Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c - Digital camera - SLR - 13.9 Mpix - body only - supported memory: CF, MMC, SD, MicrodriveNow the quality of medium format with the flexibility of 35 mm is available to photographers with CANON EF lenses. The 14-megapixel KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR/c Digital Camera, like its cousin the DCS Pro SLR/n, has the highest resolution and widest ISO range of any digital SLR on the market.The DCS Pro SLR/c Digital Camera utilizes a 4536 x 3024-pixel, 12-bit CMOS imager that covers the full 24mm-by-36mm image area of 35mm, so photographers gain the benefits of true wide-angle lenses. This sensor uses advanced High Performance-Low Noise (HPLN) technology, which enables increased sensitivity and reduced noise levels to drive much broader ISO performance. The camera's variable-resolution function enables photographers to choose the image size that best suits their specific workflow-14MP, 6MP, 3MP or even 0.8MP JPEG-only files.The camera boasts a flash sync of 1/180th of a second with a Focal Plane (FP) flash mode up to 1/6000th of a second when using an EX-series Speedlite, and an overall shutter speed range from 1/6000 to 30 seconds. Captured at about 1.7 frames per second, images can be saved as RAW files, normal JPEG files, or KODAK PROFESSIONAL Extended Range Imaging Technology (ERI) JPEG files. With an ERI-JPEG file, a form of picture protection, photographers can enhance (or correct) a shot after it's taken. Those who use DCS RAW, JPEG and ERI-JPEG files can access a fully calibrated ISO range of 6 to 800; those who use DCS RAW files can also access an extended (non-calibrated) range from 1000 to 1600 ISO.The DCS Pro SLR/c Digital Camera also features an infrared remote control for shutter release; a "longer exposure" mode, enabling exposures up to 30 seconds at lower ISO settings (down to 6 ISO); a full resolution RAW image burst depth of ,19 frames using its integrated 512MB RAM buffer; and a "sleep mode, " which conserves battery life. And, Kodak offers free firmware and software upgrades, so your new DCS Pro SLR/c Digital Camera can stay that way.

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Kodak DCS-14N 13.89MP Professional Digital SLR CameraFeatures:
  • Compatible with Compactflash or MMC memory cards
  • Connects with Macs and PCs via Firewire port (IEEE 1394 )
  • Removable, rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • Delivers the highest resolution images in the digital SLR market today—13.89 million total pixels (January 2003)
  • No lens magnification factor--get the same image with the lens as you would with film

Kodak Professional, which brought you the first professional digital camera more than a decade ago, is proud to bring you the DCS Pro 14n, a standard F-mount SLR digital camera with a 35 mm-size, 13.89 million-pixel complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor.Equal in size to 35 mm film, the sensor's focal length magnification is 1: 1. You get the same true wide-angle image as you would with film, with no lens magnification factor. It's the ideal camera for high-resolution group shots, allowing you to see the finest detail.The DCS Pro 14n is also the industry's first SLR digital camera that can shoot variable-resolution RAW files at 3, 6, or 14 megapixels. You'll have the dynamic range and versatility of working with RAW files at the resolution you choose.With the DCS Pro 14n camera, you won't lose a shot. Picture protection will see to that. And, Kodak proprietary Extended Range Imaging Technology will provide two stops of exposure latitude in a JPEG workflow.Designed for professional portrait, selected wedding, and commercial photographers, the DCS Pro 14n camera is one of the most technologically advanced cameras on the market, and thanks to free firmware and software upgrades, it will stay that way, too.

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Fujifilm Finepix S2 Pro 6.17MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Features:
  • SLR-type digital camera works with Nikon F mount lens, accepts majority of Nikkor AF lenses
  • Dual media slots for SmartMedia and Compactflash Type II (Microdrive compatible)
  • Continuous shooting: 2 frames per second, up to 7 frames
  • Dual interface: Firewire IEEE1394 and USB 1.1

The FinePix S2 Pro is the second-generation professional-body SLR to feature FujiFilm's next generation Super-CCD sensor system for professional photography. The FinePix S2 offers a full feature set that's perfect for professional photographers, including a resolution of 6.17 million effective pixels and compatibility with Nikon F-mount lenses as well as a majority of Nikkor AF lenses.

Optics and Resolution
The 6.17 million effective pixels translate to 12 million recorded pixels (4,256 x 2,848), or a 4.5 MB file size, due to Fuji's Super CCD (see below for more info). The FinePix S2 Pro has a Nikon F mount and accepts every AF Nikkor and most manual AI or AI-S Nikkor lenses. In addition, the camera has shutter speeds of 30 seconds to 1/4,000 second, and continuous shooting of approximately 2 frames per second, up to a total of 7 frames. Its wide range of ISO equivalents of 100/160/200/400/800/1,600 allow for picture taking under a variety of challenging lighting conditions.

Fuji's Super CCD
Instead of conventional CCDs with square photodiodes and pixel arrangements, Fuji’s Super CCD has octagonal-shaped photodiodes and pixels situated on 45-degree angles. This "honeycomb" pattern increases sensitivity, allowing pixels to be efficiently packed at maximum density. The area of the photodiode in a half-inch Super CCD with 2 million pixels is about 1.6 times as large as the area offered in the conventional CCD with the same number of pixels. The Super CCD improves overall signal-to-noise ratio and offers a much wider dynamic range.

Storage and Transfer
The S2 Pro offers a dual-media approach to storage: SmartMedia and CompactFlash Type II memory cards (offering compatibility with optional Microdrives, which can provide up to 1 GB of storage). It also incorporates dual PC connectivity, via typical USB 1.1 or super-fast IEEE 1394 (FireWire).

More Features
The FinePix S2 Pro boasts a variety of controls, including four shooting modes (single frame, continuous, preview, and multiple exposure), four exposure modes (multiprogrammed AE, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, and manual exposure) and five variable program modes (portrait, landscape, close-up, sport, and night scene). In addition, there are nine modes for white balance (auto, fine, shade, incandescent light, two custom settings, and three for fluorescent light).

The sharp, bright 118,000 pixel, 1.8-inch LCD monitor provides image review and menu control display; a protective LCD cover is included.

Other features include:

* Built-in, pop-up flash with five settings
* External flash hot shoe and sync socket for connecting up to two external flash units
* Video-out jack for reviewing images on a television set
* Variable self-timer

Power, Size, and Contents
The camera is powered by four AA batteries (alkalines included, but NiMH rechargeables recommended). It measures 5.6 by 5.2 by 3.1 inches and weighs 26.8 ounces. This package includes the FinePix S2 digital camera; four AA and two CR123 batteries; USB, FireWire, and AV cables; eyepiece cap, body cap, and LCD cover; and CD-ROM with FinePix viewer, Video Impression, Adobe PhotoShop Elements, and Raw File Converter LE.

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Canon EOS 30D 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Features:
  • Powered by a lithium-ion battery pack; stores images on CF cards
  • 8.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor that can be viewed at extreme angles up to 170 degrees
  • High- and low-speed consecutive shooting (5 frames and 3 frames per second, respectively)
  • Fully compatible with all EF and EF-S Lenses and a wide range of EOS system accessories (no lenses included)

The Canon EOS 30D replaces the award-winning EOS 20D. Retaining the 5-frame-per-second, 8.2-megapixel performance of its predecessor, the upgraded camera enjoys a larger, wider-viewing-angle 2.5-inch LCD, extended 100,000 shutter cycle durability, spot metering, and a variety of refinements designed to enhance the photographic experience.

