updated 05:35 pm EDT, Mon August 9, 2010
Canon nears pre-Photokina DSLR upgrades
Canon's often anticipated DSLR updates, including the EOS 60D and EOS 1Ds Mark IV, may finally show themselves by the end of the month based on recent talk. At least Canon Poland has reportedly sent out invitations to an August 26 event for a new "flagship DSLR" that would likely be the 1Ds Mark IV. Little is known about what would entail, but the 1Ds series has usually been a full-frame version of the 1D model that shoots at a higher resolution; a new model would likely add higher light sensitivity and 1080p video.
The 60D meanwhile is said by Canon Rumors to have been shown in pre-release form at a presentation. Canon is said to have held off on full specs but also to have corroborated multiple details previously mentioned in the past. It would be the first Canon DSLR with a swiveling screen and would share the 18-megapixel sensor and 1080p video of the 7D and T2i, but would be "video optimized." Continuous movie autofocus like in upcoming Nikons is a possibility.
Whether or not one or both cameras are unveiled by August 26, Canon is believed to have two or even three pro or semi-pro camera bodies in store for the well-known Photokina expo, which starts in Germany on September 21.