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introduced 1998

• professional dugital stills SLR camera
• slimmer and more compact body design
• retains most EOS - 1N functions and operations
• newly developed 2 million pixel high resolution CCD
• 12 - bit lossless raw data compression handling for emphasis on image quality
• built-in 1.8" colour monitor, for instant image vertification
• large buffer memory (32 Mb) handles continuous bursts of 3.5 FPS, up to 15 frames
• stores up to 210 frames with PCMCIA type III 340 Mb hard disk
• built-in microphone
• compatible with entire EF lens range
• compatible with E-TTL automatic flash system
• 5 point AF system (automatic or selectable)
• 6 metering modes - 16 zone evaluative, partial, fine-spot, foocusing point linked spot
• high sensitivity equivalent to ISO 200-1600
• shutter speed range 1/8000th - 30 sec + bulb, 1/250th sec X sync
• 6 auto exposure viewfinder

Type
Type: single-shot, autofocusing, single-lens reflex digital camera, with 36-bit full colour (RGB: 12 bits each).
Lens mount: Canon EF mount (fully electronically controlled)
Lens compatibility: Canon EF lens line (actual image size is equivalent to approximately 1.6 times the focal length indicated on the lens)
Viewfinder: full-frame single-lens reflex type.
Focusing screen: Ec-II standard
Eyepoint: 20mm
Shutter: vertical-travel focal-plane shutter using carbon blades and metal blades, with all speeds electronically controlled
Release time lag: 90 ms (TBD)
Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 seconds plus bulb; maximum X-sync speed 1/250 second
Mirror: click-return half-mirror (reflectance: admittance = 63:37)
Film advance mode: single-shot and continuous
Continuous shooting speed: continuous shooting at 3.5 frames per second, up to 15 continuous frames (with shutter speed at 1/250 second or greater)
Vertical shutter release, AE lock: included
Colour monitor: built-in 1.8-inch colour monitor

Autofocusing
Autofocus type: TTL-CT-SIR type (TTL cross secondary image phase differential detection for center vertical F2.8)
Focusing modes: single-shot AF, moving subject AI servo AF and manual
Measurement points: 5 points (II + II type)
Measurement point selection: automatic or suer-controlled
Autofocusing measurement range: EV 1 to 17 (ISO 200)

Exposure control
Autofocus type: 12-zone SPC and TTL open aperture metering using BASIS selection of five modes, including 12-zone evaluation metering, center-weighted average value metering, partial metering (approximately23.7% of frame)
Also available: spot metering (approximately 9.1% of frame) and fine-spot metering (approximately 6.1% of frame)
Metering range:
• evaluation metering and partial metering: EV 1 to 19 (at room temperature, EF 50mm, F1.4, ISO 200)
• fine-spot metering: EV 2 to 19 (same conditions)
Exposure control modes:
• shutter priority AE
• aperture proitrity AE
• depth of field priority AE
• intelligent program AE
• E-TTL program flash AE
• TTL program flash AE
• Manual
• Bulb
Exposure compensation: ± 3 EV, ± 3 stops in 1/3, 1/2, or full stops (user -selected)
Autoexposure bracketing: ± 3 stops in 1/3, 1/2, or full stops (user-selected). Custom function F-9 can change the order of the three-frame continuous exposure sequence
Depth of field verification: use depth of field verification switch

Digital units
Imaging element: 15.5 x 22.8-mm, two million pixel CCD (effective pixels: 1736 horizontal x 1160 vertical, aspect ratio: 2:3)
ISO sensitivity: ISO 200 to 1600 equivalent
Image recording media: PCMCIA-ATA standard type I, II, or III PC cards
Image file type: TIFF/EP (12-bit lossless compression raw data)
Size at recording: 1.6 Mb; at restoration: 6 Mb (8-bit processing) or 12 Mb (12-bit processing)
Recording capacity: approx. 210 frames (estimated with 340-Mb hard disk card)
Auto recording: Built-in microphone for recording with any given frame (monaural, telephone-quality)
Computer interfaces:
• IEEE1394 port with exclusive cable for direct connection (requires PC with IEEE1394 interface board)
• PC card inserted in PC card reader on PC end
Compatible computer: Macintosh: 68040 CPU or higher (Power PC recommended); Windows 95 (ORS2 or greater) or Windows NT (4.0 or greater); minimum 64 Mb RAM; Adobe Photoshop Ver 4.0 or greater
White balance: Five preset modes (including auto), plus custom settings
IR-cut low-pass filter: built-in removable

