The 10.1 megapixel EOS 40D houses a 3-inch LCD monitor with ‘Live View Function’ and features a fast start-up of 0.15 seconds, as well as being able to shoot 6.5 images per second, with a burst rate up to 75 consecutive JPEGs or 17 RAW images. There’s also a more powerful DIGIC III Image Processor than its predecessor, Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Picture Style settings, Spot metering, and Highlight Tone Priority. Price is still to be confirmed, although in the US it will sell for the equivalent of £600.
Trumping that is the 21 megapixel EOS 1Ds Mark III, which also features dual ‘DIGIC III’ image processors to speed up data handling and camera operation, as well as improving imaging performance. Also present is the EOS Integrated Cleaning System, a 3-inch LCD monitor with Live View Function, a burst rate up to 15 consecutive RAW images or 45 full-resolution JPEGs and a a water-resistant design. Expect that one to be nearer the £4,000 mark when it hits the shelves at the end of the year.