Best of Show – PMA 2007

We hope you’ve enjoyed our videos from the latest camera gear exposition in Las Vegas.You can check them all out on YouTube. Higher res vids will be posted on our Video page shortly so you can refer to them in one place in much better quality. Trying to keep it real with off-the-cuff demos from the manufacturers, in a simple hand held manner.

And we hope the readers that sent in questions, felt that the emails we sent back to you were of help.

So now, on to the Best Of Show!

After days of looking , listening ,handling, researching a lot of what was new, this product just blew away all the rest for new standards.

Ladies and Gentleman-The Canon EOS-1D, Mark III

For the first time in my life, I actually considered a switch. Now I’ve been Nikon for my whole life. True, I own a Canon body for one sweet piece of glass : the 24mm tilt/shift lens that only Canon makes. But I’ve been loyal other than that.

This camera made me look at the whole system. 30 image burst in RAW, Digic 3, the wireless capabities, battery life, hand feel,and more. The tests I saw with ISO 6400 were remarkable. Period.

Watch the video and listen to Rudy. He’ll lay it all out for you.

Now this is for the pros and prosumer as the price we’re hearing on the street is going to be about $4000. Don’t quote us,but what we heard. Coming in April.

From the Canon website:
The Fastest, Most Powerful Digital SLR in the World*

Canon’s flagship EOS-1D Mark III is the most advanced EOS Digital SLR ever produced. It has a new 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-H size) with Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System and a 3.0-inch LCD monitor with Canon’s Live View technology. The 1D Mark III has a redesigned 100% viewfinder, a new 45-point AF system, and can shoot up to 10 fps continuously with a maximum burst of 110 shots. Dual “DIGIC III” Image Processors work in tandem to speed up every process while refining image quality; a new, lighter body has improved weather sealing and shutter durability. Every facet of the EOS experience has been enhanced with the 1D Mark III. It’s the new standard.

Well there you have it everyone. A little insight into this photographic equipment mecca. Next one o these is back in NYC in the fall for PhotoPlus.

Oh, there is still more to discuss about our findings there: the new fast media cards (what do they mean to the basic shooter), the year of Digital B&W (who will come out the leader in the technology), what is up with a small resurgence in film?, Full size sensor and half or 2/3s, what does size really mean to you?

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