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50D & SX1 Replacements Next Week?

…. A Canon rep said
The August 11 announcement date is brought up again. This time from a Canon Rep in the southern hemisphere.

“The 50D and SX1 replacements will be announced next week.”

S90
A few more confirmations of the S90 not appearing on new pricing lists in a few countries.

Lenses
No lenses mentioned for next week yet. This makes me think there will be 2 rounds of announcements.

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1Ds Mark IV & More [CR1]

1Ds Mark IV
Stephen Alvarez (NG Photographer) posted a tidbit of information on his blog.  4-5 people sent this link in, so I’ll pass it onto the rest.

“A friend told me that there are some Canon 1ds MK IV test models floating around.”

http://www.picturestoryblog.com/2010/08/canon-1ds-mk-iv.html

Nothing extraordinary.

S90
I was just told the S90 has officially reached EOL (End of Life).

August 30/31
I received info that this is a timeframe that a new DSLR would be announced. I wasn’t told which model. Just that it would be as revolutionary as the 5D Mark II was. I was promised better information from this person in the next couple of weeks.

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CMOS in PowerShot [CR1]

PowerShot News
Received some information today about new PowerShot cameras.

G12
Backlit CMOS sensor
10mp again
HD Video
Minor ergonomic changes

S95
Same as the G12, with some ergonomic changes.

SX30
New backlit CMOS sensor.
24x Zoom
Lithium Ion Battery
1080p HD
Weight reduction

D20 & D30
Two new Waterproof models.
One will have HD video.
Unknown sensor and zoom.

Do not expect any of these cameras before September I’m told.

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S90 Review & Canon Canada Rebates

DPReview
DPReview has completed their review of the Canon PowerShot S90.

Final Word – DPR

Photographers looking for a serious, pocket-friendly, compact camera haven’t had a lot to choose from, and the S90 offers the first real competition to Panasonic’s LX3, the success of which almost certainly led Canon to revive the long-running and much missed ‘S’ series. I may not have liked it when I first used it, but I soon found myself picking it up every time I went out the door.

It is, above all else, a great walkaround camera, capable of results (particularly at lower ISO settings) that most serious photographers would be more than happy with. The control system encourages photographic experimentation (unlike so many compacts, which simply make it too painful to work manually), but the automatic systems are also reliable – and intelligent – enough to give you great results if you prefer to just ‘point and shoot’. The tiny body might not make for particularly good handling, but it’s small enough to carry anywhere and the image quality it produces rarely disappoints.

Read More: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canons90/

CR’s Take
I own this camera and love it for the most part. My biggest gripe with it is the same as DPRs; the backwheel gets spun too easily.

The solution Canon?

How about a firmware update to add a back wheel lock to the “S” button on the back. I could do away with a quick access to ISO for a back wheel lock.

I have the camera set up to have aperture on the front ring and exposure comp on the back wheel for those keeping score.

Canon Canada Rebates
The Canon Canada rebates begin on April 15, 2010.

More Info: http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/03/canon-canada-rebates-3/

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