The EOS 30D features:

* 8.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor
* 5-frame-per-second and 30-large-JPEG-frame burst
* 2.5-inch, 230K pixel, 170-degree wide viewing angle LCD screen
* Picture Style image processing parameters
* Spot metering and High Precision 9-point AF system
* DIGIC II image processor with 0.15-second start-up time
* Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software
* 100,000-cycle shutter durability and rugged magnesium alloy body
* Simultaneous RAW and JPEG recording
* Wide 100 to 3200 ISO range
* E-TTL II flash
* PictBridge compatibility
* Complete compatibility with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites
* USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and video out connectivity

Many improvements over the EOS 20D are made in response to EOS 20D owner feedback. Along with the larger screen, improved durability, and 3.5% area spot metering, these include Canon's Picture Style pre-sets, Canon's in-camera image processing standard. Picture Styles can be likened to selectable film types for different photographic expression. Frame rate is selectable between 5 and 3 frames per second, and photographers are given finer control over exposure with ISO settings now adjustable by 1/3 stop increments rather than whole stops. A Print/Share button is included and the camera features new advanced PictBridge functionality. The maximum number of images in a folder is increased from 100 to 9,999, while the in-built flash has been upgraded to match the 100,000 shutter cycle durability, an increasingly important feature in the digital age.

Speed and image quality
The EOS 30D features Canon's award winning CMOS sensor technology, with large 6.4µm2 pixels for wide dynamic range with low noise. Any remaining fixed pattern and random noise is dealt with by on-chip noise elimination circuitry. A low-pass filter in front of the sensor reduces false color and moiré effects, while an infrared filter suppresses red fringing caused by sensor reflections and fog. The camera features Canon's DIGIC II processor now found across the digital EOS range. DIGIC II maximizes speed and image quality by processing uncompromisingly complex color rendition algorithms, clearing the buffer at high speed.

EOS: The system
One of the EOS 30D's greatest advantages is the EOS system: compatibility with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses, EX-series Speedlites, and EOS accessories such as the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1. The EOS 30D's EF-S lens mount allows connection to Canon's range of lighter and wider angle lenses, including the new wide-aperture EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM standard zoom lens. Indicative of Canon's commitment to lens development is the release of the exceptionally fast EF 85mm f1.2L II USM, for low-light and extremely narrow depth of field photography. (Wireless file transmitter and lenses not included--must be purchased separately.) For high-speed processing of lossless RAW images and complete capture-to-print workflow management, the EOS 30D also comes with Canon's latest Digital Photo Professional software.

Battery grip
To extend the EOS 30D's 750-shot (CIPA standard) battery life and increase handling options, the camera is compatible with the BG-E2 battery grip. The BG-E2 takes two Lithium-Ion battery packs for up to 2,200 frames or six AA batteries in the supplied BGM-E2 battery magazine. (Shooting capacity with AA batteries is lower when compared with the Battery Pack BP-511A.) For easy vertical shooting, the BG-E2 provides additional shutter release, main dial, AE lock/FE lock, and AF point selection controls.

As well as the latest Digital Photo Professional RAW image processing software, the EOS 30D comes with Canon EOS Solution Disk, containing the new EOS Utility (integrating remote capture software), plus the latest versions of ZoomBrowser/ImageBrowser and PhotoStitch.

The EOS 30D includes membership of Canon's online photo album, Canon iMAGE Gateway with 100 MB of space for image uploads and photo sharing. (Canon iMAGE Gateway is not available in all European countries.)

Picture Style
Picture Style pre-sets simplify in-camera control over image quality. Picture Style pre-sets can be likened to different film types--each one offering a different color response. Within each easily selectable pre-set, photographers have control over sharpness, contrast, color tone, and saturation. The camera's factory default configuration is set to deliver immediately-usable JPEG images without need for additional menu settings. Picture Style presets applied to a RAW image do not degrade the image in any way and can be revised with Canon's Digital Photo Professional software.

The six pre-sets include:
# Standard: for crisp, vivid images that don't require post-processing
# Portrait: optimizes color tone and saturation and weakens sharpening to achieve attractive skin tones
# Landscape: for punchier greens and blues with stronger sharpening to give a crisp edge to mountain, tree, and building outlines
# Neutral: ideal for post-processing
# Faithful: adjusts color to match the subject color when shot under a color temperature of 5200K
# Monochrome: for black and white shooting with a range of filter effects (yellow, orange, red, and green) and toning effects (sepia, blue, purple, and green)

The User Defined pre-set can be used to store up to three customised pre-sets, or any of the pre-sets available for download from Canon's web site.

Now found across the EOS range, DIGIC II is a purpose-built, dedicated image processor responsible for the high speed calculations necessary in order to providing exceptionally accurate color reproduction in real time. Canon's second generation imaging engine, DIGIC II performs the duties of a number of separate processing units to speed processing, save space, and optimize battery life.

To avoid the trade off faced by other manufacturers between camera responsiveness and image quality, Canon has created a processor so fast it can read, process, compress, and write image data back to the buffer between exposures. This allows for longer continuous bursts at maximum frame rates before the buffer fills. Moreover, each image can be subjected to the full complex processing algorithms required in order to deliver superb image quality.

Canon's award winning CMOS technology is one of the company's key competitive advantages. With noise reduction circuitry at each pixel site, Canon's CMOS sensors have lower noise and lower power consumption characteristics than CCD sensors.

CCD sensors use a bucket relay system to transfer each pixel's accumulated electrical charge to a corresponding gutter. The operation is time consuming and draws considerable power, which limits battery life and generates unwanted heat, further increasing noise and lowering image quality.

By contrast, signal conversion in Canon's CMOS sensors is handled by the individual amplifiers at each pixel site. Unnecessary charge transfer operations are avoided, vastly speeding up the process of getting signal to the image processor. Noise generation is reduced and power consumption limited.

Digital Photo Professional Software
Digital Photo Professional software provides high-speed processing of lossless RAW images. Processing with Digital Photo Professional allows real-time display and immediate application of image adjustments, giving control over RAW image variables such as white balance, dynamic range, exposure compensation, and color tone. The camera JPEG images can be recorded in sRGB or Adobe RGB color space, and the Digital Photo Professional application supports sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. An ICC (International Colour Consortium) profile attaches automatically to RAW images converted to TIFF or JPEG images. This allows faithful reproduction of colors in software applications that support ICC profiles, such as Adobe Photoshop. For improved efficiency, a set of image adjustments can be saved as a recipe and applied to multiple images.

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Olympus Evolt E300 8MP Digital SLR with 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 & 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko LensesFeatures:
  • Records to CompactFlash cards and Microdrives
  • Compatible with the complete range of Olympus E-system lenses and new accessories; Zuiko Digital 14-45mm (28-90mm) f3.5-5.6 and 40-150mm (80-300mm) f3.5-4.5 lenses
  • Compact design incorporates a built-in flash and hot shoe
  • 8.0-megapixel SLR with full-frame transfer CCD (FFT CCD)
  • User-friendly menu plus full manual operation; scene program and scene select program modes

The Olympus Evolt E-300 is a 100% digital SLR camera that eliminates any photographic limitations. A powerful 8-megapixel CCD combines with interchangeable Zuiko digital lenses, our exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter, and other cutting-edge technologies to make for world-class images. Advances in design make for a durable and portable compact camera you can take and trust anywhere. It features impressively fast shooting and operating speeds that ensure you never miss a photo op, and the ability to switch lenses and add flashes so you never miss a beat.

Along with the advantages provided by the 8-megapixel Full Frame Transfer CCD and Olympus's exclusive dust-eliminating Supersonic Wave Filter, images captured with the Evolt E-300 benefit from a number of additional technologies as well.

The included Zuiko 14-45mm f3.5-5.6 (equivalent to 28-90mm in 35mm photography) and 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 (equivalent to 80-300mm in 35mm photography) digital SLR lenses are perfectly matched with the 4/3-type image sensor to deliver light more directly to each of the imager's pixels.

Standard with the Evolt E300, the Zuiko Digital 14-45mm f3.5-5.6 lens delivers superb image quality from edge to edge. Its 3.2x zoom covers a broad range, with close-ups coming out crisp and clear as near as 15 inches (38 centimeters). A new multi-coating minimizes ghosting and flaring that can occur, while the sturdy metal lens mount ensures rugged durability. The lens features 12 elements in 10 groups and a weight of just 9.98 ounces (285 grams).

The interchangeable Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 lens is perfect for everything from portraits to sports scenes. It features a 3.8x zoom, a f3.5-4.5 brightness for effects like background blurring and compression, a new multi-coating and reliable metal lens mount, along with 13 elements in 10 groups and a weight of approximately 15.75 ounces (450 grams).

