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Canon 5D Mark II already in the hands of some media outlets?

According to some new Canon rumor info, two new DSLR’s will be announced at Photokina and one will almost certainly be the highly anticipated 5D Mark II.

A poster in the in the DPR forum says that “production units of the 5D replacement have already been shipping to some long-lead media outlets under NDA so the can get their reviews lined-up for the day the embargo lifts.”

So if one of the cameras is the 5D Mark II what with the other be?

Photography Bay believes that it could be the 7D, but we’ll see by the time Photokina opens on September 23rd. If you’re in the market for a budget DSLR, neither of these would be it with the price possibly starting around $2,000 for the 7D and $3,500 for 5D Mark II.

[Via Photography Bay]

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Nikon D90 confirmed in Circuit City invenory screen?

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Looks like the yet unannounced Nikon D90 DSLR is all but confirmed if the above screenshot is true.

What you’re looking at is a photo of Circuit City’s inventory system showing the D90 kit with an 18 – 105mm lens for $1,299.99.

Let’s assume the photo is legit, any chance it could be wrong? Sure, I suppose there’s a chance, but this is close to a lock if you ask me. Too many D90 rumors swirling now for there to not be something to it. The D80 needs an update and the D90 is it.

Look for some official info on the D90 as we get closer to Photokina, opening on September 23rd.

[Via Electronista]


Sony camera announcement on August 14th

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Photoclub Alpha has confirmed that Sony will be holding a press conference on August 14th to announce “an exciting camera”.

While it could be the official announcement of the Sony Alpha A900 full frame 25 megapixel DSLR, most believe that announcement will take place closer to the Photokina show next month.

If that’s true, wonder what this one will be?

[Via Photography Bay]


Specs for the Nikon D90?

The closers we get to Photokina next month the more camera news we’ll likely hear. Next up: Nikon.

Nikon guru Thom Hogan has posted some specs for the as yet unannounced D90 DSLR that he feels pretty confident in. It will be called the D90 and be replacing the current D80 model which is already 2-years old.

The biggest difference Hogan says we’ll notice right away is the larger LCD, but the controls will in roughly the same place as they are now on the D80.

Spec wise he expects the D90 to include:

  • 12 megapixel sensor
  • Able to shoot 4.5 frames per second
  • New Live View with the ability to record video and audio
  • HDMI and GPS connectors
  • New 18 – 105mm f/3.5 – 5.6G DX VR lens

[Via Photography Bay]


Rumored specs for rumored Canon XS/1000D [UPDATED]

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Right now there is no Canon XS/1000D DSLR camera, so of course there are no official specs released for it.

There is, however, a rumor that Canon is preparing to announce such a camera a Photokina in September as a replacement to the Rebel XT (different from the XTi and XSi) and its specs are rumored to be as follows:

  • 10.1 megapixel sensor
  • Digic III image processors
  • 7-point autofocus system
  • 3fps continuous shooting
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • LiveView
  • Similar menus to the XSi 450D but more simplified
  • Will weight 540 grams
  • Will be inexpensive

UPDATE: Looks like it’s official–Canon has announced the EOS Digital rebel XS/1000D. For more info check out this post.

[Via Photography Bay]