February 23 2007 - Photo Jottings

February 23 2007



Amidst all the boring new point and shoot entry level cameras comes a breath of fresh air.  Canon announces the EOS 1D MK III.  Don’t expect a review anytime soon, or ever for that matter, as it’ll retail for $3999, though at that price it seems to represent quite a value.  Also announced were a new 16-35mm F/2.8L lens that’s of course supposed to be better than the current one; a new speedlite 580 EX II flash unit and a wireless file transmitter.  Once again, the closest I’ll be getting to this camera is probably the pictures on the left, but there’s a possibility of a lens review (16-35mm F/2.8L II) in the future.  Below check out some quick specifications, full specification sheet here.

  • A “live” preview mode, normal shutter operation though.
  • 1.3x conversion factor, APS-H sized sensor.
  • 10.1mp with dual DIGIC III processors.
  • 14 bit A/D conversion
  • ISO 100-3200 and 50-6400 with extension.
  • Burst rate of 10fps JPEG
  • Integrated cleaning system-AKA dust reduction.
  • 3.0″ 230,000 LCD
  • Selectable noise reduction.
  • 45 AF points, 19 selectable cross type, 26 assist points.
  • Billed as “the mother of all DSLRs” by me.
  • Initial price of $3999.
  • Battery life of 2200 shots at 68° F.
  • 6.6 x 6.2h x 3.1d.
  • Weight 2 1/2 lbs.
  • Weather sealed body.
  • Available in April 2007
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