Furthermore, the camera's TruePic TURBO image processor offers significantly improved image quality and combines with anti-blooming technology on each pixel to eliminate undesirable artifacts, moiré patterns, and other aberrations that can appear.

Dust has long been an issue in digital photography. The Evolt E-300 features Olympus's exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter that dramatically reduces dust and other particles that settle on the image sensor. Located between the shutter and the CCD, the Supersonic Wave Filter uses high-speed ultrasonic vibration to cause dust and other microelements to fall off and be collected and held so they don't affect photographs. This filter vibrates at 350,000 times per second and is automatically activated upon powering up the camera (or manually via the menu) to render dust harmless. This unique technology provides both the freedom and comfort to shoot and interchange lenses with the confidence that your images won't be damaged or ruined by dust ever again.

This new flash design allows close-up flash photography without the typical "lens shadow." The flash housing pops up and then forward to better illuminate subjects when using a wide-angle lens at close shooting distances.

Don't you hate shutter lag? Put an end to annoying waiting times with the high-speed performance of the Evolt E-300. Because it's equipped with our TruePic TURBO image processor, the Evolt E-300 is able to deliver fast image data processing for the files generated by this powerful digital camera. TruePic TURBO also has a huge impact on overall camera responsiveness as it accelerates the camera's startup time, decreases the shutter release lag time so you can capture images more rapidly, and provides quicker image playback for instant gratification. The Evolt E-300 also lets you capture fast-paced action with a quick 2.5-frames-per-second burst mode, and keeps you shooting fast for longer periods of time with its 64 MB image memory buffer and separate working memory for camera controls.

Ever wonder how to achieve the results you want without complicated and time-consuming camera settings? The Evolt E-300 lets you choose among 14 shooting options so you can concentrate on your composition and leave the settings to us.

You can't achieve high performance without a highly durable camera. The Evolt E-300 is built to keep you and your images at an optimum level no matter where or when you use it, due to its sturdy and reliable design. An aluminum top cover provides added protection for the camera while giving it a sophisticated feel. The die-cast aluminum chassis provides a strong foundation for a camera that can be used in all kinds of conditions. The metallic lens mount is further evidence of the camera's ruggedness while also supporting the use of interchangeable lenses, up to the largest telephotos in the E-System family. It boasts a durable shutter. And its exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter repels dust and debris from the Evolt E-300’s 8-megapixel CCD so each and every image you capture is crystal clear and aberration free, just as you saw it through the lens.

Utilizing new concepts and new technologies, the Evolt E-300 boasts a radical new body design that makes it incredibly comfortable to hold and impressively appealing to use. Most digital SLR designs are based on traditional 35mm camera models. But innovations in digital photography have enabled us to provide an innovative design that stands out from the rest. Eliminating the bulky pentaprism commonly found on top of traditional SLRs, the Evolt E-300 incorporates a new and exclusive Olympus TTL Optical Porro Finder coupled with an exclusive side swing mirror that enables the unique flat-top appearance to be realized and increased portability to be attained.

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Olympus EVOLT E500 8MP Digital SLR with 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 & 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko LensesFeatures:
  • Powered by one lithium-ion battery; stores images on CF, Micro Drive, or xD Picture Cards
  • 8-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
  • 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD display; 5 metering modes and built-in filters, including nine filters for black-and-white photography
  • Exclusive dust-free technology for spot-free photos
  • Lightweight ergonomic design; kit includes one 14-45mm f3.5-5.6 and one 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 Zuiko lens

Designed to be used by photographers of any skill level, the E500's compact, durable body is packed with Olympus innovations like the exclusive Dust Reduction System for spot-free photos, 8 million pixels of detail for bright and colorful images, a TruePic Turbo Image Processor for fast response time, and an easy-to-view 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD.

Exclusive Dust Free Technology for Spot-Free Photos
Dust is all around us, and when swapping out a lens on a digital single-lens reflex camera there's a chance that a camera's electro-statically charged image sensor will attract micro dust that can ruin photos. Olympus's Dust Reduction System produces spot-free photos with the exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter, a patented ultrasonic technology that shakes at 35,000 vibrations a second to remove dust from in front of the camera sensor every time you turn the camera on.

Detailed, Bright, and Colorful Photos with 8-Megapixel Image Sensor
The E500 is loaded with an impressive 8 million pixels of detail, for bright colorful photos. The image sensor in the Evolt E500 is a high-performance Full Frame Transfer Kodak KAF-8300CE CCD that delivers improved dynamic range, low noise to capture fine image details in the highlight and shadow areas, as well as excellent color fidelity for brilliant colors.

TruePic Turbo for Clarity and Speed
Olympus's TruePic Turbo Image Processor provides fast camera response, operation, and processing speed for more responsive camera operation. For faster burst rates, the TruePic Turbo processor addresses the dedicated 64 MB image buffer for up to four TIFF or RAW images at 2.5 frames per second, and unlimited burst mode with HQ JPEG images and extreme-speed Compact Flash cards.

Large, Easy-to-View 2.5-Inch HyperCyrstal LCD Monitor
Big and bright with 215,250 pixels, the E500 has a 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD that offers many times the contrast of conventional LCD monitors, so captured images can be beautifully displayed in vivid color on the screen with exceptional clarity. Because photos are for sharing, the E500 LCD features a wide, 160-degree viewing angle on the vertical and horizontal axis, ensuring excellent visibility and beautiful image quality even when everyone huddles around the camera to see what you've created.

The World's Largest Selection of Digital Specific Lenses
The versatility of the Olympus E-System comes from delivering the largest selection of "Designed-for-Digital" lenses--more than any other manufacturer to date. Olympus's Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses come in a wide range of focal lengths for achieving the best image result, and impress with their spectacular clarity and edge-to-edge sharpness.

Most other digital SLR cameras still use many traditional 35mm film lenses on digital bodies. But since those lenses are based on designs for film and not for pixels, they deliver insufficient light at the edges of a digital camera's image sensor. This can result in reduced sharpness and color definition, particularly when shooting with large apertures and wide-angle lenses. The E500 does not have this problem, because it accommodates the full line of interchangeable Zuiko Digital Lenses, which are designed for digital capture with smart technology that allows the lenses to communicate with the camera to ensure the best possible image quality.

Olympus dedicated digital optics coupled with the Evolt E500 render sharpness and contrast more consistently at any given f-stop. The lenses are matched to the Four Thirds System standard image sensor for the optimal balance between image quality, camera, and lens size, and expandability. With a wide array of digital specific lenses to choose from, it's easy to select the ideal lens to bring along when you don't want to lug a lot of heavy, bulky gear.

The E500 outfit includes a Zuiko digital 14-45mm f3.5-f5.6 lens (equivalent to 28mm-90mm in 35mm photography) that perfectly matches the imager so light strikes the sensor directly to ensure rich, accurate colors and edge-to-edge sharpness. Its 3.2x zoom covers the range most frequently used in ordinary photography and weighs just 10 ounces (285 grams) offering users an extremely dynamic, portable everyday-use zoom. Close-ups as near as 15 inches (38 centimeters) are possible throughout the zoom range. It also comes with a 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 Zuiko lens.

Easy-to-Use, Easy-to-Handle Light and Ergonomic Design
Creating an affordable digital SLR that most anyone can pick up and start to use is about making it easier to operate. That means menus that make sense and buttons on the body that are easy to understand and operate; adding automatic settings for every imaginable situation; making the LCD big and bright enough so you can review a shot without squinting; and making it less of a chore to get images out of the camera and into your computer or printer. Moreover, at just 5.09 x 3.72 x 2.59 inches (W x H x D) and only 15.3 ounces, the Evolt E500 is light and compact enough to comfortably shoot with all day.

You don't need a degree in photography to shoot like a pro with the E500. Just take it home, charge the Li-ion battery with the included charger, and begin taking photos. Select from one of the camera's 25 Exposure Modes (Easy, Basic, and Creative) that make it easy to get the results you want, whenever and wherever you want them.

