Price Drop Coming
Expect another price drop in the next little bit on the Rebel XS for Christmas. With the D40, A200 and K-m being priced very aggressively, the XS will have to compete.
I'm told to expect $549-$599 (It's $699 right now) Canadian for the 18-55 IS kit for Christmas.
Not exactly exciting… I know…..
Screenscap of the G10 Leak: Click for larger
Powershot SX1S (S5IS Replacement)
UPDATE: Google Screencap Showing the Page. (Cache Doesn't Work) Click for larger
If anyone has a screencap of the above cameras, I'd like to see it.
2 Release Dates
I received some info yesterday that Canon will have 2 release date schedules. The info is in regards to P&S cameras.
The A720 & SX100 will be replaced first (August 26) and then a round of releases that will see the G9 replaced (Photokina). Probably a month apart. I have no info as to when the S6 announcement is coming.
This is backed up by this thread on DPR [NL]:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readf … e=28958551
Been asked a bunch of times
People are asking a lot about when the new cameras will be available.
Some people at various retail outlets keep saying September 30, 2008 is the last day the 5D is listed as “in stock”. If we go by that logic, there should be availability around the same time. It could be limited, but do expect it to be around around the beginning of October.
Same thing for the other camera(s).
MSRP falling a lot
Canon USA will be dropping the price of the XSi kit and body only packages next week.
MSRP's (Street will be lower obviously)
XSi w/18-55 $749
XSi Body Only $649
Those are the prices you should expect, it will be a big drop anyway. I expect Canon Canada to follow suit.