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Obama Portrait Shot With Digital Camera

By January 15, 2009

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For the first time in presidential history, a president's official White House portrait has been shot with a digital camera.

The new White House photographer, Pete Souza, used a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera to shoot President Barack Obama's portrait a week before the inauguration.

To see the portrait and download a bitmap copy, visit this link.

Not surprisingly, the first digital camera to shoot a presidential portrait isn't exactly a point-and-shoot model that you'll find at your local discount electronics store. The Mark II is aimed at professional-level photographers and retails for $2,699, offering 21.1 megapixels of resolution. Find out more information about the Mark II at this link.

Photo courtesy Change.gov

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