updated 12:50 pm EDT, Fri August 3, 2007
Canon EOS-40D Leak
Details and photos have leaked today regarding the EOS-40D, the widely expected sequel to Canon's 30D entry pro DSLR camera. In spite of likely costing much less than the $3,999 flagship EOS-1D Mark III, the 40D will include a full three auto-exposure priority modes (aperture, depth-of-field, and shutter) as well as the 1D's quarter-resolution sRAW mode which captures uncompressed photos at a faster rate and without the larger file size. Earlier reports also claim the camera will have a similar 10-megapixel sensor with a dust removal system, a three-inch LCD with live previews, and a sustained shooting speed of at least five and potentially over six frames per second.
The release date for the camera is uncertain, but multiple sources point to a 40D unveiling the week of August 20th, potentially as early as Monday but no later than Thursday the 23rd. Actual shipping would take place in September or October, and the prices for body-only and kit versions are unknown. [via Northlight-Images]