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peters Sep 20, 2002 2:18 AM

Canon EOS 1Ds - Official Specs, Photos, etc. !
Everything is out. All the information can be found at Seems Canon decided to pre-empt Photokina and post it all!

Check it out!

NHL Sep 20, 2002 7:45 AM

Direct Links:

- RAW + jpeg simultaneous recording
- FAT 32 (ie beyond 2G limit of DCF)
- 4.1 Mb/picture (sRGB and Adobe RGB)
- Firewire

[Edited on 9-20-2002 by NHL]

NHL Sep 23, 2002 9:12 PM

Well it looks like the Kodak DCS Pro-14n undercut the EOS by $2000 with a higher 14Mpixels... Interesting time indeed!

Steves Sep 24, 2002 7:46 AM

AND ...

an obvious opening for Olympus to udercut all of this with a new dLR built around a smaller chip!

sjms Sep 24, 2002 8:23 AM

if the info is correct it's more like $5000 undercut if the $9000 canon price is not a typo. gee!!! 2 for the price of one with change too.

[Edited on 9-24-2002 by sjms]

NHL Sep 24, 2002 9:44 AM

Well we always have the SD-9 that undercut them all ($1800), with the controversial small Foveon 10+Mpixels CCD...

[Edited on 9-24-2002 by NHL]

NHL Sep 24, 2002 9:51 AM

... and here's the Oly

... only based on Kodak's 5M and another 'standard 4/3' different lens mount!

[Edited on 9-24-2002 by NHL]

sjms Sep 24, 2002 10:01 AM

lets group them properly. there now are the full frame models and then there are the others. the sigma is not full frame. i.7 factor. to the others group for it.

[Edited on 9-24-2002 by sjms]

[Edited on 9-24-2002 by sjms]

NHL Sep 24, 2002 10:07 AM

I sure hope Oly knows how to price this one... It starts to look like a sitting duck (if only 5M?) with the D7Hi/5700 on the bottom and the SD9/D100/D60 on top!

... with the EOS-1Ds and the Kodak Pro14n @ the high-end... Very interesting Xmas season coming up...

[Edited on 9-24-2002 by NHL]

NHL Sep 24, 2002 4:15 PM

... and then for the beginners: there's also this Panasonic with 12x Leica Optical Image Stabilizer starter SLR:

[Edited on 9-25-2002 by NHL]

rcpage Sep 25, 2002 2:56 PM

Press summary
Canon Blasts to 11 Million Pixels
Canon will soon put on sale worldwide a new 11-megapixel single-lens reflex digital still camera that offers higher resolution than any professional camera on the market.

Canon said the new EOS-1Ds offer a maximum resolution of 4064 x 2704, almost double the highest resolution available in other digital cameras. The EOS-1Ds take Canon's proprietary CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) technology further with an imaging area of 24 x 36mm, the same dimensions used by full-frame 35mm SLR cameras. In addition to the 11.1-million pixels, CMOS sensors use only 1/5 to 1/10 as much power as the more commonly used CCDs (charge-coupled device) sensors. The main difference between CCDs and CMOS sensors is in the way the stored charges are converted into a usable signal. Up to now, CMOS image sensors had a maximum size of 6.3 million pixels.

Yukiaki Hashimoto, vice president and general manager of Canon USA photographic products group, said in a statement: "The features of this camera, combined with the largest selection of lenses and accessories of any SLR system in the industry, will provide the ultimate imaging device for pros." The camera also includes 45-point autofocus, 21-point evaluative metering, simultaneous RAW + JPEG recording. It is capable of shooting up to 3 frames per second in 10-frame bursts and comes bundled with software utilities for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Additional camera features include an ISO range of 100-1250, high-speed IEEE 1394 interface and auto-switching FAT16/FAT32 member card formatting capability.

Steves Sep 25, 2002 10:55 PM

1250? I wonder if that is real?

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