The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D Companion
by Ben Long
ISBN: 978-0-596-52086-1, 271 pages
$24.99 US, $24.99 CN
Canon EOS 40D: The Rocky Nook Manual
by Artur Landt
$29.95 US, $29.95 CN
Photoshop CS3 Accelerated
by Blues Kim
$24.99 US, $24.99 CN, £14.99 UK
It’s difficult for a mere book reviewer like myself to understand how publishers and book writers can keep up with the frequent updates in digital software and hardware. Just when you purchase a Canon camera or the latest update of Photoshop, new versions of these products come out in less than a year’s time. It seems like writers and publishers have to scramble to keep up with the ever expanding technology. But somehow they get the job done, and in most cases very well.
If you’re a Canon shooter, you no doubt have heard or followed the recent update to its EOS line of cameras. As a reviewer, I wish I could say I’ve gotten my hands on their newest cameras, if nothing else but for review purposes. But sadly I haven’t. However, I was sent a couple of new books on Canon cameras for review that provide me some insight about the new Canon Digital Rebel XSi/450D and the Canon 40D. I have the predecessors to both of these cameras, so what is discussed in these books under review are not foreign to me.