

semi-pro full frame sensor dSLRs

year Canon Nikon Sony Other
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005 5D: 12.7mp 3fps
2006
2007
2008 5D MII: 21mp D700 12mp full frame 5fps
2009 a850: 24.6mp
2010
2011
2012 5D MIII: 22mp; radio TTL flash; D800 36mp 4fps FX / 15mp 6fps DX
2013
photo/dslr_timeline.txt · Last modified: 2013/09/23 10:44 by gary1