To access the Easy Modes, simply turn the mode dial on the top of the camera to "Scene" and choose from a range of 15 pre-programmed Scene Select modes to achieve the optimal results for Night Scenes, Children, and more.

Every Scene Select mode on the Evolt E500 provides a sample image and a description of what is happening to achieve the desired result. For example, choosing the Landscape setting reveals a sample of a landscape photo, and a text description of what the mode is displayed on the large, easy-to-read 2.5-inch LCD.

The Flexibility of the Most Feature Rich Camera in its Class
Once one feature is mastered, there are a seemingly endless number of other features just waiting to be explored. Because the E500 is designed for the ultimate user-friendly experience, you can choose to let the camera make all the decisions, or take control for a new level of customization and performance.

* 5 Metering Modes: A new 49-Point Digital ESP Light Meter enables digital electro selective pattern metering for accurate exposures under the largest number of conditions. The Digital ESP can also be linked to the AF (autofocus) selection or independent of the AF selection for even more versatility. Olympus's widely acclaimed proprietary Digital ESP metering calculates the best light values under complex lighting conditions. Center-weighted metering is biased to the center of the viewfinder (cross) area. Spot Meter (2%) enables the most accurate metering for tough lighting conditions like backlit or spot lit. Highlight Spot Meter (2%) adjusts for predominantly white subject for correct exposure with detail. Shadow Spot Meter (2%) adjusts for a black subject, providing the correct exposure with detail.
* 3 Color Modes: Vivid/Natural/Muted: Vivid mode produces photos with more highly saturated colors and higher contrast to optimize images when vivid shots are required. The Natural mode produces realistic color similar to those seen by the human eye and is the perfect choice for the discerning photographer looking for the most realistic photos. The Muted mode is ideal for those users who plan to heavily manipulate or edit their images with the included Olympus Master Software or with Adobe Photoshop.
* A Choice of Two Color Space Settings: Users can choose from two color space settings according to their needs: sRGB, which is the standard for computer monitor viewing and inkjet printer output, and Adobe RGB, which is widely used for commercial applications.
* 9 Black and White Modes: Red, Yellow, Orange, and Green filters can be selected to replicate the same traditional film filters, enhancing the drama of the image in the Black and White shooting mode. In addition to Sepia tone, the Evolt E500 also offers users three tone effects: Blue, Green, and Purple for special results.
* Dual Card Slots: Users also benefit from two memory card slots--one for CompactFlash or Microdrive and one for xD-Picture Cards. Simply depress a button on the back of the camera to choose which card type to capture and copy images back and forth from one card to the other in playback.
* Support for High-Speed and High-Capacity Memory Media: The Evolt E500 supports 32-bit file formatting allowing the use of 2 gigabyte and larger CF, Microdrive, and xD media cards. The Evolt E500 also supports high-speed CF cards for faster operation in the burst mode.
* Simultaneous RAW and JPEG Image Recording: A choice of three image formats is offered: RAW, TIFF, and JPEG. If desired, image data can be simultaneously recorded in RAW and JPEG with the RAW+JPEG format.
* Contrast, Sharpness, and Tone Curve Controls: Contrast can be set to any of five levels, and sharpness can be set to any of seven levels. So whether you want pro-quality tonal fidelity or sharp vibrant colors, you can customize each image to suit their preference.
* White Balance: White balance settings from 3,000K to 7,000K can be set in 12 steps using button and dial controls, with +/- 7-step fine-tuning available for all settings. A one-touch white balance function allows users to store and retrieve up to four frequently used white balance settings at the touch of a button.

What's in the box:
Evolt E500 digital camera body, one Zuiko digital 14-45mm f3.5-f5.6 lens and one Zuiko digital 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 lens, USB cable, video cable, Li-Ion battery pack (BLM-1), Li-Ion battery charger (BCM-2), shoulder strap, Olympus Master Software CD-ROM, manuals, warranty card.

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NIKON D70S 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-70mm Nikkor LensFeatures:
  • 2-inch LCD monitor; powers up in 0.2 seconds
  • Stores images on CompactFlash and Microdrive in JPEG and RAW formats
  • Powered by EN-EL3a or EN-EL3 rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Near-Instant Power-Up in 0.2 Seconds - Turn the D70s on and with a power-up time of a mere 0.2 seconds, it?s ready to shoot. Pictures are processed and recorded extremely quickly. Preview images appear on the LCD monitor almost instantly.
  • Includes 3.8x AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm zoom lens

Inheriting the award-winning image quality, high performance and user-friendliness of the D70, the Nikon D70s introduces refinements that further help photographers freely capture precious moments the instant they unfold.

6.1 effective megapixel Nikon DX format CCD
Optimized to deliver a wide dynamic range that produces great pictures with high resolution and sharp details, the DX Format CCD sensor's 6.1 effective megapixels yield 3,008 x 2,000-pixel images that are suitable for making large prints, or for creative cropping to bring out detail.

Near-instant power-up in 0.2 seconds
Turn the D70s on and with a power-up time of a mere 0.2 seconds, it's ready to shoot. Pictures are processed and recorded extremely quickly. Preview images appear on the LCD monitor almost instantly.

Seven digital Vari-Programs
Digital Vari-Program selections automatically optimizes white balance, sharpening, tone (contrast), color, saturation and hue settings to best match the selected scene, making creative photography as simple as rotating the mode dial. Choose from Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close Up, Sports, Night Landscape, or Night Portrait for automated performance that makes the Nikon D70s the right choice, whether you are still learning how to make great pictures or an experienced photographer simply in a hurry to capture precious moments.

Increased battery performance with new EN-EL3a rechargeable battery
The new EN-EL3a rechargeable lithium-ion battery increases energy capacity to shoot more images while maintaining the same form factor as the EN-EL3 battery. The new Quick Charger MH-18a is smaller than the charger it replaces, and is capable of charging both the EN-EL3a and EN-EL3 batteries. When the need arises, the Nikon D70s can also be powered using CR2 batteries. (Requires the optional CR2 battery holder, MS-D70)

New large 2.0-inch TFT LCD monitor
Playback options on the new 2.0-inch LCD monitor include single frame, four or nine-image thumbnail display, zoom with scroll (up to 4.7x), automatic slide show, histogram indication and highlight point display.

Three fps continuous shooting for up to 144 consecutive shots
High-speed continuous shooting means never falling behind the pace of the action or missing the moment. The Nikon D70s can shoot a rapid 3 frames per second (fps) for a continuous burst of 144 pictures, thanks to optimized systems throughout the camera (when using "JPEG Normal - Large" setting, and a SanDisk SDCFH (Ultra II), SDCFX (Extreme/Extreme III) or Lexar Media 80X WA CompactFlash card).

3D color matrix metering
The 1,005-pixel RGB exposure/color matrix metering sensor evaluates brightness, color, contrast, selected focus area, and subject-to-camera distance information, references the results against an onboard database of 30,000 scenes from actual photography, then uses high-speed processing to deliver consistently dependable automatic exposures.

Refined five-area AF system with all-area search
Nikons advanced five-area Multi-CAM900 autofocus system continues to feature a cross-type sensor in the center, broad frame coverage, as well as the same class-leading low light detection and convenient AF-assist illuminator that aid shooting in dark situations. New for the Nikon D70s are refinements to deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking when using Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF or Dynamic AF mode with predictive focus tracking and Lock-on.

iTTL and Nikon's creative lighting system
Makes taking pictures with flash as easy as turning the flash on! Easy multiple flash lighting is possible using the new Nikon creative lighting system including the SB-800 and SB-600 Speedlights.

Wider coverage from built-in speedlight to 18-millimeters
The built-in Speedlight automatically pops up and fires when natural lighting is inadequate, or to add Balanced Fill-Flash when there is strong backlighting. A new, optimized design for the Nikon D70s increases flash coverage to support lenses as wide as 18-millimeters.

