Canon launches world's fastest digital camera

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Canon launches world's fastest digital camera

Professional sports and wildlife photography demands speed, power and endurance. Canon's new flagship digital camera ticks all the right boxes and shatters some records along the way.

Designed from the ground up, the EOS-1D Mark III takes over from the EOS 1D Mark II N as the fastest digital camera on the market. When it comes to the split-second action of a match-winning goal or a wild animal in flight, this 10.1 Megapixel camera is quick enough to capture ten full size photos every second. Those extra shots can mean the difference between a great image and a missed opportunity. And with the power to shoot up to 110 images without pause, the chances of getting the perfect shot are even greater.

Dual "DIGIC III" image processors drive the camera's pack-leading performance. Canon's purpose-built chips work fast enough to process over 100 Megabytes of data per second.

Speed and image quality are just parts of the equation. Canon has spent the last 20 years working with photographers to refine the ultimate tool for the professional in the field. The camera’s tough, magnesium alloy body is protected against dust and moisture - crucial for photographers on assignment in desert areas or extreme weather conditions. The EOS Integrated Cleaning System keeps dust off the image sensor, reducing maintenance time. The 3.0” TFT LCD makes it easier for photographers to check images, and with Live View mode they can use it to compose shots too.

The EOS-1D Mark III is a digital SLR camera compatible with the EOS system of Canon EF lenses, Speedlite flash units and accessories.

Pricing and availability
The EOS-1D Mark III is priced at £3049.99 RRP inc.VAT, availability TBA.

Posted : 07/03/2007 19:54:32

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