Nikon’s D50, the company’s latest foray into the sub-$1,000 digital-SLR category, outstrips most other budget bodies in its class and kicks much point-and-shoot ass.
Much of that capability comes from the D50’s lineage. The body feels and functions like a detuned D70, which was itself a breakthrough product. The D50 sports the same imaging sensor as the more expensive D70, and delivers terrific bang for the buck.
ATI’s CrossFire technology finally gave ATI a dual-GPU solution. And even as we greeted the Radeon X850 XT CrossFire Edition with a barely stifled yawn, we held out hope that the X1800 XT CrossFire Edition would help the company advance down the field.