Fast 1/8000-second maximum shutter speed and 1/500-second flash synch
Shutter speeds from 30 to 1/8,000-second and flash-synchronized shutter speeds of up to 1/500-second provide a photo experience with greater breadth and creative flexibility to catch more of those important picture moments.

Enhanced menu display, now easier to read
A new menu design combining a carefully selected color scheme, the right amount of contrast, and larger fonts makes the user-friendly keywords of the menu displays easier to view and quicker to recognize.

Nikkor lenses
The D70s employs the Nikon F lens mount for seamless compatibility with the comprehensive lineup of high-quality AF and AF-S Nikkor lenses long favored by professionals around the world for their superb color, high contrast and razor-sharp images, as well as for outstanding autofocus. The increasing family of DX Nikkor lenses designed for use with Nikon digital SLR cameras make the options even richer, delivering a wider variety of picture angles, higher performance, and outstanding center-to-edge-to-corner image quality.

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Designed to combine top performance with outstanding value, this compact standard zoom lens covers the highly practical focal length range of 18 to 70mm, which is equivalent to 27 to 105mm in 35mm [135] format.

* Compact 3.8x zoom covers portrait to wide view (76 degrees at 18mm to 22 degrees 50 minutes at 70mm)
* Optimized DX lens design is compatible with every Nikon D-Series digital SLR cameras
* Three Nikon ED glass elements, plus aspheric element for low distortion and minimized chromatic aberration
* Exclusive Silent Wave Motor for high-speed auto-focusing with accuracy and super-quiet operation
* Internal Focusing (IF) for smoother operation and great balance
* M/A mode for instant switching from auto-focus to manual Nikon D-Signal technology for enhanced flash and ambient exposure control

PictureProject software
PictureProject is refined with an intuitive new user interface that makes image management, editing and sharing easier and more fun. Simply connect the camera to a computer to automatically import pictures. Quickly e-mail or Auto Enhance images, run slideshows, burn CD/DVDs, and access other commonly used functions via practical buttons. Use drag-and-drop to organize pictures into separate collections, and quickly locate any file by name, keyword, or date.

What's in the Box:
D70S, rechargeable lithium-ion battery EN-EL3a, quick charger MH-18a, video cable, USB cable UC-E4, strap, body cap, eyepiece cap DK-5, rubber eyecup DK-20, LCD monitor cover BM-5, PictureProject CD-ROM. Lens kit includes Nikkor 18-70mm lens, HB-32 hood, CL-0915 case, 67mm lens cap, rear cap.

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NIKON D70S Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-70mm and 55-200mm Nikkor LensesFeature:
  • Near-Instant Power-Up in 0.2 Seconds - Turn the D70s on and with a power-up time of a mere 0.2 seconds, it?s ready to shoot. Pictures are processed and recorded extremely quickly. Preview images appear on the LCD monitor almost instantly.

6.1 Megapixel / 2" LCD / Uses CompactFlash Memory Card / Fast Shutter / Auto and Manual Focus and Exposure Modes / Built-in Speedlight / PC and Mac 3 fps Continuous Shooting - for up to 144 consecutive shots Refined 5-Area AF System - with NEW All-Area Search / 3D Color Matrix Metering Fast - 1/8000 sec. Maximum Shutter Speed & 1/500 Sec. Flash Sync Built-in Speedlight Electronic-Flash Dimension (WxHxD) - Approx. 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1 inch / Weighs 1.25 lbs

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Canon EOS-1D Mark II N 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Features:
  • 48-frame burst in JPEG and 22-frame burst in RAW
  • Customizable in-camera file names--particularly useful for agencies and photo libraries
  • Captures images on CF or SD cards
  • 8.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
  • 2.5-inch, 230,000-pixel poly-silicon LCD display with 170-degree angle of view, both vertically and horizontally

The EOS-1D Mark II N is an upgrade of the award-winning EOS-1D Mark II. Still featuring 8.2-megapixel performance at 8.5 frames per second, the upgraded camera has a higher performance buffer to deliver a 48 frame burst in JPEG and 22 frame burst in RAW. LCD monitor size increases from 2.0 inches to 2.5 inches, and dual CF and SD memory card slots provide for separate RAW and JPEG recording. Color Matrix and parameter settings are replaced with Canon's new Picture Style--6 pre-sets that simplify in-camera control over image optimization and processing.

Exceptional image quality is assured with an APS-H size (28.7 x 19.1 millimeters) CMOS sensor and high performance DIGIC II processor. The EOS-1D Mark II N also features 45-point Auto Focus and a start-up time of 0.2 seconds. Its wide 100-1600 ISO speed range is expandable to L:50 and H:3200.

First choice of professional agencies
Launched in January 2004, the EOS-1D Mark II fast became Europe's best selling professional D-SLR camera. It secured the major share of sports and photojournalism worldwide, with the world's leading wire agencies such as Reuters, Getty Images, and AFP choosing Canon professional products for their photographers.

New screen
For improved image review and menu readability, the EOS-1D Mark II N is fitted with a larger, brighter 2.5-inch 230K pixel poly-silicon TFT LCD monitor, giving photographers a significantly larger viewing area. The improved screen has twice the number of backlighting LEDs so that it retains brightness and visibility throughout a wide 170-degree angle of view, both vertically and horizontally. This makes it easy to view images when camera is mounted in a fixed position. With image playback, the magnified view can now be viewed straightaway on any selected AF point, and magnification is possible during the quick review immediately after image capture.

Meeting photographers' needs, listening to the market
The EOS-1D Mark II N incorporates a host of improvements to enhance performance, operation and speed. To prevent shooting disruption, new folders are now automatically created when image number 9999 is reached in the current folder. A new memory card selection short cut makes it fast and easy to switch between card slots when choosing recording location. A Low Level Format option executes secure and permanent deletion of SD card data and increases SD card write speeds.

When shooting RAW and JPEG simultaneously, images can now be recorded separately onto a different memory card (CF or SD). In-camera file names are now customizable: Users can decide the first four characters of the filename and the camera will append the 4 digit image number--a feature particularly useful for agencies and photo libraries dealing with memory cards from multiple photographers.

Ready-to-use images as standard
New Picture Style pre-sets simplify in-camera control over image quality. The camera's factory default configuration delivers more immediately usable JPEG images without need for additional menu settings. Picture Style pre-sets can be likened to different film types--each one offering a different color response. Within each easily selectable pre-set, photographers have control over sharpness, contrast, color tone, and saturation.

The pre-sets include:

* Standard--for crisp, vivid images that don't require post-processing;
* Portrait--optimizes color tone and saturation and weakens sharpening to achieve attractive skin tones;
* Landscape--for punchier greens and blues with stronger sharpening to give a crisp edge to mountain, tree, and building outlines;
* Neutral--ideal for post-processing;
* Faithful--adjusts color to match the subject color when shot under a color temperature of 5200K;
* Monochrome--for black and white shooting with a range of filter effects (yellow, orange, red, and green) and toning effects (sepia, blue, purple, and green).

Additionally, 3 user defined entries allows the possibility to create additional variations on the in-camera styles or install additional custom Picture Style files. Additional custom Picture Style files may be downloaded from Canon's web site.

Picture Style replaces internal image processing previously controlled by setting processing parameters and color matrix. Picture Style is also supported by the supplied Digital Photo Professional and RAW Image Task software.

Exceptional image quality, total reliability
Exceptionally high quality images are assured due to the combination of Canon's DIGIC II processor and 2nd generation CMOS sensor, which features an on-chip noise elimination circuit to reduce the creation of fixed pattern and random noise. A low-pass filter placed in front of the sensor reduces false color and moire effects, while the infrared filter suppresses red fringing caused by sensor reflections and fog.

The EOS-1D Mark II N has a shutter durability of 200,000 cycles, and a weather resistant magnesium-alloy casing with over 70 dust- and moisture-resistant seals protects the camera.

A new Auto option is available on the Noise reduction menu screen, which offers automatic detection and correction when necessary of noise levels in images with exposures of 1 second or longer.