Other
Custom functions: twelve functions, excluding F-1 and F-2
X-contact: accessory shoe (direct X-contact) and PC jack, both usable at once
Flash compatability: compatible with E-TTL auto flash exposure compensation when used in combination with any Canon EX series flash unit
Self-timer: built-in electronically controlled timer with 10-second/2-second selection, blinking indicator lamp, and second countdown on top LCD panel
Information display: inside viewfinder on LCDS panels
Remote control: new one-touch three-pin remote control contact included as standard equipment
Product package: EOS D2000 camera, hand strap, neck strap, AC adapter, battery charger, universal plug, car battery adapter, IEEE1394 cable, driver software (Windows/Macintosh), and user's manual
Power supply: user-replaceable, rechargeable NiCd battery* (takes up to 300 frames on a full charge), or AC power supply with AC adapter (included)
*Ni-Cd batteries sold serparately
AC power supply conditions: 47 to 63 Hz, 95 to 250 V AC (both AC adapter and battery charger)
Size: 161 (W) x 92 (D) x 174 (H)mm
Weight: 1650g

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Canon announces new professional digtial camera with two million pixel CCD

Canon has announced the release in April of the EOS D2000 professional digital camera, designed specifically for photojournalism and related fields.

Developed as a successor to the EOS DC3, the Canon EOS D2000 features a more compact body (18% smaller than the EOS DCS3) that is easier to carry and operate, and a newly developed two million pixel CCD for much greater accuracy in colour reproduction.

The EOS D2000 digital camera provides the EOS user with the familiar EOS feel, by retaining the mode settings and dial operation of the EOS 1N, and by accepting the full range of over 50 EOS interchangeable EF lenses without the need for an adaptor.

A 1.8 inch colour LCD monitor in the camera's back panel enables the user to verify each shot immediately after taking it. In addition, to meet the requirements of the professional photographer, the camera provides rapid continuous shooting capability of up to 15 frames at 3.5 frames per second, a removable Ni-Cd rechargeable battery (sold separately), and a IEEE1394 Firewire interface for high-speed image transfer, as well as many other advanced features.

Since 1995, Canon has collaborated with Eastman Kodak Co., USA, in developing and marketing the EOS DCS series of professional-level digital cameras. This series combines the body of Canon's EOS 1N AF single lens reflex camera with the Kodak digital camera back.

Compact Body

The exterior of the EOS DCS series - in which the camera unit and digital unit were clearly distinguishable - has been redesigned using exterior trim components that incorporate the camera and digital units into one. The result is a camera that is 38mm lower and 7mm slimmer than the EOS DC3 (for an overall size reduction of 18%), as well as a refined design. Weighting only 1650g, it is only marginally heavier than an EOS 1N or EOS 1N RS with Power Drive Booster, so offers easy handling and carrying to meet the demands of journalists and other professional users.

High Image Quality

For high-quality image recording the newly developed two million pixel CCD provides more natural colour reproduction than the 1.3 million pixel CCD of the EOS DCS3. In addition, a removable infrared low-pass filter included between the camera mount and mirror cuts infrared light and prevents image reddening. This also reduces false colours that can occur when bright conditions cause the CCD to perceive colours at values other than their actual.

EOS Operating Features

The D2000 retains the operating functionality of the EOS 1N, the most advanced model in the Canon EOS series of autofocusing single lens reflex cameras. It is compatible with the full range of over 50 Canon EF lenses, from the 14mm ultra wide angle lens to the 1200mm super telephoto lens. This enables photographers using silver-emulsion cameras to make the transition to digital photography easily.

Enhanced Ease of Use

Ease of use has been greatly enhanced in response to suggestions from EOS DCS3 users by incorporating the following features:

1.8 inch colour LCD monitor to display images immediately after shooting.
High-speed continuous shooting of up to 15 frames at 3.5 frames per second.
Rechargeable Ni-Cd battery easily replaceable by the user (available separately).
New viewfinder that provides a large display of the entire image frame.

Other features

Other features on the EOS D2000 include:
Next-generation IEEE 1394 Firewire interface for high-speeed data transfer of photo images.
Compatibility with the Canon 220EX/380EX Speedlites for the EOS series, with the E-TTL automatic flash exposure compensation system for more natural flash shots and accurate exposure in very dark or backlit conditions.

Two PCMCIA Type II card slots for image recording and interface use.

 

The EOS D2000 will be available from April at an RRP £TBA

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