Canon to Debut 4.15M-Pixel AF Digital SLR Camera for Professional Use

Canon Inc. will market a professional-use AF digital single-lens camera, the “Canon EOS-1D,” with 4.15 million pixels in mid-December for $6500 USD.

The company is scheduled to produce 3,000 units a month.

This camera is developed for professional users for media, broadcasting and studio use. It has a newly developed 28.7mm by 19.1mm effective imaging area and a 4.15-million-pixel charge-coupled device image sensor.

Its image engine is capable of high-speed image processing and serial shooting of a maximum of eight frames per second (serial shooting of about 21 frames).

The model will succeed those of Canon’s highest-end silver halide camera, the “EOS-1V.” The lens mount is the EF, as used in the EOS series.


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