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.
That was quick…
Just as I write not much is going on, I receive some new info about the S6 IS.
This source is 100% sure the S6 IS will remain a AA battery camera, he was unsure whether it would be 4 or 2.
Some people are really passionate about it not going Li-Ion. I'd like to see it remain AA, just for the added weight.
Canon's popular SX100 will be replaced in the fall. Beyond the specs look for a camera with a slightly smaller form factor and a flash that doesn't need to be manually popped.
Focal Length: 36-360
Feature: Viewfinder (maybe)
The camera needs a bit of love to compete with Panasonic's TZ series.