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 Post subject: Spanish Site
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:31 pm 
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The Spanish site which has apparently been a good source of information in the past has an update on the 40D.

The original post in Spanish can be viewed here or, if you prefer, you can view it here in Googlish.

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P.S. If you are wondering what is meant by "autolimpieza" it is "auto-cleaning" (of the sensor).

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 Post subject: Chimese Site
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:30 pm 
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With speculation now running at fever pitch (alright, lukewarm poultice pitch!) the latest headliner at Northlight Images is a report that the Chinese Canon web-site no longer lists the EOS 30D. I've no idea whether it ever listed the 30D but it might be another sign that the 40D is imminent. If, like me, your Chinese is non-existent you can view the page here in Googlish.

As an aside, that Northlight Images page shows photos on its August 12th entry which have already been admitted to be fake (30D photo with the 3 changed to a 4?). Makes me wonder what else is flat wrong.

With luck the speculation phase will only last another week.

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 Post subject: A quiet day
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:15 pm 
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No direct news about the hoped for 40D announcement next week but I did turn up a couple of terms we might be seeing on all new Japanese digital cameras, namely "ISO standard output sensitivity (SOS)" and "ISO recommended exposure index (REI)".

It seems as though we might occasionally see terms like ISO 100 (REI) or ISO 100 (SOS) in a camera's documentation but, mercifully, there shouldn't be room for anything other than plain old ISO on the camera. That said, will we really care as we set an ISO number on our cameras?

I believe the point of this is to clarify (!) the fact that ISO speeds on digital cameras are not really the same animal as ISO speeds of film and are essentially manufacturer defined.

The original post which drew my attention to this is here and the CIPA document defining all this may be found here.

Apparently those lucky enough to own an EOS-1D Mark III can already find references to these terms in the manual.

Veering slightly off the topic of this thread, whatever happened to the much rumoured EOS 5D Mark II?

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Yeah, there was a lot of talk about a new 5D, which if it was following Canon's typical 18 month product cycle for consumer / semi pro DSLRs is already 6 months late. But then nowhere near as late as a 1Ds Mark III.

While the 400D / XTi and 30D product lines still seem to refresh every 18 months, the higher end stuff seems to now be on their own schedule. So while I wouldn't be surprised to see another DSLR accompanying the 40D next week, I would equally not be surprised if we're kept waiting.

Anyway, the announcement is only a few days off now, so we'll know soon enough!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:11 am 
I shoot Nikon but don't dislike Canon. This looks like an awesome camera very sleek and a great design if this is the new Canon I can't wait to see one in person.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:31 am 
I wouldn't be suprised if they just rehash the 30d body for the 40d. Could be a little smaller but I dont want it like the XT/XTi bodystyle (350/400d). Hear some nice features. I think they are going to put a 10 mp sensor. I do think they will put the digic 3 processor in it. It's not bad. Now if canon can deliver a superzoom that can give the nikon 18-200 VR a run for it's money.


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 Post subject: Another quiet day
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:20 pm 
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Another quiet day on the EOS 40D front. The tension is unbearable. :)

My favourite rumour so far relates to the report that Best Buy will sell this camera with a 28-135mm kit lens. This has raised eyebrows because 28mm isn't very wide on an APS-C sensor. Some wag has suggested that it would be perfect if the 40D were to ship with an APS-H sensor with its 1.3 crop.

A fantastic move for those without an investment in EF-S lenses but would Canon alienate current 20D/30D owners and at the same time undercut its EOS-1D Mark III line?

Well, one can wish!

Bob.

P.S. In case you need convincing, in the States the 30D can be bundled with the 28-135mm lens.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:52 pm 
Camera should hit the stores on Sept. 2nd :). There will be a London Product announcement on Tuesday the 21st. There wont really be any info until the later in the week or next week. But then someone will probably leak the 40d specs.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:27 pm 
*drumroll* And here it is!

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Credit: this was taken from here.


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Hi luis,

Wow, heaven! Buttons for gin, sex and pizza. Mmmm, drooool.

Bob.

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In an earlier post I noted that the Canon China web-site had removed the 30D. Seems as though Canon has given them a ticking off because the 30D is back.

Another snippet on the Northlight Images 40D rumours page refers to a post by an individual who seems to have a good track record on new Canon announcements. Rather than provide a link to the specific post here is a link to all posts by that individual on the Digital Photography Review site. While he/she doesn't give a lot away, looking back at the posts from last year the information provided is pretty solid.

If I interpret the various posts and his/her replies then we may be looking at
    10MP sensor, 14bits depth
    Digic III
    6.5 fps
    Self-cleaning
    No weather-seals
    9pts auto-focus, improved
    ISO 100-1600 + H(3200)
    3' LCD with Live view

    The 40D will go head to head with the Nikon D200 and win in every cat. except built quality.... It wins sensor, fps, af etc.... It is a true upgrade from a 30D...The new 40d is like a 1D MkIII lite...Same built quality as 30d...

I am intrigued by "head to head with the Nikon D200 ... It wins sensor" and "the new 40d is like a 1D MkIII lite". The D200 has a 10.2MP sensor so presumably we are talking about better noise levels and/or 14 bit depth. Maybe the 1D MkIII lite comparison relates to frame rates as I still believe that an APS-H sensor in the 40D is just wishful thinking.

With the weekend upon us the rumour rate will no doubt soar. I've done my bit so my next post in this thread will probably be after the Canon press conference when, hopefully, we will know the facts.

Bob.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:19 pm 
Tuesday the 21st it is for the Press Conference. New Models could very well be introduced.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:40 pm 
Some info for the 40D! Build quality is comparable to the 30d. tsiphoto on dpreview says it's like a baby 1DMKIII. I bet it will use a 20d/30d based body. He says the specs are pretty much out there. He sadly didn't reveal anything else. Too bad it will be hard to find :(. Then it should get better. A rumored 18-55 IS kit lens will be available. I bet canon is using that lens to compete with in body CCD IS.


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Now some say it will be monday. The 30D is already discontinued. The Canon G7 is also discontinued. I bet the 40D is coming soon. It might just be a good d200 killer but without weather sealing. Now if canon can get a superzoom to rival that nikon 18-200 VR lens. I would love to see weather sealing and a better body but then that might push it out of my budget :(.

Tsiphoto says this camera will beat the d200 in everything but build quality.


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Northlight Images have apparently received an email outlining some features of the 40D.
    40D - it's ready, but they did have a 40D ready in Feb/March, but it was regarded as just a bit to similar to everything else. It seems that Canon have put a lot into the 'new' 40D to get back market leadership in this segment from Nikon.

    Features include: 14 bit processing, highlight preservation, multiple custom functions, faster, half the noise level of the 30D, more weatherproofing. Lots of 'trickle down' features from their pro models.

    Their marketing campaign is really going to emphasise the semi-pro angle and the marketing will emphasise the 'pro' heritage.
There is additional information about the 1Ds MkIII, the 5D replacement and the 400D replacement as well as some fascinating comments about technologies now in the pipeline. Rather than copy it wholesale, which would be rather rude, head on over to Northlight Images for the whole story.

The email, admittedly paraphrased, contains phrases such as "Canon have mentioned..." which indicates that at best the source has received a briefing on a non-disclosure basis which has then been disregarded. At worst this could be a little light fictional entertainment. Either way, Canon won't be happy if buyers delay their purchases because of all the new goodies apparently just around the corner!

The 40D feature list above is interesting for what it leaves out as well as the new features. "Half the noise level of the 30D" and "highlight preservation" sound brilliant but no mention of Live View.

Bob.

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