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February 10, 2009?
I received some info today that Canon is planning their next announcements on February 10, 2009.
SLR’s being announced:
1D Mark IV (won’t be given the “4/IV”moniker)
Rebel XSi Replacement
Rebel XS Replacement
*UPDATE* As always with Canon, there’s a chance these cameras will be split into 2 different days of announcements. Ala the 50D and 5D2.
There will be 2 lens announcements. One of them will not be the 35L, that’s being held for the 1Ds4 launch in the fall.
The 40D will also be discontinued by this time and the 50D will come in around the $1000 mark. This will again leave a gaping price point in Canon’s lineup. The source didn’t say there would be a camera added to the lineup beyond the replacements, It just looks like there could be…. again.
One thing that could determine Canon’s direction with product announcement is how well this Christmas season goes and how the economics of the planet are doing. A model or two could be held off until Christmas 2009.