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Report: new high-end Canon SLR imminent

Canon is shipping its EOS-1D Mark III, a high-end SLR, according to photo-blogger Rob Galbraith.

Canon's EOS-1D Mark III
Canon's EOS-1D Mark III
Canon

Canon on Wednesday began shipping its EOS-1D Mark III, a high-end SLR (single-lens reflex) camera geared for photojournalists, photographer and consultant Rob Galbraith said on his blog Wednesday.

Galbraith quoted Canon spokesman Chuck Westfall as saying the 1D Mark III will arrive at dealer sites as soon as Thursday and that supplies should be steady after that.

The 1D Mark III is expected to cost at least $4,000 with no lenses. It's weather-sealed, can shoot as fast as 10 frames per second and has a new, more sensitive image sensor.