1. I can find no mention of a zoom feature for the playback image on the LCD. This is most bizzare especially on a pro camera where sports shooters need to check if a shot is critically sharp in the field before trudging back to the press tent to load the images onto a laptop.
2. A quote from the Canon USA web page states:
A bladed rotary-magnet shutter, similar to the ones used in EOS-1v and EOS-3, is used to protect the CCD and provide timing during longer exposures; this shutter is durability-tested to 150,000 exposures.
This suggests that the shutter *does not* control the timing of exposures and that the CCD is primed electronically to determine the "shutter speed"
3. Why a NiMH battery instead of a theoretically higher capacity Li-ion type as found in the D30 which suffers no memory effects on top-up charges.
4. All the specs state a max burst of 21 frames in JPEG large/fine and also 21 in large/normal. Surely you can squeeze more frames into the buffer using the smaller JPEG file - unless the buffer is being used to process the shots prior to being written out to the card. Can anyone clarify if more than 21 shots can be buffered in large/normal???
Finally the best bit:
"Q: How does the EOS-1D compare with the EOS-1v in terms of durability and impact resistance?
A: The EOS-1D is superior to the EOS-1v in this respect. "
Look forward to testing that bit out.
[ September 25, 2001: Message edited by: Guv'nor ]