Canon EOS 30D gets official

Orange country will soon be host to more digicams than mullets (ok, maybe not) when the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) trade show rolls into town next week. Canon decided to put us out of our misery early this morning by announcing their EOS 20D successor, the EOS 30D which we first saw last month. The 30D shares the same 8.19 megapixel CMOS sensor as the 20D including other core components such as the 9-point AF system, 5 fps max shoot rate, and 1/8000 top shutter speed. And yes, it remains compatible with 20D accessories. Some notable enhancements include a new 2.5-inch 230K color LCD, Canon's more flexible Picture Style menu, an increased burst depth, and the welcome ability to change the ISO while looking through the viewfinder. Those of you looking for more than a refined 20D will have to wait and see if we get the rumored 10 megapixel 35D announcement before the day is up. More pix after the break.

[Thanks, Donian]