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New Canon Cameras and Lenses announced in Fall 2005

Canon USA Press Announcement 8/22/2005

Canon announced today two new DSLRs and two new lenses.

Canon EOS 5D

EOS 5D with 24-105 f/4 IS

The Canon EOS 5D will be the first Full Frame (FF) DSLR under $3500.

Some highlights

  • Full-size 12.8 megapixel
  • estimated selling price of$3,2993 with full software package including new Digital
    Photo Professional v2.0
  • New Picture Style function for easy, customizable and complete image control
  • DIGIC II Image Processor and 4-channel reading for fast 3 fps continuous shooting,
    even at full resolution
  • Burst performance: 60 Large/Fine JPEG or 17 RAW frames
  • 0.2 second startup
  • Newly developed 9-point AF unit with 6 invisible Supplemental AF points, improved
    AI SERVO AF subject tracking and improved focusing from a defocused state
  • 3 AF points work with f/2.8 or faster lenses for enhanced precision
  • New, more durable shutter rated to 100,000 shots for professional use
  • New 2.5 inch, approximately 230,000 pixel, wide-view LCD monitor

2.5" LCD

  • Interchangeable focusing screens: 3 types
  • X sync at 1/200 sec.
  • Full-featured INFO screen (including RGB histogram and AF frame displays)
  • Quick review images enlargeable

Read the full specs here and the complete white paper (1.4MB PDF).


Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

larger LCD EOS-1D Mk. II N

This is a modest update from the EOS-1D Mk. II with a larger screen.


Read the full specs here and the complete white paper (1.1MB PDF).

Canon EF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM

new EF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM

If this lens is a good L lens then it will be exciting (about $1250). We try to test this lens as soon as we can. The range is very good and we think that image stabilization (IS) is also useful in the lower tele range.

Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM

EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM

Although not an L lens (about $650) this could be a great travel lens if the image quality is good. We also try to find out as soon as we get our hands on a sample.





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