New Info
Canon has apparently been humbled by the lack sales with the 50D. The 40D was a fantastic selling camera for Canon.

The motivation for the next incarnation is to directly attack the success of Nikon's D300.

A newer contact has said there will be an APS-H based xxD sized body. It will have a version of the EOS-1 AF system, so expect more AF points than the current 50D. It will shoot 6fps. It will have the same build quality of the 5D Mark II. It will have a new 12.1mp sensor.

The hope is to retail the camera for $1999 USD initially.

CR's Take
At that price point, there is definitely room for another prosumer camera. Perhaps a 50D with video?

cr

265 Comments

  1. Well said. Hopefully they won’t spend too much time concentrating on trying to outdo competition on the video components and will work on where it matters, being the PQ.

  2. The D300 killer is here.

    Just in, specs as follows:

    15.1MP

    7.4fps

    OLED 3′ display, 1.15m pixels

    19 (yes, 19) point autofocus

    ISO 100-25600

    SDHC memory (!)

  3. May I request to kindly let me know 3 fundamental differences between the APS-C and Full Frame sensors? I use a 450D at present and contemplating a 5DMII for higher quality results from my L lenses. Pls advise.

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