You can pre-order the Canon 50D now from Amazon.com via the following links:
The Canon 50D has been revealed with an EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens option. The image to the left is an official image from Canon, which appeared on this page [Update: Now password protected] from Canon Japan a third party site.
[Update: As some readers have pointed out, the location of the Canon 50D page is not on an official Canon site, nor is it Japanese - the language is Chinese. It looks like it could be a developer for Canon. I am also of the opinion that this page is related to the leak on the official Canon.com.cn site a couple days ago. I think we will see an announcement on Aug. 25th or 26th to confirm the leaks/rumors.]
Below you will find more official images of the Canon 50D. And, for those of you concerned about excessive noise in a 15.1 megapixel sensor, there’s an ISO 1600 sample image below as well.
For more info regarding the specifications and announcement news (when it comes) stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 50D page.