Compatibility and accessories
The EOS-1D Mark II N is compatible with all Canon EF lenses and the entire EX series Speedlite flash range. Canon's E-TTL II flash system optimizes flash exposures by linking distance information from the camera/lens system to the 21-zone evaluative or averaged metering readings from the pre-flash.

The camera's focusing screens are interchangeable; an optional new "Super Precision Matte" Ec-S focusing screen enables easier manual focusing with fast lenses.

With the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1 (not included--must be purchased separately), photographers can work cable-free as images transfer automatically through a wireless LAN to a computer in seconds . Interfaces include video out (for display in both NTSC and PAL formats), IEEE1394 (Firewire), and USB. The camera is PictBridge compliant for PC-less direct printing to any brand of compatible photo printer.

The EOS-1D Mark II N supports the optional Data Verification Kit DVK-E2 v2.2 (not included--must be purchased separately), which verifies the originality of images taken with the camera.

New software
The EOS-1D Mark II N is bundled with the EOS Digital Solutions Disk v11, which includes an upgraded version of Canon's RAW image processing software Digital Photo Professional (DPP). DPP v2.0 now supports RAW images shot on all EOS digital cameras from the EOS D30 forwards, and includes support for Picture Styles. Improvements and additions are aimed at improving functionality and workflow efficiency for professionals, and include: easy image selection with three levels of check marks; real-time adjustment of sharpness; improved image correction (Copy Stamp); enhanced image transfer function--single image transfer to PhotoShop is possible; extended color space support, now including Apple RGB and ColorMatch RGB; and an enhanced CMYK simulation function.

Also provided is on the solution disk is ZoomBrowser EX (PC) and ImageBrowser (MAC) v5.5 for managing images, EOS Capture v1.5 for remote shooting, PhotoStitch v3.1, PhotoRecord v2.2 (PC), RAW ImageTask v2.2 and CameraWindow v 5.3. EOS-1D Mark II N is compatible with Canon iMAGE Gateway providing a 100 MB online photo album.

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Canon EOS 5D 12.8 MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Features:
  • New larger 2.5-inch LCD screen can be viewed even at extreme angles of up to 170 degrees
  • Consecutive shooting allows the capture of 3.0 frames per second for up to 60 consecutive JPEG or 17 RAW frames in a burst
  • Captures images on CompactFlash Type I and Type II cards, compatible with cards of 2 GB capacity and larger
  • 12.8-megapixel CCD captures images up to 4,368 x 2,912 pixels
  • World's smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR as of August 2005--the sensor operates without a conversion factor

The 12.8-megapixel Canon EOS 5D creates a new D-SLR category, combining a full frame CMOS sensor with a lightweight, compact magnesium-alloy body. Weighing just 810 grams, it features a second generation 35.8 x 23.9-millimeter CMOS sensor, 3 frame-per-second, 60-Large-JPEG-frame burst, and 0.2 second start-up time operation.

Marking five years since Canon's first CMOS image sensor appeared in the EOS D30, the release represents Canon's fifth new CMOS sensor to be released since April 2004.

Equivalent in size to a frame of 35mm film, the camera's 35.8 x 23.9-millimeter CMOS sensor gives photographers a full angle of view without magnification or cropping effect. It provides tighter control over depth of field and improves image quality by capturing more light with its large pixels.

Key features
Super responsive, the EOS 5D is driven by the same DIGIC II processor found in Canon's EOS-1D professional range cameras.

Protected with a rugged yet lightweight magnesium-alloy exterior, the camera also features new Picture Style pre-sets, a new hi-resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor, 9-point auto focus with 6 invisible Assist AF points to improve tracking performance, compatibility with Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1, custom mode for fast recall of user defined camera set-ups, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface for fast downloads and 1/8000- to 30-second shutter speed with X-sync at 1/200 second.

The CMOS advantage
With five years of in-house CMOS development since the original EOS D30, Canon's latest CMOS sensor features 12.8-megapixel resolution, and the same second-generation on-chip noise reduction circuitry used on the EOS-1Ds Mark II. This effectively suppresses random noise and eliminates fixed-pattern noise for extremely clean, high-fidelity images. The wide 100-1600 ISO speed range is extendable to L:50 and H:3200.

Improved in-camera control
New Picture Style presets simplify in-camera control over image quality. Delivering more immediately usable JPEG images straight out of the camera without need for post-production, Picture Style pre-sets can be likened to different film types--each one offering a different color response. Within each easily selectable pre-set, photographers have control over sharpness, contrast, color tone, and saturation.

The pre-sets include:
  • Standard--for crisp, vivid images that don't require post-processing;
    Portrait--optimizes color tone and saturation and weakens sharpening to achieve attractive skin tones;
  • Landscape--for deep greens and blues with stronger sharpening to give a crisp edge to mountain, tree, and building outlines;
    Neutral--ideal for post-processing;
  • Faithful--adjusts color to match the subject color when shot under a color temperature of 5200K;
  • Monochrome--for black and white shooting with a range of filter effects (yellow, orange, red, and green) and toning effects (sepia, blue, purple, and green)

Additionally, three user-defined entries allow the possibility to create additional variations on the in-camera styles or install additional custom Picture Style files. Additional custom Picture Style files may be downloaded from Canon's web site.

Picture Style replaces internal image processing previously controlled by setting processing parameters and color matrix. Picture Style is also supported by the supplied Digital Photo Professional and RAW Image Task software.

New LCD monitor
For improved image review and menu readability, the EOS 5D is fitted with a new large-size high-resolution 2.5-inch 230K pixel poly-silicon TFT LCD monitor. The improved screen retains brightness and visibility throughout a wide 170-degree angle of view, both vertically and horizontally, making it easy to view images when the camera is mounted in a fixed position.

A newly developed 9-point auto focus system features 6 additional invisible Assist AF points located inside the spot-metering circle. These points come into effect when the camera is switched to AI SERVO AF with the center focus point selected and are automatically used to improve the camera's subject tracking performance.

Ergonomics and control
The 'Premium EOS' design features a magnesium alloy exterior with rubberized grip surfaces. The discreet and lightweight compact body measures just 152 x 113 x 75 millimeters and weighs only 810 grams, making it two thirds the volume and weight of the EOS-1Ds Mark II.

In a handy new feature, current camera settings can be stored and assigned to the C (camera settings) position on the Mode Dial. This allows photographers to switch quickly between two completely different camera set-ups without having to switch bodies--ideal for photographers who need to rapidly switch their cameras from an indoor to outdoor shooting condition, for example. Exposure mode, ISO speed, AF mode, drive mode, Picture Style, white balance, and custom functions are all stored in the custom setting. There are 21 custom functions with 57 user-definable settings to enable photographers to configure the camera for their preferred way of working.

With the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1 (not included--must be purchased separately), photographers can work cable-free as full-frame image files can be transferred automatically through a wireless LAN to a computer in seconds.

A USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface allows rapid transfer of images from camera to computer, ideal for shooting straight-to-hard-drive with the camera tethered to a computer in a studio environment, thus providing full screen previews of images as they are shot. The EOS 5D also has a video out interface to allow playback and review on a TV monitor, and it's PictBridge compliant to support direct printing to any compatible photo printer without the need for a computer. It takes both CompactFlash Type I and Type II cards, including cards of 2 GB capacity and larger.

Compatibility and accessories
The EOS 5D offers complete compatibility with all Canon EF lenses, providing photographers with access to a vast range of lenses with focal lengths from 14 to 600mm.

The camera is also compatible with the new (as of August 2005) high-performance EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM, a lightweight Image Stabilizer lens. Completing Canon's f4L-series zoom lens range, the new lens complements the EF 17-40mm f4L USM and EF 70-200mm f4L USM lenses. An ideal match for the lightweight EOS 5D, these lenses are designed for professional photographers requiring high-quality lightweight lenses with a fixed aperture throughout the zoom range.

Also compatible with EX series Speedlites and other EOS accessories, the camera provides photographers with a highly adaptable and flexible camera system. Canon's E-TTL II flash metering ensures accurate flash exposures by taking into account such factors as lens distance information, ambient light readings and the detection of reflective objects in order to calculate flash output.

