Canon EOS-1Di [CR2]

World’s fastest dSLR?
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CANON U.S.A. BRINGS IN NEW PROFESSIONAL LINE, 8.2-MEGAPIXEL, 22 FPS, APS-C EOS-1Di DIGITAL SLR EVOLUTION CONTINUED

Ultra-High FPS, New Eletronic Mirror, and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors Powers the EOS-1Di Making It The World’s Fastest Digital SLR

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 4, 2008 – The new 8.2-megapixel, APS-C Canon EOS-1Di Digital SLR camera brings the advantages of APS-C sensors to professionals. At a mind blowing 22 frames per second, the EOS-1Di digital SLR can fire huge eletronic-driven bursts of 320 Large JPEGs or 100 RAW files because it employs the new Dual DIGIC 4 image processor engine, providing enough computational horsepower to do parallel processing at a rate unmatched by any other digital SLR. The all-new 8.2 megapixel, APS-C size CMOS sensor which is designed and manufactured by Canon, is the most light-sensitive and innovative sensor that Canon has developed to date. It features the same gapless mircro lens array found in the new EOS-50D digital SLR. This results in exceptional image quality and an amazing ISO range of 50 to 6400 with extensions to ISO 25 and a highly usable ISO 12800.

The Canon EOS-1Di digital SLR is scheduled to begin shipping in early December and will have an estimated selling price of $2999. This makes the new camera a stunning bargain and a “must have” for pro shooters looking to add the versatility of a APS-C sensor to their line up.

“The new EOS-1Di digital SLR is an essential tool for professional sports photographers and photojournalists because of its exceptional speed and durability and it will attract a broad range of other professional and advanced amateur photographers because of its superior image quality and high low-light performance,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A. Inc. “In designing the EOS-1Di digital SLR, Canon responded to the requests of its many professional customers by adding new features that cater to their demanding needs. But at the same time, we have once again raised the bar for digital SLR cameras by introducing new technologies that only Canon can offer with the legendary EOS System.”

- I don’t like the use of APS-C. can we say it another way?
- we need to make another quote, this one was copied from previous release
- good start, just need to reword copied text

Evolved Mirror
- title has been selected, body need to be writen with following facts
- new eletronic mirror that is fixed in place
- eletronically controlled to make it transparent
- viewfinder is darken during continous shooting, not blacked out, also useable with movie mode and live view
- sensor is sealed from dust, no more anti-dust system required, impossible for dust to touch sensor
- negligible transmission loss due to light passing transparent mirror
- autofocus sensor alignment issues do not exist anymore
- eletronic mirror also replaces shutter, allows for shutters speeds up to 1/128,000 and no limits on x-sync
Developed and manufactured by Canon specifically for the EOS-1Di digital SLR, the camera’s new fully eletronic mirror replaces what many thought was unreplaceable.

- need a title and body to detail the advantages of 1.6x crop here

Dual “DIGIC 4″ Image Processors
Fulfilling the ultra-low noise, ultra-high image quality promise of the EOS-1Di digital SLR camera requires handling the enormous signal processing requirements of the camera’s 8.2-megapixel resolution and top continuous shooting speed of 22 frames per second. To accomplish this, Canon has incorporated two identical DIGIC 4 imaging engines into the camera for parallel (and hence, faster) signal processing. The CMOS sensor reads out to the dual “DIGIC 4″ processors simultaneously in eight channels. DIGIC 4 is the next generation of Canon’s proprietary image processing engine. This technology ensures the fine details and natural colors of images are optimally recorded and, as an added bonus, is responsible for the EOS-1Di SLR’s high-speed performance, faster signal processing and more efficient energy consumption.

Adding to the improved virtuosity of the images captured by the EOS-1Di digital SLR camera is the camera’s 16-bit Analog-to-Digital (A/D) conversion process. Able to recognize 65,536 colors per channel (four times the number of colors recognized by the EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR camera’s 14-bit conversion capability), this new model is able to produce images with finer and more accurate gradations of tones and colors. Additionally, given the significantly larger number of image file created when shooting at high speed by the EOS-1Di digital SLR camera, Canon has provided compatibility with the new Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) compact flash memory card specification, which enables ultra-high-speed data transfer to the card. Utilizing a UDMA compliant card doubles the data transfer speed compared to a conventional memory card, putting the new EOS-1Di Mark III on par with the 10 frames per second EOS-1D Mark III camera, even though the frame rate this new model is more than twice as fast.

- UDMA isn’t new anymore, might need to remove or reduce

Advanced Autofocus Technology
The EOS-1Di autofocus system has 45 AF points including 19 high-precision cross-type points and 26 Assist AF points. This new array allows the 19 cross-type points to be divided into groups of nine inner and nine outer focusing points plus a center point, which makes picking an individual focusing point much faster and easier than going through all 45. During manual AF point selection, the AF point area is expandable in two stages via Custom Function control.

Micro-adjustment feature allows for very fine changes in the AF point of focus for each lens type in use, along with the addition of adjustable focus-tracking sensitivity as another sophisticated new AF feature. Other new components in the AF system include the brand new eletronic mirror and the secondary image formation lens, both products of Canon’s vast expertise in optical engineering. Finally, the low-light sensitivity of the new AF sensor has been doubled to EV-1 for superior performance, compared with earlier EOS digital SLRs.

- we should say something about how the AF is even better than the 1D Mark III

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