Canon 5D Mark II Snaps First Digital Presidential Portrait

A Canon 5D Mark II was used to shoot the first presidential portrait shot with a digital camera

Add one more 'first' the the upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama: the first time an official presidential portrait was shot with a digital camera. White House photographer Peter Souza took the photo with a Canon 5D Mark II. It's downloadable here, complete with EXIF data (exposure time 1/125, ISO 100, flash did not fire, and so on). 

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