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Canon Japan announces black version of the Digital Rebel / EOS-300D

Canon Japan has announced a black version of the "EOS Kiss Digital", known in the US as the Digital Rebel or EOS-300D in Europe. The camera will be available by April 24. According to Canon Japan, the version is a response to "the voice of the user who demands a black model". The press release states that cameras sales are even doing better than expected...
Canon Japan announces black version of the Digital Rebel / EOS-300D - digital camera and photography news

PRESS RELEASE from Canon Japan  - System translated

April 8, 2004

Canon addition-puts the black model of "EOS Kiss Digital" on the market.
Canon EOS Kiss Digital black


Canon is the prevalent type digital single-lens reflex camera which realized coexistence of high definition and the ease of using. "Canon EOS Kiss Digital black" is put on the market on April 24.

New product In response to the voice of the user who demands the black model of the prevalent type digital single-lens reflex camera "EOS Kiss Digital" which continues a still better sale, additional sale of the "EOS Kiss Digital black" has also been carried out now since sale in September, last year. High-definition black paint was given, it was intrepid and the design which is full of a high-class feeling was made. Thereby, a user can choose from two types of black and the conventional silver according to his liking.

"EOS Kiss Digital black" began loading of a proprietary about 6,300,000-pixel large-sized single plate CMOS sensor (an equivalent for 22.7x15.1 mm:APS-C size), or the original highly efficient image-processing processor "DIGIC" of Canon, and the development parameter in which seven the extensive view and the high speed AF which carried the superimposition function, RAW+JPEG simultaneous record, and a setup suitable for the direct print are also possible is equipped with the same function and the same feature as "EOS Kiss Digital."



[Enclosed elegance list]
EOS Kiss Digital black Lens kit
(Power supply kit 含む)  Canon Zoom lens EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 USM, battery pack BP-511, battery charger CB-5L and a power cord, interface cable IFC-300PCU, video cable VC-100, wide strap EW-100DB II, EOS DIGITAL SOLUTION DISK, Adobe Photoshop Elements  

EOS Kiss Digital black Body
(Power supply kit 含む)  Battery pack BP-511, battery charger CB-5L and a power cord, interface cable IFC-300PCU, video cable VC-100, wide strap EW-100DB II, EOS DIGITAL SOLUTION DISK, Adobe Photoshop Elements  



[Digital single-lens reflex camera market trend]
The digital single-lens reflex camera market (whole world) last year was about 850,000 sets with a pair of about compared with last year 4 times by the first full-scale market injection of a spread model "EOS Kiss Digital" in the industry etc. 2004 -- opposite compared with last year -- sudden expansion of this market is succeedingly expected to be a twice [ about / more than ] as many about 2 million-set scale as this (Canon investigation)
April 8, 2004
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