Stories by Ben Long

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

In December 2005, Canon released the EOS 5D, a revolutionary camera that offered a full-frame sensor (that is, a sensor that's the same size as a piece of 35mm film) for around $3,000. Most digital single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs) use a small sensor that "sees" only the middle section of a lens, effectively giving your lens a crop that's equivalent to a lens with a longer focal length.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi

The original Canon EOS Digital Rebel was the first digital SLR (DSLR) to break the US$1,000 price barrier. Since then, Canon has released other Rebel models with smaller bodies and larger feature lists, with the latest being the EOS Rebel XSi.