Hot damn kiddies. Amazon just posted the specs and delivery for Canon's EOS 40D
. Of course, it's not official 'til it's official but Amazon lists a September 20th availability for the true 30D
successor. The specs? They're all there: new 10.1 megapixel, APS-C sized, self-cleaning CMOS sensor; 30% faster, 9 point AF; DIGIC III image processing; ISO 3200 max sensitivity; improved 3.0-inch LCD with Enhanced Live View; 6.5fps continuous shooting (bursting 75 Large/Fine JPEGs or 17 RAW images); 35-zone metering system; and CF card storage, natch. All in a body just slightly larger than the EOS 30D while tipping the scale with 1.4-ounces (40-grams) more beef. It also supports an "sRAW' mode which trims the number of pixels to one-fourth that of a standard RAW image (cutting file size in half) while retaining all of the flexibility of full-sized RAW images. A definite 30D upgrade for those of you who've been holding out. Sorry, no new pictures, the shot above was from that earlier leak
. Now best get outta here and start shaking down the kids for the $1,299.99 required to take the body-only home. Update
: Amazon pulled the price and delivery date. No worries, original screengrab after the break.Update 2
: Oh my, now the whole page is gone! Tsk, tsk Amazon, jump the gun did we? We anticipated this: peep the gallery for a walk down memory lane.
[Via dpreview forums
, thanks Manhog and Robby B.]