Jan 28, 2005

The Future Of The Must-Have DSLR

from Digital Camera Websites: Digital Photography News
Canon 1D Mark II - Announced One year Ago Today

Today is the anniversary of the announcement of the Canon EOS 1D Mark II. It's big brother, the 16.7 mp 1DS Mark II is in the early stages of it's life cycle. The 1D was a "must" upgrade if you were using the D30 which was Canon's only other option at the time. The Mark II versions of the original 1D and 1DS offered refinements, speed, increased resolution and vastly superior high ISO performance. Has the current state of the art eliminated the "must have" upgrades for the foreseable future? This is not to say that refinements will not continually be made...but will they be deal makers as we've seen in the past? Discuss the future of DSLR's here.

EOS-1D Mark II Camera Doubles Resolution, Burst Rate, Processing Speed and Memory Card Slots; Increases Shooting Speed to 8.5 FPS, Expands ISO Range and Improves Color Control

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2004 — With Super Bowl XXXVIII as an imminent and fitting backdrop, Canon today announced its newest — and the world's fastest — professional digital SLR: the high-resolution, high-speed EOS-1D Mark II camera. This camera establishes new benchmarks for quick response, flexible control, imaging excellence, and RAW image management (through included software solutions that rival costly stand-alones and plug-ins) for professional digital photographers whether they are capturing the next "immaculate reception" on the gridiron, or a team of bridesmaids attempting to pick off the bridal bouquet at a wedding reception.

"Having made our mark on photojournalism, sports-action photography, portrait and wedding photography, and the world of professional photography overall with the EOS-1D and 1Ds digital SLR cameras, Canon once again raises the standard of imaging excellence, efficiency and ease of use," stated Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ). "That new standard is called Mark II… Canon's EOS-1D Mark II digital camera."
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