Canon Announces Canon EOS 1D Mark III

As expected, Canon has updated the tried and true Canon EOS 1D Mark IIN with the Canon EOS 1D Mark III. Improving on the old formula, the new camera has:

Canon EOS 1D Mark III
. APS-H sized (1.3x crop) 10.1 megapixel image sensor
. Dual DiGIC III image processors
. 10 frames per second (10!!!)
. Deeeeeep image buffer – 110 JPEGs or 30 RAWs continuous
. New 19 area Auto Focus system (19 “cross-type” Af points)
. ISO6400 availability
. Live LCD preview??
. 3″ LCD
. Ships in April with a $3,999 MSRP

Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Also announced were:

. WFT-E2A Wireless File Transmitter

Canon has expanded the functionality of the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2 to also support two-way communication via peer to peer (PTP) and HTTP protocols. Remote users can trigger the shutter button or download images from the camera via an internet browser window, dramatically reducing the time it takes from capture to publication. The Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2 offers users a greater degree of security by allowing up to 4 types of WEP encryption as well as WPA2-PSK, which supports high security AES encryption.”

. OSK-E3 Original Data Security Kit file encryption and verification (think CSI)
. Canon Speedlite 580EX II
. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens

The successor to the Canon EOS 30D (presumably the Canon EOS 40D) should be right around the corner.. I’ll keep ya’ll posted..

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