The web site of "The Office of the President-Elect" has released the first official Obama Presidential Portrait. And, as the web site says,
It was taken by Pete Souza, the newly-announced official White House photographer.
It is the first time that an official presidential portrait was taken with a digital camera. [My emphasis]
And what a digital camera it is, too. If you have a digital camera, you should know that (unless it is an incredibly cheap camera), it records not only the photo, but the type of camera that took the photo, along with the date, time, aperture, shutter speed, whether you used a flash, and gobs of other info. Some cameras even record your GPS coordinates. All this information is recorded in the file with the photo.
That's how I know this camera was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Which just happens to be the camera I've been lusting after ever since it was released. Could this be a sign? [Say "yes!"] Bad news, though: they're not cheap. I guess that's understating it, isn't it? They're expensive.