Lebanon was chosen as the venue for this launch because of the size and richness of its photographer community. Following the launch, there will be a free seminar for professional photographers from across the country, where photography professionals from Canon Europa will brief them on the new Canon cameras and the latest trends and techniques in taking great images, digitally.
“Canon’s range of consumer digital cameras have been enormously successful in the Middle East. We are confident that the EOS-1D and EOS-D60 will be as popular with the professional photographer community,” said Gordon Jones, president of Canon Middle East. “Modern digital cameras really do give pros the edge: in news photography, digital can make the difference between award-winning pictures on the front page, and being too late. In commercial photography, digital is helping reduce the time and effort needed to take the perfect image.”
“We are very proud to announce these products which bring professionals here the world’s most advanced and versatile cameras,” said Cesar Chalhoub, Managing Director, Image Systems. “Lebanon was the first choice for Canon Middle East to launch these new cameras: The culture of art, photography and creativity runs deeply here, with a strong community of photographers that will find these new cameras irresistible. We hope that the new EOS-1D and EOS D60 will help photographers
here create the award-winning images of the future, images that capture peoples imaginations, and present the world we live in a new way.”
Canon’s new flagship EOS-1D claims the position of the world’s leading all-round professional digital camera, and is a staggering 50% faster than its nearest competitor. This unique camera has a continuous shooting speed of 8 frames per second in either Single Shot or AI Servo mode, and can sustain this for 21 frame bursts. The high resolution XL (eXtra Large) CCD uses 4.15 Megapixels to create a true 11.7MB file in a photographic 2:3 aspect ratio.
Shooting has been prioritised on the EOS 1D, so photographers can immediately start photographing again even whilst displaying a recorded image. Professionals no longer need to sacrifice either the speed demanded by sports photography or the high resolution required for studio shoots, as the EOS-1D offers both. The combination of both speed and image quality makes the EOS-1D the most well balanced professional camera available today.
Canon EOS D60
The EOS D60 digital SLR features a 6.29 million pixel ultra-fine CMOS sensor, and is the updated generation of the acclaimed Canon EOS D30, demonstrating a resolution increased by a staggering 100%. Using new CMOS technology, Canon is able to provide high image quality products at low production costs, making the EOS D60 an extremely attractive choice to the advanced amateur or professional photographer.
The EOS D60 incorporates the same mode settings and dial operation utilised in the EOS series and offers compatibility with Canon’s extensive line-up of over 60 EF lenses, ensuring ease of use for anyone familiar with the EOS system. The external cover, moulded from lightweight and exceptionally strong plastics, combined with a stainless steel chassis, makes the EOS D60 both lightweight and durable.
In addition to the improved resolution, a number of other advanced features have been added to the EOS D60 to offer exceptional performance. For example, AF performance in low light environments has been improved along with enhanced metering algorithms. This combination delivers greater image quality in difficult shooting conditions
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