Amazon has leaked the details of the new Canon 30D replacement, the Canon 40D, as well as the Canon 1Ds Mark III which will have 21 megapixels and cost $8,000. Both are apparently available for pre-order. Read more news at PhotographyBlog.
Mike (Thanks to Mark Goldstein)
UPDATE by Weiran: Amazon.com have pulled the listings, but here you can see screenshots I took of the whole page.
Featured Comment by Unbound: "The 40D is a very interesting camera, especially for those of us that skipped the 30D generation. Ten megapixels on a 1.5x sensor sounds about right; a new generation of autofocus is certainly welcome; and the self-cleaning sensor is a great added feature. We are starting to reach the point where a digital camera may become a wiser long-term investment, since the technology is fairly mature. So the 40D may be the camera that most people can use for the long term if they are Canon shooters. There isn't much of a compelling reason to update from a 20D or 30D in this new camera, compared to the almost mandatory upgrade if you are still using a 10D.
"Really makes me wonder what improvements can be made to the 40D in the future aside from cutesy features and more megapixels. Twenty-two megapixels on the new 1DsMk3 really makes me wonder if there is any future in the MF camera back business. The new camera will probably not be a great low-light camera (many pixels in a small area), but for the uses that a MF back typically gets, such as studio and landscape, it will probably be great, at one-third the price. Is this the death announcement for MF backs except for very specialized uses?"