Canon 40D Released August 30 in US

Amazon.com has updated the Canon 40D page today. They’ve changed the availability information to note an August 30 “release” as opposed to the September 20 date that was previously on there. I’m still trying to verify, but, presumably, this means that your pre-ordered Canon 40D will ship tomorrow (free shipping and no sales tax). This means we can all be shooting with Canon 40D this weekend.

UPDATE 8/30/07: The Canon 40D is “now shipping” as of 6:52 a.m. ET.

If you haven’t ordered your Canon 40D yet, you can order it via the following direct links:

Canon 40D (body only) – $1299.99

Canon 40D w/ 28-135mm IS lens – $1499.99

Amazon has also made the following caveat regarding the Canon 40D’s availability:

Note on Availability: This item is in high demand and supplies from the manufacturer are limited. Its availability fluctuates, and if the item is not currently in stock, we cannot guarantee that we will receive additional quantities in a timely manner. Orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

That means: Order NOW if you want to be shooting a new Canon 40D anytime soon.

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Comments

  1. steeliejim says

    I got a call today (Aug. 30) from my local camera shop telling me that my camera (ordered the day after it was announced) will be in tomorrow.

  2. Alan says

    The cameras available through Amazon have been via third party, not Amazon themselves; and so not being used to fill Amazon pre-orders (apparently). They are also (mostly) selling at a premium price (1349.00 for example). My local store got a shipment of four which were already spoken for….they don\'t expect more before late Sept. Meantime Cameraworld has kits in stock, but not bodies. E-bay seems to have if you trust that…some were from overseas. I still think Sept. 2 is the general release date, as was indicated by the original \"Best Buy\" leak. I would rather wait for a legit source (not that any of these aren\'t….but someplace I\'ve dealt with before and no that I won\'t have a hassle if there is a problem).

  3. Alan says

    The cameras available through Amazon have been via third party, not Amazon themselves; and so not being used to fill Amazon pre-orders (apparently). They are also (mostly) selling at a premium price (1349.00 for example). My local store got a shipment of four which were already spoken for….they don’t expect more before late Sept. Meantime Cameraworld has kits in stock, but not bodies. E-bay seems to have if you trust that…some were from overseas. I still think Sept. 2 is the general release date, as was indicated by the original “Best Buy” leak. I would rather wait for a legit source (not that any of these aren’t….but someplace I’ve dealt with before and no that I won’t have a hassle if there is a problem).

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  1. [...] The Canon 40D was announced by Canon on August 20, 2007. As of now, you can pre-order it on Amazon.com for $1299. You can also keep an eye on the Canon 40D’s availability for other vendors like Adorama and B&H on this page. It looks like the 40D will start shipping on August 30. You can track the availability of the Canon 40D, 1Ds Mark III, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens and other newly announced items from Canon on this page. [...]