The BG-E4 is a new battery grip designed especially for the EOS 5D. (Not included--must be purchased separately.) Constructed with the same magnesium alloy as the camera's exterior, it has a solid and comfortable hold. The grip can accommodate two BP-511A/514/512/511 battery packs or six AA batteries. The Battery Grip BG-E4 features a shutter release button, AE/FE lock button, AF point selector, and main dial to enable comfortable use of the camera when held vertically.

The camera's focusing screens are interchangeable: In addition to the "Standard Precision Matte" (Ee-A) focusing screen supplied with the camera, "Precision Matte with Grid" (Ee-D) and "Super Precision Matte" (Ee-S) screens are available.

The EOS 5D supports the optional Data Verification Kit DVK-E2 v2.2 (not included--must be purchased separately), which verifies the authenticity of images taken with the camera.

New software
The EOS 5D is supplied with the EOS Digital Solution Disk v11, which includes a new version of Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) RAW processing software--now at version 2.0. DPP now supports RAW images shot on all EOS digital cameras from the EOS D30 onwards, and includes support for Picture Styles. Improvements and additions are aimed at improving functionality and workflow efficiency for professionals, and include: easy image selection with three levels of check marks; real-time adjustment of sharpness; improved image correction (Copy Stamp); enhanced image transfer function (single-image transfer to PhotoShop is possible); extended color space support, now including Apple RGB and ColorMatch RGB; and improved usability of the CMYK simulation function.

Also provided is on the EOS Digital Solution Disk v11 is ZoomBrowser EX (PC) and ImageBrowser (MAC) v5.5 for managing images, EOS Capture v1.5 for remote shooting, PhotoStitch v3.1, PhotoRecord v2.2 (PC) and RAW ImageTask v2.2. The EOS 5D is compatible with Canon iMAGE Gateway, which provides a 100 MB online photo album.

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  • Includes Canon's EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens
  • 1.8-inch LCD screen lets you zoom in on images in preview; 2.5 frames-per-second continuous shooting speed with 4-shot burst mode
  • Store images on CompactFlash type 1 or 2 memory cards; Microdrive compatible; no memory card included
  • Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (included with charger)
  • 6.3-megapixel resolution for photo-quality poster-plus sized enlargements

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel brings advanced digital performance and SLR controls to everyday photographers. Whether you're new to digital cameras, SLR cameras, or even photography itself, you'll find that the EOS Digital Rebel is powerful yet fun and easy to use. It features a 6.3-megapixel sensor, automatic and manual controls, and compatibility with Canon's range of EF lenses.

This model comes with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm, f3.5-5.6 zoom lens. Compact and ultralightweight with impressive close-focusing ability, this lens features optimized coating for the Digital Rebel's imaging sensor to minimize ghost images and flare. It comes with a lens cap and dust cap.

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  • Features 2.0-inch LCD screen with 230,000 pixels and 1.5 to 10x playback zoom
  • Battery lasts for approximately 1200 shots at 20 degrees C, 800 at 0 degrees C
  • High-speed FireWire and video out interface offer complete connectivity; optional wireless adaptor delivers high-speed image transfer
  • 16.7-megapixel sensor provides sufficient resolution to produce files that convert to 50MB uncompressed TIFF at 24-bit colour depth
  • Powered by Canon's second-generation DIGIC II image processor; capable of firing at 4 frames per second for bursts of up to 32 frames in JPEG or 11 frames in RAW

An update to the tremendously popular EOS-1Ds, the new EOS-1Ds Mark II is a must-have for those seeking to capture huge, beautiful images fast. With an all new, full-frame 16.7 megapixel CMOS image sensor, combined with Canon's blazing DIGIC II Image Processor, the EOS-1Ds Mark II captures up to 32 consecutive shots at speeds up to four frames per second and has dramatically decreased startup and card-writing times in comparison to the EOS-1Ds. These improvements are complemented by Canon's renowned build quality for reliability in even the most rugged conditions. Compatibility with over 50 EF Lenses, in addition to the entire line of EOS accessories, including the new Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1 accessory, easily makes the EOS-1Ds Mark II the most remarkable combination of resolution and speed in the history of digital SLRs.

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D

Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D 6MP Digital SLR w/ Anti-Shake Technology & AF 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom LensFeatures:
  • 2.5-inch LCD large-screen monitor with ultrafine 207,000-pixel resolution
  • Simultaneous RAW and JPEG recording, plus 3 metering systems (14-segment honeycomb-pattern, center-weighted average, and spot) for fine control
  • 6-megapixel resolution for photo-quality 14-by-19-inch enlargements
  • The world's first digital SLR camera with body-integral antishake technology and a CCD-shift mechanism
  • Full compatibility with the Maxxum system of lenses and accessories

The Maxxum 7D is the world's first digital SLR camera with body-integral Anti-Shake Technology and CCD Shift Mechanism, bringing an exciting new level of performance to Maxxum AF SLR lenses including macro, wideangle, zoom, telephoto, and super telephoto focal lengths.

This new technology reduces unintentional image blur caused by camera shake when taking photos with slow shutter speeds in dimly lit or twilight scenes, in natural light with a telephoto lens, and with macro shots, without relying on a higher ISO setting or the aid of a flash or tripod. Anti-shake instantly and precisely shifts the CCD to compensate for camera motion, responding quickly to erratic shaking caused by the photographer's hands as well as broad, slow-swaying motions of the camera body.

The Maxxum 7D's award winning anti-shake technology was selected as "European Photo Innovation of the Year 2004-2005" by EISA and provides the equivalent correction effect of a shutter speed 2 to 3 steps faster. The anti-shake function can be switched on or off as desired. When active, an anti-shake indicator is displayed in the viewfinder.

High-Definition, 2.5-inch Color LCD Monitor
The 2.5-inch LCD monitor's large screen and ultra-fine 207,000-pixel resolution make it easy to check the details of images after shooting. Capable of simultaneous image and histogram display, the monitor can also be set to display images with overexposed and underexposed areas highlighted for quick identification. In addition, automatic focus-point detection with 10x enlargement makes it easy to check for correct focus, and you can simultaneously display all of the frames in an auto-exposure-bracketing series to facilitate "best shot" selection.

CxProcess III Image Optimization
Konica Minolta's exclusive CxProcess III technology brings out the best from the Maxxum 7D's 6.1-million effective pixel APS-C size CCD. CxProcess III optimizes color saturation, edge sharpness, and highlight/shadow contrast to ensure that colors are rendered true-to-life. CxProcess III also suppresses noise during slow-shutter imaging, and assures rich textural detail and spatial perspective for vivid yet natural reproduction of skin tones, clouds, and other subjects with delicate surface textures.

High-Performance, High-Speed Autofocusing
The Maxxum 7D incorporates a central, cross hair type, 9-point and 8-line AF sensor array providing high-precision autofocusing and high-performance subject tracking of moving subjects. This wide-area coverage gives you great creative flexibility in how you frame your subject. The AF system features both Predictive Focus Control and Omni-Dimensional Subject Tracking for high-speed focus adjustment, making it ideal for fleeting moments or sports photography.

Four focusing modes ensure optimum performance in a wide range of situations--AF-S for single-shot AF, AF-C for continuous AF, and AF-A that automatically switches from single-shot to continuous AF when it detects subject movement. In addition, the Maxxum 7D features the same AF/MF control layout featured on the Maxxum 7. Another focusing option that is particularly useful for macro and portrait photography is the Maxxum 7D's Direct Manual Focus, which combines the advantages of AF operation with the ability to focus manually whenever the shutter button is pressed halfway down.

Advanced LSI Image Processing
A newly developed Advanced LSI (Large Scale Integration) image processing engine in the Maxxum 7D enables high-speed processing of large quantities of data and improves image processing at high-sensitivity settings, ensuring reduced image noise while retaining high picture quality. This combination also helps ensure a handling response similar to the smooth-shooting rhythm associated with conventional 35mm film SLRs.

