updated 08:15 pm EDT, Fri August 13, 2010
Canon confirms August 26 camera intros
Canon validated a flurry of rumors surrounding an August 26 event today by sending out invitations for media events the same day. Invites in Belgium and elsewhere asked the media to attend a "Take Stories Press Event." No clues were given in examples handed to Canon Rumors as to the nature of what would arrive.
Most anticipate the centerpiece being the EOS 60D, an anticipated replacement to the now two years old 50D. Most of the changes will be those inherited from most of the current generation, such as an 18-megapixel sensor, 1080p video and high light sensitivity. Its distinguishing trait should be a swivelling screen for off-angle shots.
The most likely other prospects are the G12, a CMOS-based sequel to Canon's pro compact; the S95, a similar upgrade to the S90; and both the SX30 and SX130. An EOS 1Ds MarK IV to replace Canon's top full-frame camera is also a possibility.