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Making Sense of Small Tidbits of Info

5D Mark II
The 5D Mark II currently has an instant $500 rebate in Canada.

I do not recall ever seeing that big of a rebate on a camera body. The 800 f/5.6 which costs about 5 times more than a 5D Mark II has a $1000 rebate.

I’ve received some info about a new Hybrid camera for September that is a giant leap forward.

I’m not saying 5D Mark III, but that’s a big rebate for an “affordable” camera.

D700 replacement imminent?

60D
Various reports of reps saying a 60D is on the near horizon.

A lot more stores reporting a dried up inventory of 50D’s and inability to get more.

100-400 Replacement
More reports of a 100-400 replacement.

I’m going to say it isn’t coming based on past experience ordering products that are about to be replaced. The 100-400 is still very easy to get from Canon Canada.

I’ll monitor this closely.

One thing that may suggest it’s coming is Nikon is preparing a replacement of the 80-400 I’m told. If we go by the 70-200 f/2.8 replacements, we could expect Canon to upgrade theirs as well.

I will note the 100-400 is a massive seller for Canon as it sits.

500 f/5.6 or 600 f/5.6
I’ve heard a couple request for both of these lenses. With the ISO abilities of camera bodies now, why do we need to lug around f/4 supertelephotos?

A replacement of the 400 f/5.6L with a 500 f/5.6L IS makes a pile of sense. A lot of people take the 100-400 over the 400 prime. A 500 prime at f/5.6 could cost $3000-$4000 and sell very well.

A 600 f/5.6? A lot less likely. I’d expect to see a 600 DO first.

Canon G12
The next “G” will be CMOS equipped and shoot HD video. I’m told I can guarantee it. Not really a reach after seeing the SD4000. :)

Another suggestion is a form factor change and a better optical VF.

Gearing up for Rumor Season
A lot more little things are coming in now. Expect things to take off soon.

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160 responses to “Making Sense of Small Tidbits of Info”

  1. Well, you always hope to get some more hints. I understand Canon somehow not telling anything, because they still want to sell the 50d and the competitors should know nothing as well.

    But… come on… this waiting just hurts ;-)

  2. 60D with an APS-H sensor – Just an idea, but the 550D borrows the 7D sensor, so if the 60D borrowed the 1Dmk4 sensor, this would slightly change the shape of the 60D. Limited to 5fps (1 digic4) this gives you an excellent camera – 16Mpixels that would still be specked less than the 7D in some areas.

  3. There has been a price-drop of about 80-100 EUR in Germany the last 3-4 weeks for the 50D. Is somthing happening concerning the 60D?

  4. Sold my 40D this weekend… got some money together from a couple shoots I’ve done… .I have money ready to spend on a new camera… I’m trying to decide whether to wait for a 60D, get the 7D or get a used 5DII … which would then require me to buy all new lenses, and it’s got a horribly slow fps rate, but other than that, it seems like a good option

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