Sunday, August 19, 2007

Leaked: Canon 40D and Canon 1Ds Mark III at Amazon! (two new lenses as well!)

The specs of the Canon 40D and big daddy Canon 1Ds Mark III were leaked at Amazon! A number of eagle-eyed dpreview forum users caught them and wrote up about it. But first two new lenses were not only leaked, but they are also taking pre-orders!

New Canon lenses available for pre-order!
The Amazon pages have since been taken down for the two DSLRs cameras, but not for the two new lenses!

  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM SLR Lens , a new EF-S USM IS (Image Stabilization) "kit" lens costs $200 (two hundred) and is available for pre-order at Amazon. Estimate release is November 17 (they usually err on the side of caution, things get shipped earlier a lot of times)
  • Canon EF 14mm F2.8L II USM a new 35mm FF lens, ideally suited for the 1Ds Mark III according to the Canon marketing materials. This one is slightly more expensive, $2200 and shipping by November 15, 2007. Description and basic specs

    Links to the now deleted Amazon pages
  • While the pages were pulled down, the product numbers won't likely change, so when the cameras are officially announced, the links will be presumably be working again: 40D at Amazon and 1Ds Mark III at Amazon.

    Detailed threads on the Canon 40D and 1Ds Mark III
  • thread #1 (start here first for 40D info)
  • thread #2
  • thread #3
  • Canon 40D forum
  • Marketing text/promo (on the 40D). Screenshots of Amazon leak.
  • Screenshot of 1Ds Mark III leak

    Canon 40D Highlights (based on the threads listed above)
  • $1300 body only price
  • 10 megapixel 1.6x CMOS sensor, 5.7 microns
  • DIGIC III, 14-bit A/D conversion
  • 6.5fps (17 RAW or 75 JPEG), 100K shutter
  • sRAW, RAW + JPEG (any JPEG size)
  • 35-zone metering
  • 3" LCD (230k), LiveView, updated OVF 0.95x (from 0.90x), eyepoint 22mm (from 20mm)
  • CF card, Nine new custom functions
  • Optional BG-E2N battery grip takes six AA batteries (woohoo!) or two BP-511A
  • weather resistant

    Canon 1Ds Mark III Highlights (based on the threads listed above)
  • $8000 body only price
  • 21 megapixel 35mm-full-frame CMOS sensor, 6.4 micron pixels
  • 5fps at shutter speeds 1/500 or faster (15 RAW or 45 JPEG)
  • sRAW (5 megapixels)
  • 3" LCD (230K), Live View
  • LP-E4 LiIon battery pack
  • Shutter lag 55ms, startup 0.15 seconds
  • 14-bit A/D, Dual DIGIC III processor (not just PCs have dual-core you know!)
  • Both CF and SD/SDHC with flexible recording options taking full advantage of both slots (good!)
  • 300K shutter
  • 45 AF points, 19 cross-types, 26 assist points

    More web reaction to these
  • Coverage of both at Northern Light: 40D and 1Ds Mark III
  • At Bob Atkins, with a nice table showing all the NEW or updated specs!
  • And at
  • Nikon forum users react to the news
  • An interesting comparison technique of the 30D vs 40D at YessNoo
  • And at the 1DS3 blog here at blogspot

    Update August 20, 2007: The cameras have now been officially announced. Details on the new Canon DSLRs and lenses here and on the new Canon non-dSLR digital cameras here

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