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Old Sep 11, 2002, 11:38 PM   #1
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Photokina marks the 15-year anniversary of EOS as a brand. Canon is announcing two new EOS models at the show - the world's highest resolution Pro-camera, the EOS 1Ds and the EOS 300V, which is predicted to become the world’s number 1 selling SLR camera.

The EOS-1Ds features the first ever full frame 35mm CMOS sensor with 11.1 million effective pixels. The EOS-1Ds capture astounding detail & colour, almost doubling the resolution ordinarily considered state of the art for a digital SLR camera in the world today.*

Also new this year are three digital still cameras, all featuring the new high performance DIGital Imaging Core (DIGIC) processor. One of the trio, the Digital IXUS v³, is claiming the position as the world’s smallest 3.2 Megapixel digital camera with optical zoom and LCD monitor.*

Along with the new additions to the camera line up, Canon is announcing Canon Imaging Gateway (CIG), a digital imaging web site, which Canon Europe sees as the vital missing link in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) by creating a one-on-one communication channel to consumer users.

The online solution will allow users to download updates for their digital cameras, in much the same way that mobile phone users download personalised ring-tones. CIG also offers other services online, such as photo albums, photo-printing.
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Old Sep 12, 2002, 8:17 AM   #2
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You forgot to mention the Canon D30 & 60, Fuji S1 & S2, Nikon D1, D1X, D1H, and even the Contax N. Wouldn't all of these be obsolete too?

With the new Canon EOS 1Ds body (full frame, 11mp) costing $6000, I'll keep using my obsolete D100. <obvious sarcasm>

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Old Sep 12, 2002, 11:06 AM   #3
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Well ...

I suspect you will see a lotof cheap used dSLRs soon.
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Old Sep 12, 2002, 11:07 AM   #4
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True 6k is high .. IF that is the price. Also, we stil have not heard form Olympus.
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More than 1-way to skin a cat

If adding an 11.1Mp sensor increase the price to 6k, why not use two 5.2Mp (or 6Mp) sensors? It's been done with 3 CCDs color video camera...

Putting a beam splitter right in the middle and summing the two 1/2 digitized pictures may cost only $3k... (or less). It's actually easier to do on an EVF based 5700/D7 body than on a dSLR! and we might even get a full frame picture (if the lenses are interchangeable)

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Old Sep 12, 2002, 11:49 PM   #6
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Yea, I see how a camera costing almost 4x the price of a D100 makes the D100 obsolete. Lets get real.

By the way I am a Canon guy, but the D100 AF makes it very tempting.
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6000 = 3 X 2000.

Also, this is the guessed price!

Also, if the 11mp Canon - $6000, what do you think is gonna happen to all those low res, less than full frame 6mpix gadgets .... can you spell depreciation?
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Canon is no dummy. They'll charge what the market will bear to recoup their investment, but as soon as a competition show-up the price will be adjusted downward accordingly... and so are the rest of the cameras market! (BTW The D60 and D100 prices adjusted several times before they were released) Beside retail price is always slighly lower than MSRP...

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NHL is 100% correct. the price is an estimate. when the Contax N was about to appear it also had a way out there price and everybody was agast. both are supposed full or close to full frame. its just that th N tripped on the way to market and missed the opportunity to get max revenue per unit sold. Contax has opted to do what they have to for proper market value to them. hence we don't see it and maybe we will and maybe we won't. either the product or the $ will have to change.
the first Volley has been fired. now lets see what the other boys are up to on the 25th of september. the balls in their court now
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Canon made that anouncement on their two new digicams and you think Nikon doesn't have plan for their new cameras, get real bubba, the D3 is coming and the D100X is on its way. It probably take another 3 years before the D100 is retired.

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