Canon 5D Announced

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DP Review today officially revealed the highly anticipated Canon EOS 5D digital SLR camera, fitted with a 12.8 Megapixel high resolution full 35mm frame sized CMOS sensor. This camera is an important addition to the Canon range for underwater photographers because it is the first, at a sub-1DS price, to provide full 180 degree coverage with popular fisheye lenses. It also has a larger and improved image review LCD, capable of both luminance and RGB histograms, compared with the Canon 20D. One downside for underwater photographers is that it is bigger than the 20D and will not fit straight into any existing housings. The race is on to see which housing manufacurers will be first to support this camera.