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Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-20-2007, 3:02 PM Reply   
along with the 1DsIII

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modeli d=15653

Highlites: 10 mp sensor with digic 3 processor, 6.5 fps.
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       08-20-2007, 4:22 PM Reply   
Any idea how much ?
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-20-2007, 6:54 PM Reply   
$1299 MAP.
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       08-20-2007, 6:58 PM Reply   
I'll be looking for it @ Costco.
Old    Taylor Jensen (wakeboardertj)      Join Date: May 2005       08-21-2007, 12:52 AM Reply   
the life view and better weather sealing with the 6.5 sounds good to me, too bad i just bought a 30d two months ago
Old    Charley Carvalho (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       08-21-2007, 12:54 AM Reply   
im excited glad i held off on the 30d
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-21-2007, 7:26 AM Reply   
You will really see the difference in your images with the 14 bit color the new sensor and digic3 processor provides as well as much cleaner high ISO. Good high ISO minimizes somewhat the need for fast lenses with action low light photography. The AF system is all new as well.
Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-21-2007, 9:16 AM Reply   
how about the specs on the rumored D300 or the new Sony chip as well? The next month sure is going to be an interesting.

(Message edited by caskimmer on August 21, 2007)
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       08-21-2007, 10:50 AM Reply   
It'll be interesting to see how Nikon fares in the future since they get their sensors from Sony. If Sony becomes a player in the SLR industry and starts to compete with Nikon and Canon, I wonder if Nikon is going to have to search for a different supplier for their sensors?

That 1dsIII looks mighty tasty!
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-21-2007, 2:43 PM Reply   
Unless Nikon starts using a larger sensor (which is the rumor) they are going to hit the wall real soon with total resolution. Nikon has already made huge market share increases on the low end/midrange market however. Canon should throw a few more pro features on the 40D to compete with the D200 (but they don't want to impede on their 1 series in the process.)
Old    Peter T (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-22-2007, 4:40 PM Reply   
Rich- in your opinion will the new AF be a big enough improvement over the 20D to justify an upgrade? Or, should I just save my spare change to get a 1D series?
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-22-2007, 6:16 PM Reply   
I guess it would depend on what you're trying to track/shoot. Wakeboarders don't present much of a challenge to the AF system. Probably best to wait and see what everyone reports. the 40D should be as good as the 5D system which was better then the 20D.

One thing that has got me sold on the 1DmkIII however is the lens calibration feature. I thought my lenses were fairly sharp with the other bodies but they are really good now. I'm completely happy with the mkIII, it's all I need in a body.

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