We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,994 News Articles

Canon unveils 4.15Mp digital camera

But professional snapper won't come cheap

Canon unveiled its latest digital still camera today, a 4.15Mp (megapixel) model intended for professional users, which features what the company claims is the world's fastest continuous shooting speed.

The EOS-1D, a SLR (single lens reflex) digital still camera with interchangeable lenses, allows photographers to shoot 8fps (frames per second) for up to 21 consecutive frames at the highest resolution large/fine mode.

In comparison, its predecessor the EOS-D2000 had a continuous shooting speed of just 3.5fps, according to Jun Misumi, a spokesman for Canon.

While a digital still camera takes longer to release a shutter than a film camera does, the new EOS model gets closer to the performance of a film SLR camera by narrowing the shutter release lag time to 0.55 seconds and also has a blackout time — the time nothing can be seen through the viewfinder while the picture is being taken — of 0.87 seconds, the company said in a statement.

Images are captured on a 4.15Mp CCD (charge-coupled device) and stored in Jpeg format. In the highest-resolution mode, the images are 2,464x1,648 pixels and are 2.4MB in size. A 128MB CompactFlash card can hold up to 53 images at this mode, according to Canon.

The camera is equipped with an FireWire interface to enable fast download of images to a PC.

Canon will roll out the EOS-1D in mid-December in Japan, priced at 750,000 yen (£4,400), and worldwide around the same time.


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs UK: Is this the actual Note 4 - video

IDG UK Sites

How Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and others have let us down over UltraHD and hiDPI screens

IDG UK Sites

How Ford designs next-generation cars at its Melbourne Design Centre

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 release date, rumours, video, UK price & images: iPhone launch event confirmed for 9...