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(via Zee’s Photography Blog)
Looks like the pricing and availability of the Canon 40D is out in the open now. If you look at the Best Buy inventory report above, it shows the Canon 40D “in-stock” on September 2, 2007. If that’s the price card for the 40D, the you’re looking at a whoppin’ $1600 for the new camera, presumably with a kit lens.
Also on Gizmodo.
Looks like it started on (where else) DPReview.com.
After digging in the forum a bit, it appears that camera includes the Canon EF 28-135 IS lens.
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Everybody and their brother is reporting on these latest images that look like true studio shots of the Canon 40D that originated over at slrclub. They’re no longer up over there, but it looks like there’s a few million of these floating around on the web now.
Keep up with the latest developments on the Canon 40D on this page!
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Somehow I missed this:
As of December 2006, Nikon had a 47% share of the Japanese DSLR market compared to Canon’s 35%.
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Here’s some 4th-hand information that was originally in spanish:
“From the same Spanish reliable source (Rafa Irusta Blog site: En busca de la Luz) that did revealed the specs of the 400D and the MkIII before get the official announcement (and match them !!), here are the specs:
*No weather sealing*
1.6x – 10 MP Self cleaning sensor
3 inch LCD with LiveView
Formats JPG, RAW and sRAW
ISO 100 to 1600 in steps of 1/3
Shooting speed 6.25 fps
Buffer 75 JPG or 17 RAW
Launch date: August 23rd””
Join in on the rumor mill with the usual suspects on DPReview.com.
Is Canon really scheduled to make press releases on August 20th?
More word of a Nikon D3 release SOON:
This isn’t official but I’m pretty certain there’s a fair bit of truth in this: Today my husband spoke to his relative who works for Nikon and they’ve apparently been sent information regarding a new camera (Nikon D3 – somewhere in the range of 18-22 mega-pixels) & new lenses all of which will be announced on 25th August. I’m not certain if he mentioned a full-frame sensor or if it’s going to be a 1.1 crop (my attention span on the phone is pretty bad!) Whatever the case, I hope they stick to this date for the announcement & don’t put it off for too much longer…
Maybe I should plan for some vacation time from the factory – there’s gonna be a lot of blogging to do this month if these rumors are legit.
Come on Canon and Nikon . . . I’m running out of creative names for these posts.
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As the summer goes on, it seems that more and more people have talked to a Nikon or Canon “rep” or perhaps someone else that they “know” in either company. Based on these conversations, several individuals around the web have “confirmed” that the next big thing from both manufacturers is coming . . . soon.
in a conversation with a Nikon engineer at an event one week ago, I was told that there would be a new pro-level DSLR released ‘within a month or two’.
I asked him “D3?” “yes.”
I asked him “full frame?” “yes.”
Then he said: “in a couple months, Canon won’t even know what it them.”
Yes, it’s hearsay….but given the persistent info from the consistently reliable “jeff_c” on DPReview and the comments from this guy last week, I’d say that we’re about to see at least one pro camera with crop, full frame with crop mode or full frame, probably upward of 16-20mp, and a huge modular viewfinder.
I did NOT get the impression that we’d see a D3H right away, or that dramatically new sensor tech would be involved, although that may well be wrong.
I spoke to the Canon rep, when he was visiting my local camera shop, the other day… he told me that the 40D is due to come out in the next month, using the same sensor as the XTi and the Mark III… and the price of the 30D will be dropping $200.00 … I’m seriously considering the 40D…. more fps and other advantages..
Do people really get this info from “reps”? Do reps really “know” what’s going on? Anybody else out there seen or heard from a rep that has the scoop? Let us know; comment below.
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From the DPReview.com forums:
I’m not one to spread rumors and you’ve never found one by me on this site. My salesmen today at a local photo store in Rochester NY told me today that their Canon rep clearly stated their is indeed a 40d and the scheduled release date is sometime in November. No specific date was provided by the rep.
He’s never lied to me before, so I believe him to honest, at least in terms of what the rep claims anyway.
RonSt (Join the discussion here. . .)
Something’s surely up, the “legitimate” rumors are too numerous to be coincidental.
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Well, it looks like the Canon 40D is finally halfway official. It appeared on the CIPA Pictbridge certification list as reported by Engadget and everyone else, their brother and their cousin‘s uncle. You might even find a 40D discussion in the DPReview.com forums. Well Canon, we’re waiting…
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The Canon EOS 30D is an 8.2-megapixel semi-professional digital single-lens reflex camera, initially announced on February 20, 2006. It is the successor of the Canon EOS 20D, and is succeeded by the EOS 40D. Changes over the 20D include a bigger 2.5-inch LCD rear screen, improved shutter mechanism rated for 100,000 actuations, improved frame capacity, 1/3 stop increments for sensor speed and an added spot meter. The camera retains the same sensor as its predecessor; all lenses still have an angle of view crop of 1.6. Other changes include a larger 11 frame RAW / 30 frame JPEG buffer, and slightly faster 0.15 second startup. The maximum frame rate is the same (5 fps), but a lower-speed 3 fps option has been added. The 30D uses the same number of autofocus points as the 20D (nine), but has improved algorithms. The 30D can record in both JPEG and RAW .CR2 files. The camera shows the ISO in the view finder while changing the ISO.
The EOS 30D can also accept the Canon Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1/E1A for fast file transfer to a remote file server, either through an ethernet cable or a Wi-Fi network. This capability expands the EOS 30D’s range of applications to sports and studio set ups where real-time transfer of the images is crucial.
Compare it to the competition and it’s clear that the 30D really can hold its own. The primary competition coming from Nikon’s excellent D200, a camera which in many ways betters the EOS 30D, user interface, features and flexibility are all a step up.
The Canon EOS-30D is an excellent midrange digital SLR. While its new features aren’t exciting enough to get this 20D owner to run out and upgrade, those who are moving up from point-and-shoot or entry-level D-SLRs should definitely give the 30D a look.
Overall I think the EOS 30D is a great camera and I’d have no hesitation at all in recommending it to any serious photographer.
There’s no other word for it, the Canon 30D’s images made just fantastic looking prints, with excellent detail and sharpness at 13×19 inches.
Even though the Canon 30D may not exactly be a revolutionary digital SLR camera, and the expectations were somewhat subdued, it is still a truly fantastic camera. The concept was already solid as could be, but with the introduction of the Canon EOS 30D, Canon have once again clearly asserted and strengthened its roots and their position.
With a SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash card in a 30D, we were able to fire off as many as 46 highest-quality JPEGs at 5 fps, and continued shooting at 1 fps or faster until the card yelled “Uncle!” That’s impressive. (With the same card in a 20D, we got 32 JPEGs at 5 fps.) The 30D’s burst rate for RAW capture isn’t quite as dramatic—Canon states 11 frames at 5 fps, and we could sometimes shoot 12 with a fast card—but the speed is still way ahead of other cameras in this class.
The 8-megapixel Canon EOS 30D should be on your short list for a semipro dSLR camera.
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