updated 01:10 pm EDT, Wed August 8, 2007
Canon 40D Confirmed Sept
Canon expects to release its hotly anticipated EOS-40D digital SLR early next month, says an insider at Best Buy that leaked the camera's stocking info and UPC code. The camera is now due to reach shelves by September 2nd and is now known to have all the features previously revealed through early leaks as well as minor new additions: the 40D picks up the more recent DIGIC III imaging processor absent from the 30D and will also borrow several features from other cameras in the EOS line, ranging from the dust removal system, true spot metering, and a five frames per second burst rate.
Best Buy claims it will have the camera in stock on September 2nd at a price of $1,599, which is anticipated as the official retail price for most other stores. No confirmation has been given of the inclusion of a kit lens at the official price. [via Canon EOS-40D]