>Complete specs on Canon EOS-1D
>If only the price was about 50 percent less...but I can still dream...
Indeed! Too expensive for my use. I saw one and picked up a spec sheet at
Interestingly the spec sheet doesn't mention bit depth (36-bits); that spec is
in the web site spec page.
At 2496x1664 pixels its not quite up to 2700 ppi film scan res yet. I wonder
how large one can print from it's output (assume passing 36-bit raw through
Photoshop for such editing and adjustments that may be appropriate). The web
site FAQs include the following interesting comment on their target market:
Q. Why 4MP (not 5 or 6MP)?
A. We chose a 4MP CCD as the most suitable type to deliver unmatched
image quality at 8 fps. Current competitive models with higher
resolution provide lower performance in terms of framing rates, low
light sensitivity, focal length conversion factors, and many other
features that are critical for the professional news, sports and
wedding photographers who form the primary target market for the
EOS-1D. Also, at 4MP, the EOS-1D's resolution is sufficient for the
vast majority of newspaper and magazine assignments.