Canon 1D-mkIII announced

Logo of Canon (digital photo cameras)Canon is presenting today a new high-end product under the name of 1D-mkIII.

Here are the main features:

  • 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor (1.3x factor): Going to today’s standard
  • 10 fps continuous shooting for up to 110 frames: Did you say high-end?
  • Dual DIGIC III processors: Real processing power
  • New AF system with 19 cross style sensors
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System: Canon is now bringing the 400D system to the full SLR line
  • ISO 3200 (expandable to ISO 6400): You can expect a good sensor to reach this
  • 3.0” LCD: Big and with Live View for PC-controlled operation
  • Improved viewfinder
  • Price around $3999
  • Availability: April 2007

Definitely a big camera. Definitely what some pros were expecting.

Side note: It may indicate that the Canon EOS 40D will not be arriving this month, if this is the only announcement before PMA next month. Rumours still being just that: rumours.