updated 12:55 pm EDT, Wed July 18, 2007
EOS-40D nearing release?
Canon's long-rumored EOS-40D may finally be nearing a proper announcement. The camera is one of many listed as PictBridge-certified on the CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association) website, and more importantly, it is distinguished from the EOS-400D, also known as the Rebel XTi.
The 40D has been discussed in various forms since 2006; it would be an upgrade to the current EOS-30D (pictured), a professional-level DSLR with an 8.2-megapixel sensor. This is the likely reason for an upgrade, since even the XTi has 10.1 megapixels, and the rival D200 by Nikon has 10.2 megapixels. [via PhotographyBLOG]