Canon EOS-1Ds: Yes, it is real|
(Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 17:37 EDT)
We've been receiving quite a few emails asking us for inormation as to the Canon EOS-1Ds, a new SLR model which was accidentally revealed in a press release that briefly appeared on one of Canon's European websites.
We're currently under a non-disclosure agreement regarding this camera, and intend to continue to respect this agreement regarding information that is not publicly available. Once the cat is out of the bag though, there's really no way to put it back in there - we're in the Internet age, and information spreads rapidly.
Details from the press release are now publicly available on the website of PC Magazine, amongst others, and have been confirmed accurate in the PC Magazine article by Canon's Chuck Westfall. Here is what limited information is known at this time:
More on this once we reach the official announcement date.
- Canon EOS-1Ds
- "The world's highest resolution professional camera"
- Full 35mm-frame sized CMOS sensor
- 11.1 megapixels effective resolution
- "Almost [double] the resolution ordinarily considered state of the art for a digital SLR camera in the world today"