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Its that time of year...

Time for the new Canon product leak/rumors to really get going... particularly at Dpreview.com. Anyway, this is the latest "sneak preview". Real? who knows?

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shortysboy69
Jan. 21st, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
Do we "know" what the specs on this are? I've actually been expecting them to announce a new model since they lowered the price of the 20D by $100 earlier in the week.
blaneyphoto
Jan. 21st, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
KNOW?

Of course not. Personally, what I'm hoping for is a 20Dn (or 20D mkII - however they label it - just NOT a 30 something) 10+MP , 1.6/1.3 factor, nice big LCD, iso 50 and 3200. I'd trade in my 10D's in for a pair of those in a minute. Certainly not something for current 20D owners to get excited about, but I really don't think there will be anything to appeal to them unless they are ready to jump to the 5D.
shortysboy69
Jan. 21st, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, whatever they do, it needs to be able to compete with a Nikon D200. That's what I'm hoping anyway. That's another reason I figured they'd come out with something too. Guess we'll find out. I have a 20D and no plans to upgrade right now, but I have some Nikon friends who go on about the D200 (not that they can get one, since Nikon's been sold out forever and slow to make more). Stupid Nikon. :D
blaneyphoto
Jan. 21st, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, an upgrade from the 20D would be silly unless you've got the NEED or plenty of cash. That's why I sat out the 10d to 20d - a 6mp to 10/11/12 mp upgrade will be worth it vs. a 2 mp jump to the 20D. And, I've been really wanting more leeway with cropping lately - but I still need to end up with a reasonable file size, so a 10+ MP camera would do it.

As for the whole canon/nikon competition... I'll just leave that to them. After all, like the auto and computer industries, all the future models are already made - they're WAY ahead of us. I'm sure there's a 16mp, $1000.00 camera sitting on some interns desk right now... we'll see it in two years.
cranialstrain
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:58 am (UTC)
I have to say this looks fake to me, although that doesn't mean to say the rumor itself isn't true; however I would have to agree with your expectation of a 20Dn (or similar) opposed to a completely new model - simply because all the market requires is an improved 20D.. not a whole new camera.

I loved my 20D.. an absolutely stonking camera for the money - although I'm even happier with the 5D :)
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