If you're a fan of photography and a camera geek, you'll of course be looking forward to the flurry of announcements ahead of the big PMA 2007 show next month in Las Vegas.
The pre-PMA announcements have already begun, with Canon announcing a new replacement for it's flagship digital SLR. The most notable feature from my perspective was something noted by Wired News:
"Claiming it as the world's fastest digital SLR, Canon's announced the forthcoming release of the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR, which promises 10 frames per second at 10.1 megapixels, capturing up to 110 JPEGs or 30 RAW files in each burst.
Aimed at pro sports photographers and photojournalists, the Mark III accomplishes this with heavy-duty processing power: it has dual DIGIC III image processors. Two processors in a camera! What next, dual core? You could run MAME on this thing..."
"It'll ship in the states this Spring, at the same price as its predecessor, the EOS-1D Mark II N Digital SLR, which goes for about $3.5k at Amazon, with a "retail" price of $6k."
Two processors are a bit of a milestone. Looking forward to seeing more reviews of the camera in the coming days.
If you're in the market for any type of camera, large or small, hold off for a few weeks.