High-Performance, Through-the-Lens Viewfinder
A spherical acute matte focusing screen is used for accurate and bright critical focusing assessment. The optical glass pentaprism viewfinder features a 0.9X magnification and 95% field-of-view for easy scene evaluation and composition, even when using small-aperture telephoto lenses.

Menu & Navigation Display
The LCD monitor also works as a Navigation Display enabling seamless operation with clear, concise camera settings displayed along with comprehensive shooting information indicated in large, easy-to-read text. The display automatically switches from horizontal to vertical format camera position change and switches off as you look into the viewfinder.

Intuitive Operation with Dial-&-Lever System
The Maxxum 7D inherits its dial and lever operation system from the world-renowned Maxxum 7, a 35mm AF SLR highly regarded for its user friendliness. The Maxxum 7D's intuitive operation makes it ideal for users moving up to the new, digital model from its 35mm predecessor. The exposure compensation dial and easy to use exposure mode dials are also borrowed from the Maxxum 7, making it comfortably familiar and helping users respond quickly to changing shooting conditions or picture opportunities. A separate white-balance dial is provided for quick, easy white balance control.

High-Speed Continuous Advance with 128MB Buffer Memory
The Maxxum 7D enables high-speed continuous shooting of up to nine consecutive frames at up to three frames per second in both RAW and RAW+JPEG modes. Additionally, the 7D allows continuous shooting of up to twelve 3008x2000 JPEG images at the extra-fine image quality setting and fifteen JPEG images the same size at the fine image quality setting. These high-speed shooting capabilities are ideal for capturing momentary expressions, sports, or fleeting action shots while retaining high picture quality.

RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording
The Maxxum 7D can shoot either RAW or JPEG images or both combined with the simultaneous RAW+JPEG dual-format capture mode for improved, post-shoot workflow. Simultaneous RAW and JPEG data recording gives you much greater freedom in how you process your images. By saving the image in both formats, you can quickly display the JPEG version as a reference when you edit and process the RAW data for final output as a beautiful gallery-quality print suitable for framing and permanent display.

Comprehensive Image Adjustment Controls
The Maxxum 7D offers a wide array of image adjustment capabilities that will satisfy even the most demanding digital imaging enthusiast.

Image Correction is a five-step fine control adjustment for sharpness, contrast, color saturation, and hue. White Balance settings include a full auto mode plus six fine-tunable presets, as well as three custom settings for precise white balance in difficult lighting conditions. The Maxxum 7D gives photographers a professional level of color control with numerical setting of color temperature over a range from 2500K to 9900K in 100K increments. Finally, the 7D's Zone Matching is a new technology that allows the precise reproduction of tonal gradations in highlights and shadows; this is essential in difficult shooting conditions with predominant highlights and it also helps ensure noise-free low-light images.

Three Metering Systems
The Maxxum 7D gives you a choice of 14-segment honeycomb-pattern metering, center-weighted average metering, and spot metering. The 14-segment honeycomb pattern metering is particularly versatile, and employs new metering algorithms to ensure beautiful results in extremely high-contrast or backlit situations. Additionally, exposure compensation can be set in 1/3- or 1/2-step increments, offering even finer control.

Six Exposure Modes
In addition to aperture-priority, shutter-priotiry, and manual exposure modes, the Maxxum 7D features three user-programmable memory settings the store a wide range of settings for instant recall. Its Green Program setting offers full-auto shooting ease, while the standard Program combines the convenience of programmed AE and creative control with instant access to aperture-priority (PA mode) or shutter-priority (PS mode).

Advanced Distance Integration (ADI) Flash Metering
Advanced Distance Integration is available with any Maxxum D-Series lens. By comparing information obtained from the lens' built-in distance encoder with pre-flash metering data, ADI calculates the optimum exposure settings and flash brightness needed to obtain a beautiful image--even if your subject is standing in front of a very dark, light, or reflective background.

Powerful, Versatile, and Creative Flash Performance
The Maxxum 7D supports full-featured flash photography with the built-in flash as well as Konica Minoltas D-series flash units like the 3600HS(D) and 5600HS(D) allowing you to take advantage of TTL flash, bounce flash, and rear-curtain flash synchronization as well as wireless, high-speed flash for advanced off-camera setups for pro-level flash shooting.

Mirror Lockup Shutter-Release Delay
When using long shutter speeds with the camera mounted on a tripod, this highly sought-after SLR feature delays shutter release for 2 seconds after mirror lockup to eliminate the effect of vibration caused by pressing the shutter-release button or during mirror lift.

Depth-of-Field Preview
Another very desirable SLR feature is the Maxxum 7D's depth-of-field preview. This gives you the ability to evaluate the zone of sharp focus within your image at a given lens aperture; making it easy to check subject and background focus or see the extent of sharp detail in macro photography.

Highly Durable and Reliable Magnesium-Alloy Body
The Maxxum 7D is compact and stylish as well as ruggedly built. The robust magnesium-alloy front body panel and base plate enhance the camera's durability and reliability.

Optional Vertical Control Grip
The dedicated VC-7D Vertical Control Grip connects to the camera body and has a dedicated shutter-release button, front and rear control dials, AF/MF control button, AE lock button, and AF area selector button, for comfortable handling and confident operation in either horizontal or vertical shooting situations. Additionally, the VC-7D allows two lithium-ion batteries to be used simultaneously for an enhanced power supply. And for optimum convenience and versatility, the VC-7D allows AA batteries or standard AA Ni-MH batteries to be used. (This accessory is not included and must be purchased separately.)

Complete Line of Maxxum AF Lenses
The greatest advantage of an SLR camera lies in the ability to change lenses to suit a particular subject or shooting style. The Maxxum 7D is engineered to take full advantage of the superior optical technologies and powerfully versatile focal lengths incorporated into the Maxxum system of interchangeable AF lenses. Aspherical optics, AD (Anomalous Dispersion) glass, and multiple lens coatings, for example, all contribute to the beautifully crisp, high-contrast images Maxxum lenses are known for.

This kit comes with the AF 28-100mm f3.5-5.6 zoom lens. This compact and lightweight 3.5x standard zoom lens covers from a wide-angle focal length of 28mm to a focal length of 100mm. It delivers high image quality by employing a single aspheric element.

Complete Line of Maxxum SLR System Accessories
The Maxxum 7D is truly a digital camera you can grow with. A broad range of Maxxum system accessories are available including powerful D-series flash units, macro flash units, remote cords, diopter correction, angle viewfinder, magnifier, an external battery pack, and more, adding versatility for all shooting styles and enhancing flexibility for any photographer's needs. (These accessories are not included and must be purchased separately.)

Optional DiMAGE Master Software
DiMAGE Master is optional software to improve creative workflow for advanced users. Diversified tools for classifying and comparing images boost work efficiency of selecting the best shots. A newly developed RAW processing program enables more accurate color reproduction.

Bundled with DiMAGE Viewer
DiMAGE Viewer supports the latest generation of Konica Minolta digital cameras. The Viewer complements the camera by allowing the images to be processed and edited on a computer. It lets you view images, thumbnails, and EXIF data, and greatly simplifies image file moving, copying, renaming, and printing. It also enables you to add and edit comments, and to make basic tone curve, level, and color adjustments. The DiMAGE Viewer can edit and process numerous common image-file formats and is not limited to Konica Minolta cameras.

DiMAGE Remote Transfer Software (free download)
DiMAGE Remote Transfer Software, available as a free download from the Konica Minolta website, makes it possible to transfer images directly to a PC's hard disk drive as you shoot. In addition to allowing you to review your images on the PC's monitor, it lets you shoot a large number of high-resolution images without worrying about memory capacity.

What's in the Box
Maxxum 7D camera body, wide strap (WS-4), remote cord clip, eyepiece cap II, eyepiece cup (FC-1400), shoe cap (SC-1000), body cap (BDC-1000), video cable (VC-500), USB cable (USB-2), LCD monitor protect panel (MPP-1000), Lithium-ion battery (NP-400), Lithium-ion battery charger (BC-400), DiMAGE software CD-ROM (includes DiMAGE Viewer); AF 28-100mm f3.5-5.6 zoom lens

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