updated 04:05 pm EDT, Mon July 12, 2010
Event leaks allude to EOS 60D on July 13
Canon's very frequently rumored EOS 60D could at last launch this week if mounting evidence is currect. An entry on creativeLIVE's calendar for August 25 refers to a "special epic event" whose details will be made public on July 13, a date that has surfaced twice before while being connected to the new mid-range DSLR. The date is far from confirmed but would both be consistent with suspicions of a summer release and would make sense with the run-up to the Photokina expo on September 21.
The most consistent rumors surrounding the 60D have implied that it would be a major upgrade to not just the now two-year-old 50D but the Canon line as a whole. It would have the 18-megapixel sensor, DIGIC IV processor and 1080p video recording of the EOS 7D, as well as its support for wireless flash sync, but would be the first Canon DSLR in recent memory with an articulating screen and a new, mystery feature that hasn't been seen before.
It would sit somewhat in between in other areas, with nine-point AF and five crosstype sensors, a slightly slower six frames per second of continuous shooting, and a viewfinder with 98 percent coverage. Like the 50D, it would be weather sealed against rain and dust. [via Canon Rumors]