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Canon 40D ... any recent whispers??


sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
7 Aug 2007 1:37PM
Age old question but I thought I'd revisit things to see if anyone had heard anything of late ... can't help but wonder when an anouncement will be made ... anyone know owt??

Paul
stevemelvin 15 675 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 1:51PM
Canon usually make big announcements in late August each year. Last year it was the 70-200f4LIS lens and something else I can't remember (85mm L Mark II possibly?). The year before it was the dual announcement of the 5D and 1D Mark II N.

So hold on a few weeks and all may be revealed! Alternatively, there may be bu99er all announced as tumbleweed blows through the Canon Press Centre.....!

We'll have to wait and see.

Steve
deviant 17 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 2:35PM
I think there will be a 5D MK 2 or simmilar announcement.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
7 Aug 2007 2:37PM
Ta guys, I'd heard that August was the month to expect announcements, but things have been quiet of late and I just wanted to see if I'd missed anything Wink
richardwheel 15 217 2 England
7 Aug 2007 2:40PM
you just can't wait can you paul...... Wink
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
7 Aug 2007 2:55PM
No harm in being prepared Rich Wink
richardwheel 15 217 2 England
7 Aug 2007 3:14PM
must admit I'm wanting to know aswell...
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
7 Aug 2007 3:15PM
Bookmark this thread then mate Wink
strawman 17 22.2k 16 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 3:33PM
August last year rumours of the 40D arrived, then in March they came back, and if you look at DPREVIEW there are a pile of people debating the spec and complaning that it is not good enough. Aparently it will have live view (step forward Oly users) and some dust removal tricks.

Age wise I guess it is time to update the 5D, but it works well and what would you do. Toughen the body up, fit seals etc, and you start to hit 1 series features (and I guess prices). Give it more pixels and does it threaten the 1DS? Could give it the 1Ds sensor I guess. Are there any threats. If I were Canon I would be hanging fire on the next gen part to see what Sony/Nikon do.

The 40D, make it too fast and does it hit the sales of the 1DMKIII, but I guess there is space to move it up a bit to 10MP.

Me I just want to see the 5D price slashed.
mattw 17 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 3:52PM

Quote:Could give it the 1Ds sensor I guess

That would be a step down John.
The 1Ds sensor was 11Mp
the 5D sensor is both a newer design (by quite some margine), and 12.7MP.


Quote:August last year rumours of the 40D arrived, then in March they came back, and if you look at DPREVIEW there are a pile of people debating the spec and complaning that it is not good enough.

Good Grief!
strawman 17 22.2k 16 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 3:55PM
Sorry I meant 1DS MKII the 16.7MP monster. It is so far outside my budget it has moved to mythical status. I think that Henson chap has one.
ahollowa 17 1.1k England
7 Aug 2007 4:29PM
I believe I saw something many months ago saying the 1ds MKII sensor production line had closed (they batch make these so there could be many years supply for the 1 ds II) so I would doubt it would be used in a new camera. Could use another 16Mp sensor with digic 3 maybe. However I don't hear a clamour for more pixels in the 5D. Weather sealing and more fps more normally wanted.

cheers

Al.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
7 Aug 2007 11:22PM
Cheers you lot, so nothing definite yet then??
Keelo 17 18 Australia
8 Aug 2007 2:49AM
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/Canon_40D.html

Had this link emailed to me yesterday
jontelling 13 23 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 2:19PM
Does that mean a price drop of the 400D? Grin

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