There have been a few rumours about this recently, it was about time for Canon to update their entry level model with the new Digic III processor and the Live View technology they have put into their other cameras like the 1D MKIII and the EOS 40D.
There will be two kits, body only for $800 and one with a starter 18-55mm lens for $900
- 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
- SD/SDHC cards
- Larger viewfinder
- Live view mode, including contrast-detect AF
- Improved 9-point AF system
- Spot metering
- 3.0″ LCD monitor
- Continuous shooting at 3.5fps for up to 53 JPEG (6 RAW)
Finally Canon’s entry level cameras has spot metering! Something that has been missing (and rather important) for quite some time.
It’s also Canon’s first camera to use only SD cards (Supports SDHC).
Read the full release here: